If you’re looking for a great love story with great characters and even more amazing setting then you’ll have to read An Inconvenient Love. Luca is looking for someone to help him with his business and Sophia is the right woman for him in so many more ways than he imagined. With all marriages of convince, things start to happen, you sometimes really do fall in love, but will work opportunities and careers whisk them away from each other? You’ll have to read the book to find out. I really loved both characters, their ambitious, know what they want out of life, but sometimes finding someone whom to be with is also very important. Luca and Sophia will find that out together. Adams takes you on the journey of these two characters and you’ll be rooting for them the entire way. If you love contemporary romance then you’ll have to read, An Inconvenient Love.
Alexia once traveled the world, meeting new people, experiencing new sights and tastes. She’s lived in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, and France, as well as spent time in Panama and Russia. When life demanded that she stay rooted in one place, she took to vicarious voyages through the characters she created in her romance novels. Her stories reflect her love of travel and feature locations as diverse as the wind-swept prairies of Canada to hot and humid cities in Asia.
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Neither wanted love in their marriage. But you don’t always get what you want.
Sophia Stevens is tired of struggling to pay the rent and help her brother through college. After seven years on her own, she is no farther ahead than the day she walked out on her old life and started again. So when super-sexy Italian property developer Luca Castellioni proposes a marriage of convenience, she’s intrigued. Financial security and life in a beautiful Italian villa in exchange for attending a few business functions and typing some letters seems very convenient. Until she breaks the most definite term of their arrangement: she falls in love with her husband.
Luca Castellioni lives for his job restoring beautiful buildings to their former glory. When his business expansion plans are hampered by the need for an English-speaking secretary and a wife, he does what any efficient businessman would do—he combines his requirements and selects and English administrative assistant as his bride. But when his fascination with his wife distracts him from business, he wishes there was more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his wife has reconstructed her own life, without him.
When their respective lives pull them in opposite directions, they must decide: will they continue to put their businesses first, or allow love to overcome the obstacles between them?
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Thank you, Denise for inviting me on your blog today and letting me introduce myself to your readers.
I’m Alexia Adams, a contemporary romance writer. I have two previously published books. Singapore Fling was released in June 2013 and Played by the Billionaire was a May 2014 release. An Inconvenient Love is my third book (although chronologically the first I wrote) and is being published by Crimson Romance on June 23, 2014. Here are a few tidbits about me:
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I was born near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and despite having travelled around the world twice, I’m back where I started. I’ve lived in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, and France and spent time in Panama and Russia. While living in the UK, I met my husband and had my first two children. On return to Canada, I had two more babies. Now I’m a stay-at-home mom, or trophy wife as I prefer to be called. I started writing five years ago and feel I’ve finally found my life-long career.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
I have always told myself stories in my head when I’m bored, I have no idea when I started. An Inconvenient Love began when I was returning from a family holiday which entailed a five hour drive. While the children were watching movies on the in-vehicle DVD player, and my husband was concentrating on driving, I came up with the basic storyline. When I got home, I started writing. An Inconvenient Love is actually the first book I wrote, but between the first draft and publication, several years passed. I learned a lot about writing during that time, but I never forgot Sophia and Luca. So I went back and rewrote their story (because my first draft was dreadful) so others could read it.
How do you create your characters?
Sometimes I start by deciding on an ethnicity, or a setting based on my travels. I think about what kind of person is in that environment, or who would be the least likely person to be there. Sometimes I start with a situation and who would be involved. I think about my characters for weeks before I actually write anything down. I wonder how they would react to certain events and what in their past would make them act that way. Occasionally, my characters find me. They wake me in the night and yell in my ear, “Write my story next!” Then they fill my head with scenes until I have to write their story. That doesn’t sound crazy, does it?
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
In short, I’m inspired by people—their pasts and why they’ve made the decisions they have. I am privileged to live in a very ethnically diverse area and the question I often ask new people I meet is, “Why did you come to live in Canada?” As for my start in writing, well after the birth of my fourth child, I decided to quit my job as a legal assistant and stay home with my children (mostly because childcare for four kids was equal to my salary). But I was bored out of my mind. So I started to write down some of the stories in my head. The more I wrote the more stories formed, and I was hooked on writing.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write at the kitchen table during the day, or up in my bedroom if it’s the weekend and everyone is home. Sometimes I write with my iTunes playlist in the background. But with four children, I love the quiet. So often it’s just me tapping away at my computer.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
At the moment, ideas aren’t a problem. I have a notebook full of potential stories. I just need the time to write them.
What do you like to read?
I am a very curious person. I can read almost anything if I think I can learn from it. I read a lot of contemporary romance, the genre in which I write. But I tend to analyze the stories for characterization, plot and structure. When I want escapism, I read historical romances—from medieval to regency. I love history and when characters are woven into past events I am both entertained and educated, double win.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Learn your craft. Take courses (I did lots of online classes). Study books you love and figure out why you love them. Look at books you disliked and work out what didn’t click with you. Read lots, read different authors, different genres. And write, write, write. I wrote almost ten books before I seriously started submitting them to publishers.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Books are one of the cheapest forms of entertainment available. And if you visit the local library, even free. If an author makes your day by writing a great book, return the favor and write a review. You’ll make an author’s day.