Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Julie Anne Long (Hot in Hellcat Canyon) to the site! Julie's latest release starts with a break up... and a break down (of the car variety)! So many fantastic novels have started with a little roadside assistance, and Julie is here to talk about them here today. Thanks, Julie Anne!
What could be more romantic than an unreliable car?
Snort if you will (and you did, didn't you?) but if anything is symbolic of a journey, it's a car, and just as we begin journeys by climbing in and buckling up, the road to romance often begins that way for heroes and heroines. But we wouldn't have a story worth reading if the journey was uneventful or the car well-behaved. The beauty of breakdowns is that they can lead to breakthroughs by virtue of ejecting our heroes and heroines from their comfort zones and beaten paths, testing their mettle and tempers, and throwing into stark relief what they value by throwing them into unfamiliar circumstances—or into the arms of delicious strangers.