We're thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ryan to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Jennifer's fifth book in her Hunted series, Everything She Wanted, came out today, and features a LOT of drama. Jennifer is here today to chat about how a twist—and adding a dash (or a dollop) of drama—can freshen up our favorite tropes! Thanks, Jennifer!
I love writing romance. Even more, I love writing crazy plot twists to those tried and true tropes we all love.
Let’s face it, romance readers know what to expect—a bumpy road that leads to that much anticipated happy-ever-after. We know it’s going to happen for them, but we’re still invested in the journey, devouring up the pages and the, oh so familiar, storylines. Though we’re familiar with all of them, and we’re down for the same story told a different way each time, it’s always surprising and fun when the plot takes an unexpected turn.
I love those trope plot twists so much, in my latest release, Everything She Wanted, orphan Kate becomes the mother of the son she gave birth to as a surrogate for her sister when Margo is murdered. Kate, tortured from her past and not willing to trust until the man who killed her sister targets Kate and her son, turns to Ben, a man who wants to give her everything she wanted, including the home and family she never had growing up. But are all the attempts on her life the work of one man, or does someone else want her dead?