Is It True: Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander @MKAlexander1 #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Maria K Alexander, author of Believe in My Heart, a Contemporary Romance novella. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.
Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.
With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, it’s my fourth published book.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, Believe in My Heart is the last book of my Tangled Hearts series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
I didn’t lose sleep but the best and most productive time for me to write is early in the morning when the house is quiet and my mind is fresh.
you did research for this book?
Yes. My heroine is a culinary arts student so I researched schools and different majors. I also did research on yoga poses for a scene with Vicky and Vinnie where she catches him doing yoga. It’s a funny scene where they both end up tangled on the floor together.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Hope has a white cate named Lucky. Even though Vinnie doesn’t like cats, Lucky takes an immediate liking to him.
this book has more than one genre?
It’s a Contemporary Romance with a touch of romantic comedy.
you speak more than one language?
No, but I do understand a very small bit of Italian, most of which I picked up while listening to my mom, aunt, and grandmom talking about me and my cousins.
you grew up where you live now?
I live in the same state where I grew up, but not the same town.
you love to read?
Absolutely! My love for reading is what made me want to be an author.
you are never late?
I try to be right on time but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen.
you love pizza?
Yes! I could eat it every day and used to when I worked as a co-op student in Philly while in college.
you love sushi?
you have a pet?
No pets, much to my children’s complaints.

Where to buy Believe in My Heart

Barnes and Noble
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Maria K Alexander is an award-winning author of Contemporary Romance. When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules. You can keep in touch with Maria at
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