Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wild Card Weekend - High School Sweethearts
A Shout-Out to All High-School Sweethearts!
My good friend and fellow romance author Sandra Hyatt (Silhouette Desire) ended up marrying her high school boyfriend...and I’m pretty sure it’s not just because “he was older and owned a car,” as she romantically explains it! I mean, yeah, the car was probably a nice attention-getter, but I suspect she did meet other guys with cars in the years that followed. So what’s the true appeal of hanging on to your high school hero?
But when it comes to romance novels, which of course thrive on conflict and trouble, our characters are seldom that well- adjusted! My new novella, Chasing the Dream, is out this month in The Memory of a Kiss, the first volume of the new series from Harlequin NASCAR. Chasing the Dream is about two people who were incredibly attracted to each other as teenagers. They both knew they were out of their depth, for different reasons, and chickened out of the relationship. But the memory of that one, extraordinary kiss they shared stayed with them both. Unfortunately, as Jeb, my hero, discovers, recapturing that moment is not as simple as one might hope.
One commenter will win a copy of A Memory of a Kiss, which contains two novellas about love rekindled.