Today I'm delighted to welcome guest blogger Lorna Peel to talk about her debut novel, Only You, published by Entranced Publishing.
In the first of two guest posts, Lorna tells us about what inspired her to write Only You. But first, here's the blurb...
Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty –
as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into
London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a
genealogy teacher. Robert Armstrong is
every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks
her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help
with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in
more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of
Jane too. Can Jane handle living – and loving – in the spotlight?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be in a relationship with someone famous? Wouldn’t it be great, with parties and premiers, and having your picture in the papers and gossip magazines?
But what would it be really like to be in a relationship with someone famous but you wish they weren’t because you are a private person who likes a quiet life? Could you love them enough to be able to put up with all the intrusions?
It’s a dilemma and it’s why I created Jane Hollinger so she can try and decide.
Poor Jane. Her self esteem is in the gutter because her husband left her for a client. She lives alone with her books and huge DVD collection and doesn’t know if she ever wants to date again. It’s been so long since she’s dated that she’s not even sure she remembers how to do it properly and the prospect of going out with someone from the dating website her sister and best friend subscribed her to fills her with dread. Why can’t they just leave her alone? She does go out in the evenings – but it’s to teach family history evening classes at the Local Education Centre. Little does Jane know that romance will strike when she least expects it. But will she be able to cope with being in a relationship with a man she’s only dreamed of and the British press?