No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that’s just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he’d lied about his name during their brief three-day romp a few months before, she’s so angry that she pretends she doesn’t remember him.
Spence regrets his deception, but not as much as he regrets that their time together didn’t last longer. When she shows up in his town, looking to revitalize her uncle’s mountain resort, Spence is determined to help. Maybe rescuing Lila from a hopeless renovation project will get him in her good graces—and back in her bed.
Lila has no interest in being rescued, and Spence is insulted by her stubborn rebuffs and her “faulty” memory. But when rehab work turns into an after-hours meeting, the two of them are in for a night that just might prove unforgettable…
Thank for having me here today to talk about my newest release, WE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. The book just came out and I’m really excited about it. It’s the third in my “Holloway” series, which references the fictional town where the book is set, Holloway, West Virginia.
Whenever I talk about this book I have a minute where I think about the movie ABOUT LAST NIGHT. Am I dating myself? It’s from the 80s Brat Pack era (right when I was a teen and totally fascinated with that group of rising actors and actors). It’s not as popular as the other movies from this time, mostly because I think the movie was supposed to be more grown-up and take place after school as these pretty people went out into the “real” world.
For those unfamiliar with the movie, let me fill you in. It stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. The two meets, have a one-night stand and then try to engage in a relationship despite the interference of their friends and the general immaturity of the characters. It’s not a particularly great movie. But the one-night stand part that clicks. See, WE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS starts with the couple meeting in a bar. They then have a three-night stand and go their separate ways and back to their lives. Since this is a romance, they meet up again. Turns out they now live in neighboring towns, so ignoring their nights (and days) together isn’t really possible…especially once the hero’s brother and best friend find out about what happened.
I’m not a big fan of books where the man and woman meet and five seconds later one or both have the “he/she is different and could be the one” feeling. I mean, does that really happen over the course of an hour? Possibly, but I’m thinking not that often. But books where the man and woman meet and are attracted to each other from the beginning? Oh, yeah. That totally works for me. The one-night stand (or in the case of my book, three-night) is certainly an example of that.
There’s just something about meeting, sharing time and having a relationship miss that makes the later road to romance more compelling. It’s like they have to work at it. They have to work at it. And, really, isn’t that how life works?
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