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Nov 14 2012 2:30pm

Author Tammara Webber on Hot Guys in Problem Novels

Easy by Tammara WebberToday we're happy to welcome author Tammara Webber, whose just-released Easy is a stellar entrant in the new New Adult genre. Easy isn't an easy read, despite its name; the heroine endures an attack at the outset of the novel, and she deals with the repercussions throughout the rest of the book. Tammara shares just what happens when a hot guy is in a “problem novel.” Thanks, Tammara!

I’ve loved romance novels ever since my high school BFF shoved a coverless Johanna Lindsey novel into my hands sophomore year with a hissed, “Read. This.” Why was it coverless? To keep our mothers from knowing that we were joyously embarking on what would be a massive consumption of bad boys and wicked men named Garrick and Trevor and the Duke of Jervaulx—on paper, of course.

Hooked on love stories with steamy scenes and strong, swoony guys, I sometimes found the required texts in class a bit dull—until I discovered that my imagination could spice them up. Good thing my teachers didn’t know I was fanfic-ing Eliot and Dickens in my head. Great Expectations indeed!

I eventually developed a taste for unembellished classics, but I never lost my love for a hot romance with a happily ever after ending. There was just one problem: I missed my own century. Embarking on a sampling of contemporary romance novels, however, I encountered an unexpected difficulty—I couldn’t connect with the central characters, who were generally single career women with ticking biological clocks. I met my husband in high school, and against the advice of, well, everyone, we married as teenagers. By the time I was thirty, I was the stay-at-home mom of three.

[Here's to romances for everyone...]