Hi Diane and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Romancing the Bachelor!
Tell us about the book with this fun little challenge using the title of the book:
T is for: Tie
H is for: Hot
E is for: Exciting
B is for: Bachelor
A is for: Ass
C is for: Cocky
H is for: Hate
E is for: Elegance
L is for: Love
O is for: Olive branch
R is for: Regrets
(Speaking of regrets, that was a long title!)
Please share the opening lines of this book:
Eric Hamilton leaned back in his chair, scanning the courtroom for any sign of his opposing counsel. Brian Williams was ten minutes late. Sighing, he glanced around the room, taking in details he’d never really had time to notice before. Wood floors. Wood walls. Wood pews. Wood banisters. Wood stairs. Wood judge bench.
Clearly, they had a theme.
Please share a few Fun facts about this book…
- The heroine and the hero work together.
- They also live in the same building.
- The hero never noticed this for six months. Until, one day, he does…
- Because of this, the heroine doesn’t like him.
- I make Hamilton (the musical) references in this (Hamilton Family) book.
Was there a scene in this book that was harder to write than others?
Not really, no! This book was so much fun to write that I can’t think of a scene that fought me, no matter how hard I try. So instead, I’ll show you an almost kissing scene. Deal?
“You’ve been drinking all night,” he said, stopping at that.
Clearly, he thought that was enough of a reason not to kiss her. She, however, disagreed. “I had a couple of glasses of wine. That’s it.”
“I know. And if you were anyone else, I would acknowledge that and kiss the hell out of you. But with you, there can be no room for error. We’re not just people who don’t know one another. We’re friends, and I don’t want to mess that up.” He stepped to the side, clearly wanting to leave, but she was blocking his only way out. She’d keep it that way for now, thank you very much. “You made it very clear, while sober, that you didn’t want to kiss me, Shel.”
“Well, now I’m making it perfectly clear that I changed my mind,” she said slowly, taking a step toward him.
He stiffened, watching her approach. “I won’t be able to stop at a kiss. If I kiss you, I’m going to have to touch you. If I touch you, I’m going to have to make you come. And if I make you come, you can bet your perfect little ass I’m going to want to f%$^ you.”
“Fine. Whatever,” she shot back, an involuntary shiver creeping down her back. “That’s a risk I’m willing to take.”
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
What do you want people to take away from reading this book?
I want people to laugh, smile, maybe tear up, and quite frankly, I want them to escape their everyday lives and stresses, just for a little bit. That’s all I ever want with a book.
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Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.
Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last thing she wants is to fall for another man who might make her want to stay. But Eric is nothing if not persistent, and before long she’s inside his arms, in his bed, and falling for him. Hard. But when history repeats itself, she’s left having to choose between a man and herself…again.
Meet the Author:
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and five cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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