Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Can I Be My Heroine?

When I was growing up, I was far from the ‘it girl’ of my school or my neighborhood. As the youngest of three sisters, my clothes were often hand-me-downs. But honestly, even if my wardrobe had been cooler, I wouldn’t have been. Because I didn’t have that elusive quality of fabulousness.

There was that one girl that all the boys chased and all the other girls wanted to be friends with. Her confidence was evident in how she walked, how she talked, how she dressed. She’d even formed her own entourage, all by the tender age of eleven or twelve. 

I think as we grow older, we develop our own style, accept ourselves and others more readily. The cool kids stay cool, but those of us who weren’t find our niche. Yet that elusive sparkle that makes everyone in the room gravitate toward  one person seems to remain with the lucky few. Which is why I try to create that in certain characters. Like Lucy, the heroine from my new release, The Surrogate Husband

Yes, I admit it—I want to be her. 

Okay, so she has a few issues. Her parents’ marriage was a complete wreck, so she doesn’t keep guys around any longer than she would a quart of milk. And yeah, she’s got an intense fear of drowning because…well, long story. 

But she owns the hottest lingerie store in South Beach. She has a killer body and can wear satin and lace every day to work. Instead of a boring car, she tools around on a motorcycle. Heck, she even dyed her hair hot pink! Her mom is her best friend, and works for her part time. 

Oh, except that her mom’s gotten her into a mess. And now she has to pretend to be married to her uber hot accountant. So yeah, I still want to be her. 

The Surrogate Husband

Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. As far as she's concerned, men are something best enjoyed in small doses, never to be allowed too close. Then Lucy's mother tells her Aunt Bev that Lucy has eloped and is married—a tiny lie only meant to appease the dying woman...until Aunt Bev miraculously recovers. Now Lucy needs to find a “husband” for an upcoming family wedding, and fast.

Fortunately, Lucy's ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant Dex Levian is willing to be her stand-in spouse for the weekend. And that's when the trouble really begins. For starters, Dex's “involvement” with a client―no matter how irresistible―might ruin a merger he hopes will make his career. Worse still, the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it's sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do...

“Each box is tabbed so you can jot down expenses, broken down by category.” Pointing to the spreadsheet, he explained where she was to write in this and that. “I’ll email it to you so you’ll have it on your computer.”

God, that voice. It was like he’d just said, “I’ll email you naked pictures of myself and then come over with a jar of honey and a can of whipped cream.” It was so unfair that he had to look as good as he sounded.

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Author Bio: 
Wynter Daniels has authored more than two dozen romances, including paranormal, contemporary and romantic suspense books for several publishers including Entangled Publishing, Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id and Red Sage. She lives in sunny Florida with her family and two spoiled cats. After careers in marketing and the salon industry, Wynter’s wicked prose begged to be set free.

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