The Ever So Darling Sophie Harrington
“True, she was away with the fairies more often than anyone Caitlyn had ever known, but her heart was as big as her bank balance, and on the rare occasion that Caitlyn couldn’t fulfill one of her requests, Sophie was gracious and forgiving.”
– From Fashioning a Romance
Like many other romance authors – I suspect – I fell in love with the hero and heroine of my own book. Although Caitlyn is most definitely not me, we do share a lot of the same qualities. A strong work ethic, an adventurous spirit, tall girl issues. How could this character not be dear to my heart? And John, with his bizarre eccentricities, high intellect and total hotness, is pretty much my dream guy. So naturally I feel an affinity for my hero and heroine. But John’s sister, Sophie, is right up there with these two when it comes to my favorite Fashioning a Romance characters.
Fabulously whimsical and exuding easy charm, Sophie Harrington leads the kind of life that most of us can only ever dream of. She doesn’t have a job (well… not at the beginning of the book, anyway) and lives rent-free in a sprawling house owned by her parents in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods. Her social calendar is jam-packed, her passport is filled with stamps, she spends excessive amounts of time (and money) in the boutiques and the spas, and she calls everyone “darling”.
I knew I was taking somewhat of a risk by creating such a character. Figured there would be some readers who’d write her off as a materialistic airhead or perhaps even a stereotypical stock character – the ditz. She may come off this way in the beginning – although it is clear from the beginning that she’s a kind soul with a fragile side – but by the end of Fashioning a Romance, Sophie is a changed woman. She’s found her direction and she’s taken the first steps towards realizing her dream. She’s conscientious, she’s driven and she’s smarter than you might have thought. But she still calls everybody “darling”.
Here's the blurb for Fashioning a Romance:
Dedicated American fashion girl, Caitlyn Taylor, can't stand players, and has successfully dodged them like enemy fire all her life. And then she meets fun-loving British CEO, John Harrington. Not only is he her boss's brother, he's the charismatic kind of womanizer that nightmares are made of. Worse still: he's exactly Caitlyn's type. As if his being the Superman of sex appeal isn't enough, he's also got that quirky something-something that she adores. Not that she's even considering falling prey to his methods. No way.
John can't fathom how Caitlyn can be impervious to his charms, given the extraordinary chemistry between them. The more she resists, the more determined he is to break down the walls she's built up to keep him out. Forced to get creative, he orchestrates a "surprise" weekend in Paris for the two of them. Game on!
And now for the details on my giveaway:
For your chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Amazon, I need you to do these two things 1) follow my blog and 2) leave a comment below with your opinion on the sort of guy you think I should pair Sophie up with. I’m toying with the idea of writing a romance for Sophie. If I do (and I’m not promising anything here) what kind of guy would you like to see her with? Please share your thoughts in the comment section and don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
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