Last year, I decided I'd write a little story just for myself. The reason it was just for me was because I didn't want much of a conflict. It was one of those days where everything on social media seemed utterly depressing and I wanted a story that was non-stop happiness. You know what they say: write the story you want to read.
This is how Ellie and Cooper came to be. I started with a Christmas story because I kinda love Christmas. It was a sweet, old-friends reunited story with a dash of the ever popular brother's best friend trope. I described it to friends as cheesy goodness.
I decided shortly thereafter that I can't be the only person who, every once in a while, wants just the sweet stuff. I put Some Kind of Christmas in my newsletter as a free offering. Following that, I committed myself to creating three more Ellie and Cooper stories so that readers could follow their sweet journey.
I know conflicts exist and I could have made this a full novel, deepening the issues, really pulling at emotional strings. But it wasn't what I wanted. I wanted a sweet, feel-good journey that highlighted the triumphs of love and friendship and happily ever after.
Today, I'm very excited to share with you, all four stories in one sweet spot.
I'm so excited to be part of Entangled's Under the Mistletoe event. There are some excellent titles on sale this month and More than Friends is one of them. What I love most about this is the timing. This time last year, I was just getting ready for the release of Owen and Gabby's book, unsure how anyone would feel about the first book in my first series with Entangled. It's been an excellent and fun year in the book world, which included the second and third books in the series. If you didn't get a chance last year, start your holidays with a sweet story about unrequited love that ends up being not so one sided after all.
More Than Friends is an exceptional and fun, holiday romance novel.
The timing and pacing of these relationships just felt right; the family interference appropriately stifling and #goalsworthy and, most importantly, the connection between geeky (*swoon* I love a geek!) Owen and artsy Gabby simple and genuine.