Marianne Rice writes contemporary romances set in small New England towns. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines her smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always find everlasting love. When she's not writing, Marianne spends her time buying shoes, eating chocolate, chauffeuring her herd of children to their varying sporting events, and when there's time, relaxing with fancy drinks and a great read. She tries to make time for her husband too, but he often places behind her love affair with books
Interview with Marianne Rice
Why did you write this book?
I’ve always loved football. I grew up in Los Angeles, but my grandmother was from Denver and had a major crush on John Elway. When I was young I kept a spiral bound notebook (before the time of computers) with the players’ names, positions and stats. At the time I was too young to appreciate the, uh, uniforms, but learned the rules of the game. Fast forward a few decades...I’m now settled in Maine, so my eyes are glued to Brady and Gronk’s...I mean, I follow the Pats. My husband played football in college and I enjoyed watching his backside as well (still has a great tush!). So of course my first book had to feature a football player. I’d love to hear from all of you. What’s your favorite sport to read/fantasize about?
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love contemporary romance. I read historical, suspense and women’s fiction, but there’s something about reading a romance story that really could happen...a girl can dream, right?
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
What an impossible question to answer. I love alpha men (I mentioned my football player husband, yes?), but love the soft, sensitive side of a man as well. A shirtless man with incredible pecs holding a baby? Wowzahs!
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
False Hope (book 2) comes out April 20th and False Impressions (book 3) comes out June 29th. But as far as writing goes, I just typed The End to Flight Risk, the first book in my Rocky Harbor series. I’m so excited to write start on the next in the series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
After a drunken, abusive experience with a jock in high school, Meg Fulton ended up a single mother with a tough hide. Now, a brand-new high school principal, she uses her sharp tongue to keep men at a safe distance, until Connor McKay walks into the picture. She can't stand him. He's a sports-loving alpha male--no thanks! But her path continues to cross Connor's, and as attraction heats to a boiling point, Meg learns there's more to him than biceps and a tight rear end.
Ex-NFL player turned high school football coach, Connor McKay is well loved by all--except the intelligent, sexy, new principal who wants to change his athletic program. When they're set up on a blind date, he's finally able to crack Meg's wall.
Things are heating up between them when someone from her past threatens to tear them apart. It will take a leap of faith for Meg to shed the scars of her past and let love into her life.
About the Book
Title False Start
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Marianne Rice
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
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