We loved Rachael Thomas’ A Deal Before the Altar here at CataRomance, so we invited her for a chat about sexy Alpha heroes, powerful romantic stories and what’s coming up next for this fabulous new writer!
Thank you so much for joining us here at CataRomance, Rachael! It’s lovely to have you here. Your debut novel for Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Modern, A Deal Before the Altar, was published last year. Could you please tell us something about what the book is about?
A Deal Before the Altar is a marriage of convenience story, but it’s the heroine who instigates it because, by doing so, she can help her sister find happiness married to hero’s brother.
What originally inspired this book?
I had an image in my mind of Georgina standing in the hero’s office and I heard her saying she would do whatever it took. I just had to find out what that was all about!
What attracted you to writing category romance and to the Harlequin Presents line in particular?
As a teenager I borrowed endless copies of Mills and Boon romances from the library and when I decided I wanted to write …
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