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The Next Big Thing
The lovely Megan Cashman tagged me for The Next Big Thing where you chat about what you’re working on. Thanks, Megan! Here’s a sneak peek at what I’m up to!
What is the working title of your book? CAUGHT UP IN US
Where did the idea come from for the book? Many places! But especially from the movies. This book was inspired by all the movies and rom-coms I’ve ever seen and the wish we have as movie fans for that kind of love…
What genre does your book fall under? New adult contemporary romance. My heroine is in graduate school; the hero is a few years older.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I think Channing Tatum can pretty much do no wrong right now, so I’d be hard-pressed to pick anyone else. He has the right mix of sex appeal, wit and good-guy charm for my hero! As for an actress, I have a crazy girl crush on Anna Kendrick, so I’d pick her.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Aspiring jewelry designer is paired up in a business school mentorship class with the guy who broke her heart five years ago, but can they resist a second chance at first love?
Will your book be self-published? Yes!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I spent six months a few years back writing a draft of this book. I recently revised it significantly and updated it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I think of CAUGHT UP IN US as a cross between M. Leighton’s books and J. Lynn’s adult romance.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? Every romantic movie I’ve ever seen! I love, love, love movies and so does my heroine in this story. She longs for a movie kind of love, so I wanted to explore that possibility in a novel.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? There’s plenty of witty banter, clever dialogue, fast-paced plot, and lots of sexy scenes and romantic moments, and the the story takes place in New York City and in Paris!
And now I tag Jaimi L. McCormick! Her novel, SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK, releases on January 27!
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A graduate of Brown University, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and she is the vegetarian at your dinner party.
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