This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.
Interview with Adele Downs
Why did you write this book?
Luxury Model Wife reflects bits of pieces of who I am, though that wasn’t my intention when I started the book. The story personifies my love of contemporary romance and has elements of mystery and suspense, which I also love to read. For fifteen years before I became an author, I owned an antiques business and operated a retail store and website. Before that, I put myself through college by selling collectibles at flea markets on weekend mornings, and by waitressing at night. That experience gave me a strong understanding of the both my hero and heroine’s goals, story conflict and motivation, and painted a clear mental picture of the setting at Carlson’s Antique Emporium in the distinguished town of West Chester, Pennsylvania. I hope readers find the unique storyline of Luxury Model Wife a refreshing change of pace.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love to read contemporary romance, mysteries, and thrillers.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Only one choice? That’s so hard. My favorites run the gamut from Harry Potter to Outlander’s Jamie and Claire Fraser.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I have two completed novels ready to show my publisher and a short story that’s almost finished that I’ll probably indie publish. Another novel is partially outlined. I’m always working on new material.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Luxury Model Wife
Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined widow.
Twenty-eight-year-old Victoria Van Orr just lost everything. With the death of her billionaire husband went his mature patience and warm encouragement; and the veneer of acceptance from everyone else. His friends and colleagues now ignore Victoria, and if his son succeeds she just might be forced back to the streets upon which she was raised. But money was never her goal. All she wants is love. Real love.
Antiques expert Steve Carlson knows the value of everything. Pain and betrayal? Those he gave away–and now they’re coming back. His worst mistakes were all with one man: an old friend, the son of a father figure, now the stepchild of a beautiful young widow who wants Steve to help her auction off the family estate. To help Victoria, Steve must face his past and become a better man. To find true love, he will discover her surprisingly pure heart, vulnerable yet determined. And beyond price.
About the Book
Title Luxury Model Wife
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Adele Downs
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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