Opposites attract and combust!
I’m so excited to be on Harlequin Blog and on the day my debut Harlequin Presents and the first in my ‘Sensational Stanton Sisters’ duet is out…*squuuueeeeeeee*
The first scene for A Hint of Scandal came to me in a flash of inspiration, partly because of my fascination with siblings and twins in particular.
So, scandalous Olivia and Perfect Kim were born, mirror images of each other, diametrically opposite in their personalities. But their love and loyalty towards each other never wavers.
And what happens when the man who’s the exact counterpart of Kimberly- Alexander, the epitome of perfection realizes he’s put the ring on the scandalous Olivia?
Explosive fireworks and forbidden attraction happen!
Olivia is loyal, has a big heart that’s gotten her into trouble more than once, and she has just so much love to give inside her but having been forever bullied by a father who’s crushed her confidence, she’s always given it to the wrong man.
Not every emotion needs to be explored until it consumes you….
This is what a perplexed Alexander says to Olivia, halfway through.
Alexander who’s perfect where Olivia’s imperfect, Alexander who abhors emotion of any kind where Olivia thrives on it, Alexander who’s neatly slotted everything in his life where Olivia’s still figuring it out.
Every thing Olivia says, every thing she does increasingly fascinates Alexander until she’s all he can think about. And breaking all his own rules, Alexander gives into temptation.
But emotions are tricky little things, aren’t they? They don’t stay locked up so neatly.
Beneath Alexander’s controlled exterior is a man whose emotions could wield just as much power over him as Olivia’s do.
Aren’t the ones that have the most to lose that fight the hardest? It’s a delightful thing to see Alexander fight and eventually fall. (ok, yeah a little bit sadistic of me 🙂 but hey, he deserves it for what he puts Olivia through)
Olivia’s journey to finding her battered self-confidence, towards the acceptance that with all her flaws, she’s more than a match for Alexander is truly a hard one. But she finally does get there.
And Alexander realizes that his choice is between a perfectly controlled but empty life and a rollercoaster of happiness and drive-him-up-the-wall moments with Olivia.
Don’t worry, he chooses well and Scandalous Olivia finds her much-deserved HEA.
Next month, it’s the Perfect Twin, Pregnant CEO Kimberly’s turn with sexy Brazilian Diego Pereira in A Touch of Temptation! Oh and both Olivia and Kim’s stories garnered a 4.5 star reviews from Romantic Times! 🙂
Do opposites falling in love hold just as much fascination to you as they do for me?
About the Book
Notorious socialite in over her head?
Olivia Stanton’s name has been synonymous with scandal—every bad choice scrutinized in the headlines—but she’s finally getting herself together. That is, until her twin sister disappears right before her wedding and Olivia’s needed to stand in—as the bride!
Alexander King’s ruthless determination for perfection is world renowned and he’ll make Olivia pay for her latest stunt—by enforcing their marriage vows! He expects her to be the model wife in public. And in private? With her feisty attitude and his strong will, it won’t be long before the tension between them reaches boiling point!