Stopping by today, we have the fabulous historical romance author, Kelly Bowen! She chats just a bit about herself and her love for romance, then dishes on her latest release, A Good Rogue Is Hard To Find (the titles of her books crack me up, people. Could there BE a better name for a book?).
What type of romance do you love most and why?
My very favorite type of romance is when the plot uses a friends-turned-lovers trope. It doesn’t matter what genre of romance it is, I love the depth of the relationship that two characters have when they’ve already seen the best and worst of each other. And the sexual tension between friends discovering something more is deliciously intense.
Two things people don’t know about me:
1. I coach volleyball.
2. I am a certified open water diver. Which is ironic, considering I live about as geographically far away from an ocean that you can get (and I’m not counting Hudson’s Bay as an ocean!)
Favorite romance novel of all time:
One of my favorite romances of all time is Kris Kennedy’s Defiant. I love strong heroines who aren’t waiting for rescue, and strong heroes who are a match for such a heroine. The love story that develops and winds through this awesome adventure was mesmerizing.
Kelly’s latest book is A Good Rogue Is Hard to Find, Book 2 in the Lords of Worth series.
HE THOUGHT HE’D SEEN IT ALL . . .
The rogue’s life has been good to William Somerhall: He has his fortune, his racehorses, and his freedom. Then he moves in with his mother. It seems the eccentric Dowager Duchess of Worth has been barely skirting social disaster-assisted by one Miss Jenna Hughes, who is far too bright and beautiful to be wasting her youth as a paid companion. Now home to keep his mother from ruin, William intends to learn what’s afoot by keeping his friends close-and the tempting Miss Hughes closer still.
. . . UNTIL HE MEETS HER
He’s tall, dark, and damnably intelligent-unfortunately for Jenna. She and the duchess are in the “redistribution business,” taking from the rich and giving to the poor, and it’s going great – until he shows up. But even as William plots to make an honest woman out of her, Jenna will use all her wiles to reveal just how bad a rogue he can be . . .
Publisher’s Weekly says, “Bowen’s impish sense of humor is expressed by lively, entertaining characters in this wickedly witty Regency. Pure romantic fun in the con-game comedy vein.”
Thanks so much for joining us, Kelly! It’s been a delight having you.