What Happens After Happily Ever After?
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved happily ever afters. Maybe it’s being raised on Disney fairytales but I love to watch the prince (or Billionaire, or Vampire lover, whatever your fantasy) whisk away the dashing damsel and take her to his castle, or hearing the music swell as our hero and heroine finally kiss beneath the backdrop of a sunset. I love stepping out of a movie theater or finishing a good book knowing the characters I’ve come to love are safe, and happy. It’s why I love writing romance. Almost all my characters get that happily ever after—though not always in the first book (besides of course the villains, they’re always defeated, but that’s a different blog).
But as I’ve gotten older, and moved away from those Disney movies of my childhood, I’ve started to wonder what does happily ever after look like. Is it 2.3 kids, driving carpool. A gorgeous house filled with beautiful things or a small cottage by the sea. And even more importantly—is there something after happily ever after? Is happily ever after the final stop? Or the beginning of an even more exciting chapter?
In my newest release, Owned Forever, I explore several of those questions. Startling up six months after their Christmas romance, Kate and Daniel are about to get married with her Dom and his brother, Grant, as the officiant. But there’s still a lot of drama. How could there not be when you’re marrying one man while sleeping with him and his brother, throwing a country wedding to be attended by all your city family, all while trying to keep your unconventional relationship under wraps.
For Grant, Kate and Daniel, Happily Ever After was only the start of their story, and with a relationship as complicated at theirs, how could their ride into the sunset not have a few bumps and bruises. And while you’ll never see me turn away from another happily ever after, I have to admit, it was really fun finding out what happened after their first story. And to discover there is still happiness and love, albeit not uncomplicated, after happily ever after.
About the Book
Two sets of in-laws, a Dom with the need to assert his power, a fiancée with an inferiority complex and a country chic wedding to throw. What could go wrong?
For the last six months, Kate, Daniel and Grant have been living blissfully in Colorado. But that’s all about to come to an end. They’re opening up the ranch and their relationship to outsiders—Kate’s parents. While her future mother-in-law has adapted well to their unconventional relationship, Kate knows her parents won’t feel the same. At her insistence, the whole Farrell crew agrees to keep the true nature of their relationship a secret—at least from her parents—for the whole wedding weekend.
Stretched thin, Kate tries to be everything for everyone. The enthusiastic bride, the good daughter, the diligent sub that’s always under the control of her Master and the affectionate fiancé that wants nothing more than to be married. But with everyone’s needs weighing her down, eventually Kate snaps under the pressure.
In one quick moment of need, their secret is out of bag, and it’s not just her parents that feel betrayed. Can Kate convince all the people she loves to accept and participate in this untraditional wedding party, or will her needs doom her relationships for good?