Robin Michaela, 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.
Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart by Robin Michaela
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Lyra Bretton is stunned when she’s abandoned at the altar. Figuring the best way to get over one man is to get under another one, she combs the luxurious Las Vegas resort where she was to be married, intent on spending her almost-wedding night with the sexiest man she can find.
Billionaire womanizer, Nicolas Sebastian, is tempted by the beautiful bride’s shocking proposal. The workaholic COO of the family hotel chain can’t deny his attraction to the woman who should be weeping in her room instead of shredding her wedding gown in his lounge. Their chemistry is explosive, but Nicolas has been burned before. He’ll never commit his heart because he learned years ago that women are only interested in his wallet.
Their Vegas fling soon turns into something neither of them can control. But, when they travel to his lavish property in Italy, money goes missing and expensive jewelry turns up in Lyra’s possession, putting their fragile future in jeopardy. Unless they can find a way to trust again, they risk losing each other forever.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Homemade lasagna with a fresh salad and a side of warm, crusty bread fresh from the oven. Plus a slice of chocolate cake. In my opinion, no meal is complete without some kind of chocolate.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I love almost any type Mexican food. It’s even better with a grande margarita and a side of chips and salsa (…and chocolate). Yum!
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I almost always read romances. I enjoy all forms of it, so I’m happy reading contemporary, paranormal, Viking, Highlander, whatever. If it’s not too dark and depressing, I’ll read it!
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I want my settings and characters to grab my readers so I research everything unless I have firsthand knowledge of it. For example, in Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart, I’d been to Venice so I could write about the setting with no problem. But Nicolas is a billionaire so he’s going to be surrounded by the things that wealth can buy. When I was creating the setting of his grandmother, Claudia’s, apartment in a Venetian palace, I figured she’d probably have collected some artworks by famous painters. I did some research and found that some miniature portraits can be worth a LOT of money…which inspired the idea that his prior girlfriend had stolen a miniature. So when Lyra ends up with his grandmother’s earrings, he’s going to think she’s a thief, too.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
I think Nicolas’ ringtone would definitely be For the Love of Money by the O’Jays…”money, money, MONEY!”.
Where to buy Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart (from The Billionaire’s Club Limited Edition Collection)
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/2pTU2Ut
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Robin Michaela has been reading romances since her teen years, when she first snuck her aunt’s copy of The Flame and the Flower, by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
She’s married to her own Handsome Prince (a military airman) and has lived everywhere from the sunny shores of Florida to the wild crags of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She currently resides in the Deep South. By day, she’s a dental hygienist and by night, Robin can be found eating chocolate, training for her next half marathon, and crafting her next novel (although not necessarily in that order).
Robin’s stories have been called “a simply delicious escape”. Sparks fly and desire sizzles when her irresistible heroines challenge the men of their dreams.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01N1MUNAL