Whirlwind Romances

By R.C. Matthews, author of Little White Lies

Little White LiesWho doesn’t love a whirlwind romance?

I don’t just mean a love story where the hero and heroine meet and fall in love at first sight. But rather an over the top, sweep you off your feet, knock your socks off, this would likely never happen in real life kind of romance. You know what I’m talking about, right?

I can’t speak for you, but when I read a love story, I want to go places I’ve never gone before. I want to believe that anything is possible– no matter how far-fetched it may seem. And I want a hero and heroine who are completely consumed by each other and engaging.

I grew up on such classic love stories as Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, and The Notebook. And my all-time favorite book is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Give me Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth seven days a week and twice on Sundays. Those stories are appealing because they fill me with hope and love and laughter. Laughter. It’s an essential ingredient to all romances: in the pages of our favorite books, on the big screen of our favorite movies, and in the relationships we experience in our daily lives.

I hope you’ll agree that this is what I deliver in Little White Lies. I wanted to tell a love story of epic proportions with a dashing hero who sweeps the heroine off her feet—or rocks her world, as my hero Royce says in the book. Is the scenario a little crazy or far-fetched? Maybe. Maybe not. I think we all wish we could act a little crazy sometimes and do things we normally wouldn’t while we’re on a vacation and exploring far-off places. Haven’t we all, at one time or another in our lives, wished we could throw caution to the wind and just do something wild and fun? Come on … admit it! Don’t be afraid. I’m not.

Join Madalyn and Royce as they tell Little White Lies on their wild adventure in the Caribbean and Metro Detroit … dance (three fun and sexy dance scenes) … eat … go sailing and snorkeling … watch an adult comedy show (yes – I was terrified of writing that scene but I think it turned out hilarious) … enter a talent show contest … laugh … and let Royce rock your world.