We’ve already taken a quick look at Never Been Kissed but today I’m thrilled to have the wonderful Molly O’Keefe join us to answer a few questions. I’ve read Book 3 – Between the Sheets (I’ll have a review up later) – which I thought was fantastic so I’m super excited to get my hands on this one too.
*What do you like best about writing romances? I really like contributing to something happy. Something real. I like telling stories about women and their lives and loves. I like writing about families. About motherhood. I just can’t imagine anything more relevant or beautiful or fun to write.
*What is your favorite romantic story (movie/book, fact/fiction)? Oh, man this is a good one. My favorite romance novel of all time is Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. My favorite romantic movie… would have to be… hmmm. Wow. That’s hard. I really really love Crazy Stupid Love. Love it. And my favorite real life romance – my own!! I met my husband when I was nineteen, we traveled around the world together. We have two great kids. Most days we’re still in love and on the days we’re not, we keep our mouths shut and work hard to get the feeling back…
*If you could be any romantic character, who would it be and why? I bet most romance writers say someone from Jane Austen. For a second I was going to say Princess Buttercup from Princess Bride, but she really doesn’t have much fun, does she? She kind of waits for Wesley to save her. So, I’m going to say Wesley. I would be Wesley from the Princess Bride, because he gets love, adventure and carried around on Andre The Giant’s back….
*Which of your characters/books was the most fun to write? A lot of my books have been fun to write. Or at least I’m able to look back on them and think it was fun. All the Harlequin Superromances I wrote while pregnant with my kids – were kind of an amazing process. Doing all that work during naptimes while sleep-deprived and hormonal. It was a really powerful, rich time in my life. But last year writing BETWEEN THE SHEETS – was pretty amazing. It’s my favorite book and a blast to write. Everything just seemed to work…
*If you weren’t a writer and could be doing anything else you want, what would it be? I’d be a teacher. Fifth grade, maybe or high school. Or if it’s ANYTHING – an Olympic Beach Volleyball Player. Despite have no apparent skills – I think I would be amazing.
Boys of Bishop, book #2
Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s second novel in her exciting new series—The Boys of Bishop—features an irresistible romance and unforgettable characters in a page-turning story that delivers equal parts emotion and humor . . . with a little edge to boot.
As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents’ expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates. Enter Brody Baxter, who was a bodyguard for the Montgomery family ten years ago and doesn’t think twice about coming to Ashley’s rescue. Handsome and tough, Brody has always done what needed to be done. So he swoops in, saves Ashley, and brings her to a place where she can rest and recuperate without the glare of the press and her demanding family: Brody’s small hometown of Bishop, Arkansas. But Ashley soon realizes that she’s not the only one in need of healing.
Holed up with Ashley in a tiny apartment over his brother’s bar in Bishop, Brody is tempted and torn in ways he never anticipated. Beautiful Ashley, vibrant despite her ordeal, fearless enough to love him beyond his wall of self-punishment, is now determined to save him. But with a little faith and a lot of love, they just may find happiness in each others’ arms.
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Molly O’Keefe is the RITA Award winning author of over 25 books and novellas. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two kids and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.
Site – http://www.molly-okeefe.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MollyOKwrites
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