Taking a break from the blog for the day and turning the letter U over to Paige Rion. Her novel, Written on her Heart was released yesterday and she here to talk to you about Undeniable Attraction. Welcome Paige.
First, I want to thank Sydney for having me on her blog. We decided to each share a post for the A to Z challenge. I hope I do her blog justice.
One of the main ingredients of a successful romance novel is undeniable attraction. In most romance novels, it’s usually pretty apparent from the start that a rare chemistry exists between the main character and their love interest. Whether it’s love at first site or a love hate relationship at first sight, the characters are undeniably attracted to each other. But this attraction doesn’t come free. In a good book, there’s some form of complication or conflict that is keeping them apart. And that’s what makes the story interesting.
In my new release, Written On Her Heart, there’s plenty of attraction between the main character Andi Callaway and Ford Delaney. Ford is a world famous novelist, he’s sexy, brooding, and he’s her literary idol. When she happens to snag a job as his assistant, it creates room for a lot of sparks. But her long-time boyfriend and her “life-plan” get in the way, causing her to deny her budding feelings for the hunky author. For fun, I’d like to share a snippet of the book with you. This is the first scene in which their attraction for each other becomes apparent.
“Can I trust you?” he asked.
“Of course.” She reached a hand out, placing it on his arm, despite the voice in her head screaming at her to stay put. Her skin burned where it touched his and she sensed something dangerous between them. Kinetic. Electric. Like the first rumble of thunder before a storm.
“My situation—the way I feel—it’s ironic. Don’t you think?” he said. “The one thing that always centered me, the one thing that helped me to find myself, to cope—my writing—has somehow made me come undone again. I need to remember why I write. I need to remember why I love it so much. That’s part of the reason I came here. Yes, to hide out and let the press calm down, but I also came here to find a way to write again. To find the joy. You—your enthusiasm, your determination—helps to remind me.”
Her? Andi’s heart thudded in her chest.
He reached out, placing his hand on the side of her face, and before she could stop herself, she leaned into him, covering his hand with her own. She met his eyes and her breathing hitched. Pins pricked her spine and her pulse pounded in her ears. He leaned in and ducked his head, his mouth only inches from hers. The warmth of his sweet breath moved over her lips, and for a moment, she closed her eyes, not thinking, only feeling. But in the second before their lips met, she blinked, the fog in her head clearing, and she pressed a palm to his chest.
“I’m sorry. I have a boyfriend.” She breathed.
Ford pulled away, his eyes beacons of light in the darkness. “Of course you do.” He straightened and took a step back, as if Andi was something dangerous, something he had to get away from. Running a hand through his hair, he muttered something she couldn’t decipher under his breath.
He closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose, then said, “Be at my place Monday, nine a.m., ready to work. I’ll find a way home.” Then, he turned on his heel and left her sitting alone in the darkness.
~From Written On Her Heart by Paige Rion
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