I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I’m that mom that would send my kids to school with Valentine’s “bouquets” for all of their teachers – flower-shaped sugar cookies decorated and baked on sticks, then stuck in a flowerpot. Every year, I’d spend the entire day before Valentine’s Day baking cookies and making gifts. Now I homeschool, so I plan elaborate dinner and goodies for my family. I have boxes of European chocolates for my children, my baking is planned out, I know my menu for the dinner. I’m so excited that it’s almost here!
So, as a romance author with 31 romance novels out, you’d think that I had incorporated Valentine’s Day into something, somewhere. Yet, I only did it twice!
In Greater Than Rubies, my billionaire Tony Viscolli takes his love Robin Bartlett from Boston to New York City via helicopter for Valentine’s Day dinner at the Viscolli hotel. He presents her with a ruby necklace in the shape of a heart — giving the book the theme for a play on Proverbs 31:10: Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. (NKJV)
It was so much fun to give Robin such an elaborate and romantic Valentine’s gift.
When I was planning my book Jade’s Match, my main male character was on the Olympic hockey team, and his love interest was on the Olympic volleyball team. The book released the week the 2018 Winter Olympics began. Working out the timing of everything, I discovered that the first men’s hockey game was taking place on February 14th! How perfect was that?
Thus, it became the second book to have a Valentine’s Day scene in it.
Do you enjoy Valentine-themed romances? What is your favorite?
One commenter will receive an autographed copy of Greater Than Rubies AND one of Jade’s Match. The winner will be announced on Sunday’s post.
P.S.: If you want to find more Valentine’s Day themed stories, including Jade’s Match, check out All I want for Valentine’s Day giveaway at Bookfunnel!