Melissa McClone, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Sweet Beginnings by Melissa McClone
Genre Sweet contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
A little hope changes everything…
Artist Hope Ryan dreams of seeing her artwork displayed in top galleries again, but a devastating betrayal left her unable to paint as she once did. Instead, she settles for creating unique items for tourists and wedding couples in her hometown. Although Hope longs for more, she refuses to venture outside her comfort zone, fearing the heartbreak and disappointment of failing again.
Highly paid sportscaster Josh Cooper never overcame his bitterness after an injury on the football field sidelined him for good. Finding his solace in alcohol and women only made matters worse until he finally hit rock bottom. Now, he’s looking for redemption. When he’s asked to fly a wedding gown across the country for one of the victims of his wrongs, he doesn’t hesitate.
Arriving in Indigo Bay, Josh finds himself captivated by the artist creating the wedding favors. He knows exactly what he wants—Hope—even though she deserves someone better. Can Josh prove he’s more than a broken has-been? Or will he not only lose Hope but also lose himself?
Why did you write this book?
While I was writing another book Jenny, part of the Beach Brides series, I couldn’t stop thinking about Josh Cooper, a secondary character who had a really bad first date with Jenny. Although that’s only mentioned briefly, I wanted to know more about Josh and his struggles. When I was given the opportunity to write for the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, Josh popped back into my head. I wanted to tell his story and knew Indigo Bay was the perfect world to do that.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love reading sweet contemporary romance. I think that’s why I love to write it.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
The Stand by Stephen King is my favorite novel so I’d have to say Nick Andros, with a couple other characters from that story coming in a close second and third.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on a Christmas story that will be out in mid-October. It’s not part of any of my series so it’s been fun creating a new town and introducing the residents who live there.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The Wedding Lullaby will be out in late September. That’s the second book in my new One Night to Forever series. The Christmas book will be out in October. The third book in my new series will be out in November. Still working on a title for that one.
Where to buy Sweet Beginnings
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-beginnings-melissa-mcclone/1128590577?ean=2940155629528
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USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over forty-five novels and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, and cats who think they rule the house. They do!
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-McClone/e/B001HOIG4K/