Monday, February 25, 2013

Wedding Romance and Hot Heroes by guest Linda Engman

Everyone loves a wedding, right? Our guest today, Linda Engman, sure thinks so. Join me in welcoming Linda to The Roses of Prose.
There’s something about weddings.  I’ve noticed a trend in my stories to include romantic, candlelit weddings.  Maybe this is the reason why I decided to go write a romance about a wedding planner.  Or it could be the fact my daughter suggested my next heroine should be in the wedding planning business.  Whatever the reason, my latest romance, My Sexiest Wedding, was a thrill to write.  Not only did I get to include a sizzling, sexy-fun wedding into the story but my lead character was all about weddings.

In each of my books, I like to make the wedding scenes as romantic and unique as I possibly can for each couple.  Sometimes it’s the main characters who happen to be the ones repeating vows and sometimes they’re attending as guests.  I have to admit it’s a lot of fun to do research to write a wedding scene.  I get to spend time looking over beautiful bridal gowns, pretty flowers, scrumptious looking cakes, and decided what music will be played and what kind of champagne to served.  Along with adding personal touches from the hero and heroine which could be a keepsake, special song, or even a heartfelt vow.
In my Cedar Point series, I’ve Got You, the heroine Amber Bradley meets the hero Josh Craig at a wedding and decides he’s not what she’s looking for.  Luckily the guy doesn’t give up.  In my second Cedar Point book,  Falling For You, there’s a romantic Valentine’s night wedding with tons of red roses, flickering candles...besides lots of drama.  My heroine, Heather Grant and hero, Cooper Gerhardt have quite the tear-filled scene to play out.  In my romance, Manhattan Holiday, the hero, Roman Vasquez whisks the heroine April Sutton way for a breathtaking wedding over a holiday weekend.  And now in my latest romance, My Sexiest Wedding, the heroine, wedding planner Spring James, can’t believe her one-night stand, sexy Spanish cowboy Rafael Quintero, has show up in her hometown looking for love.  You’ll have to read the story to find out if he gets her to the altar.  Not easy.  Even though she loves planning weddings—marriage is the last thing on her mind.
If you’re looking for romance and marriage—here’s a personal “wedding” invitation to enjoy one of my romances.

Thanks so much to the ladies of Roses of Prose for hosting me here today!

My Sexiest Wedding- Blurb:
          As a wedding planner, getting couples down the aisle is all part of the work week for Spring James.  But when it comes to her own love life—marriage is the last thing on her mind.  Until her one-night stand arrives in her hometown unannounced.  Tall, dark and handsome is only a start.  Nothing but lean, taut muscle, he’s ruggedly charismatic and good with kids, besides.  Prompting her to reconsider her no marriage rule.
          For the past month, Spanish cowboy Rafael Quintero, has been haunted by what happened between them in Miami while there on business.  He’s spent the time since on his ranch in Argentina, with a crushed ego, and his male pride keeping him from going after her.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together and all bets are off.
          Set in the small town of Bernie, Ohio, Rafael and Spring’s romantic-steamy love story will capture your heart as they discover the secret to falling in love.


Linda Engman said...

Thanks so much to the ladies of The Roses of Prose for hosting me here today. Is there anything better than talking about weddings? Maybe heroes too! :)

Brenda Whiteside said...

Most definitely, Linda! And thanks for being here.

Jannine Gallant said...

Great post, Linda. I've only written one wedding into a book. My heroine was roped into catering the affair when the original caterer was closed down by the health dept. I agree, it was a blast to write. Best of luck with this one!