I am excited to be a blog stop on the blog tour for the novella No Dress Required by Cari Quinn. This book is a preview to a new imprint of books from Entangled Publishing, Flirt. As a part of the stop, I am lucky to have Cari as a guest blogger today. So read on and enter the giveaway for a copy of her book!
The Care and Feeding of a Hero
by Cari Quinn
Thanks so much for having me at the Caffeinated Diva today!
I’m a hero-centric girl. I know, I know, a lot of us romance writers and readers are. But with my recent Entangled Publishing release, No Dress Required, I emotionally poked at my hero, Jake, a little bit. His ex-fiance left him for a man he could never compete with, which left him feeling a tad insecure and questioning if he had the chops for a long-term relationship. Enter the heroine, Noelle, who proves to him that oh yes, he is still sexy and oh yes, he still has it all going on!
Getting Jake to that realization point was fun since I made sure to toss him small motivational breadcrumbs on the way to his HEA. Like these…
Lots of opportunities to laugh. Jake loves that Noelle does her own thing, including wearing T-shirts that other people wouldn’t be caught dead in. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy teasing her now and then. But she gets him back. No doubts there!
A night shared with Noelle he won’t EVER forget, for more than one reason. Just sayin’!
And finally, plenty of intimate interaction with his heroine–the guy deserves a little one-on-one action, right? Make that more than a little…
Now it’s your turn! Tell me about how easy you prefer your heroes to have it in a romance novel. Are you softer-hearted and want them to have an easier road to true love? Or do you enjoy it most when authors really turn the screws?
After years of ho-hum dating, Noelle Gregory is tired of fooling around. There’s only
ever been one guy for her–Jake Conroy, her best friend’s older brother. Now that Jake’s back in town, she’s headed to his sister’s New Year’s Eve party to make her move. Purse full of condoms? Check. Sparkly dress guaranteed to show Jake the sexy woman she’s become? Check.
Carjacker that makes off with both two hours before the party? Check.
When Jake finds Noelle stranded on the side of the road–looking sexier than ever in her striped socks and silly holiday shirt, damn it–he’s glad for the snowstorm that cancels his sister’s party. His and Noelle’s friendship has tormented him for years, and now, Jake wonders if he should dare to sample what he’s always wanted…and if he’ll be able to walk away when it’s over.
Readers can read Chapter One for free at the Entangled Publishing site here.
Giveaway: The giveaway will run for one week. One randomly chosen commenter will be chosen to win a copy of this fabby book.
To enter, just leave a comment with your email. For extra chances to win,…
- 1 extra entry, follow the author at @cariquinn and tweet about this post tagging the author in it and leave me the link to your tweet!
- 1 extra entry, like The Caffeinated Diva page on Facebook, and let me know that you did!
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Book tour sponsored by Entangled Publishing.