Last weekend, I attended a writing retreat with a big group of wonderful women. One of the fun things we did was submit “superlative” awards for everyone at the conference. Mine was “Most likely to have a spreadsheet for that” which is 100% accurate and probably tells you a lot about me!
So, I thought it would be fun to take my books (I just published #20) and do the same thing!
The book most likely to make you laugh: Resisting Rose
This book is a “friends-to-more” and “dating a coworker” story, but there is also a really fun protective older brother thread throughout the story. Rose and Tate have a relationship with tons of banter, and there are animals adding a few laugh-out-loud moments as well.
The book most likely to make you swoon: Blind Date with the Hero
Writing my most recent book in the Freedom Ridge series, I wrote as many sweet gestures, thoughtful words, and romantic gifts as I wanted. The story was the perfect opportunity for the hero to show his best friend exactly how he feels; because she doesn’t know it is him.
The book most likely to make you stay up late reading: Hostile Intent
I also write romantic suspense, so when I added this category to the list – I couldn’t resist adding this book. Hostile Intent is an exciting suspense book with lots of hidden motives, action, and high-stakes but with a sweet, banter-filled romance developing throughout. Be warned – you won’t want to put it down.
The book most likely to make you cry: Longing for Lily
I’ve never cried as much writing and editing a book as I did with Longing for Lily. Their story is one that waited for years to be told and their happily ever after didn’t come easily. But watching Josh and Lily walk through fire and come out stronger on the other side is my most heart-wrenching tale of sacrificial love and restoration.
The book with the most unusual proposal: Summer to Remember
The two characters in this book are unashamed geeks who love superheroes, video games, and imagination. They bond over their shared interests, and have to fight for their happy ending despite their big differences. When they get there, Mark’s proposal is one-of-a-kind and perfect for the two of them.
The book that required the most research: Dancing with Dandelion
The final book in the Bloom Sisters had so many things to research — martial arts, US Army duty stations and positions, Secret Service protocols, arson patterns and more. All that while building a slow burn romance between two people who had terrible first impressions to overcome and different ideas about how to achieve their shared goal.
The book most likely to make you cheer: The One Who Got Away
Everything in this book is leading to an unavoidable choice. Our characters are on a collision course with reality threatening to intrude on their fake relationship… and when it all happens, you’ll be cheering for the victory when they claim their happy ending despite the challenges.
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If you’ve read my books, do you agree with the awards I gave? If you haven’t, what other CCR books do you think fit in some of these categories?