It’s fun to be back guest blogging at Romance Junkies. Thank you Cat & Kim. The last time I was here, we chatted about romantic train journeys and the beginning of my romantic mystery series set in the 1920s.
I’ve always been fascinated by the historical choices that determine a hero and a heroine’s destiny. My newly released historical romance story, Franklin Loves Lucy, is about a romance that began when Lucy worked in Franklin’s house. Here is the description from Amazon:
“Franklin finds me standing at my desk. Standing behind me, he whispers, “Lovely Lucy,” and his hands meet around my waist.
“You’re a thin girl.”
“Some would say I’m in reduced circumstances. I like to think of it as reducing circumstances.”
Lucy Mercer fell on hard times when her family lost their money. She took a job as Eleanor Roosevelt’s social secretary. Told from Lucy’s perspective, Franklin Loves Lucy is the story of a relationship that began when Franklin Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy and ended when he was President and took his last breath with Lucy by his side.
“Never, ever did I feel more desired than I did during the hot summer days and nights with him. Our glorious existential world. Everyone deserves one great affair in their lives. Franklin was mine.”
Bedding the Boss? Should it stop at flirting? Is it a good idea? Bad idea? Have you ever been in that situation? What do you think? And if you want to begin your response with “I had a friend…”, that’s okay too. I’ll start. I had a friend who was tempted by her boss until she found out he was simultaneously dating two other women in their office. UGH She never wanted to join a crowd. And then she lived happily ever after without dating her former boss.
I’m giving away a Kindle copy of Franklin Loves Lucy, an audio copy of Cupcake Kitty, and chocolate:) Please leave a comment below to enter. I’ll pick the winner on September 13, 2013. Hope you’re all having a splendid fall.