We have Australian author Jennifer St George and she's got a giveaway of her latest release, The Love Deception to one commenter!
Over to Jennifer now...
Over to Jennifer now...
Do Professions matter?
I love coming up with exciting professions for my characters. In Seducing the Secret Heiress, the hero was a reality TV producer; The Convenient Bride features two hoteliers and the hero, Damon Fullbright and heroine, Felicity Carter of my current release, The Love Deception are both lawyers.
Romances feature all sort of professions. In the recent category romance novels I’ve read, the characters have included shipping tycoon, real estate billionaire, university professor, emergency rescue officer, architect, law enforcement officer and a couple of billionaires who don’t seem to work much at all.
A key part of the process is working out how to keep the hero and heroine together. You don’t want the hero having to spend all day at work, separated from the heroine or visa versa.
Having lots of friends and relatives who are lawyers, it was fun chatting to them about life in a law firm as research for The Love Deception. The types of meetings they have, the work they do. It was also important to get the scene in the courtroom correct, so I researched the Australian appeal process to give the scene authenticity. I’ve had a couple of comments that the court-room part of the story is very short, but I’ve been assured by people in the know that the scene could play out exactly as I’ve written it (thank goodness).
For my next book, I’m researching what it is like to work in an Orangutan Wildlife Sanctuary in Asia. It’s such fun finding out little details that you can include in the story to add realism to the character’s lives.
The Love Deception
The Love Deception is my third novel with Destiny Romance. It combines legal intrigue, courtroom drama and a dash of exotic Barbados.
When Felicity Carter wakes up naked in a strange bed, she has no idea how she got there. And no recollection of meeting the gorgeous man calmly offering her breakfast. Felicity flees – hoping that their paths never cross again. The last thing she expects is to discover that her mystery man is Damon Fullbright, partner at the law firm where Felicity has just started work – and her new boss!
Damon is appalled to find the out-of-control young woman he rescued has been hired to work on his team. Apart from anything else, he doesn't need the distraction of a hot blonde with a barrel-full of issues. But one-by-one, Felicity blows all Damon’s preconceptions out of the water. When Felicity explosively reveals her dreadful secret, will he risk his reputation and trust her to discover the truth?
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I love to hear if there are any professions you enjoy reading about or ones that you feel just don’t work. One commentator will receive an e-copy of The Love Deception.