(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Self Published on May 2, 2017
Genres: adult, Dating & Sex, Erotica, Love & Romance, Romance
She’s temptation personified
Nathan’s always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he'd see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, shatters that illusion. Consequences no longer matter—I’m eighteen, and I’m willing to risk everything for my shot with him.
He’s not going to resist anymore
I never should’ve seen Eve as more than my best friend’s daughter. As a cop, I know it’s wrong. It’s my job to protect her from guys like me. Chasing her could cost me my career—not to mention the only family I've ever known—but I can’t hold back another second. One taste, and I want her. To hell with the fallout.
Get To Know Brighton & Ellis!
How is writing in a team different than writing solo?
Brighton: Writing solo means you can do whatever you want to your characters and the plot without getting anyone else’s approval. It also means you have to create those characters and plot without anyone weighing in, which can be exhausting. And boring. We both went into this unsure if we’d like it or even be able to work together, and now that we’ve got a short break to work on solo stuff, I miss the co-writing like crazy. We have so much fun writing together—even during the challenging parts—that it doesn’t feel like work to me.
Ellis: It’s a lot more fun, that’s for sure. It’s also harder at times. Brighton’s characters are solid in her head, as mine are in mine. Sometimes, that creates issues. “The heroine wouldn’t react well to that” or “He wouldn’t act that way” tend to be conversations we have a lot. We usually write the scenes with interaction together in Gdocs, but that also creates issues. Can you say sex scenes feel like sexting? Yeah. Loads of fun.
How do you decide who’s going to be which character?
Brighton: So far it’s worked out that we’ve switched with every other character. But Ellis is really unique in that she has far-off side characters whispering in her head already. Characters don’t come to me like that, so I’m fine giving her the ones who speak louder to her.
Ellis: Sometimes one of us has a better feel for them, sometimes it’s their turn to write the hero instead of the heroine. Totally depends on the story we’re telling.
When you get an idea for a book, what comes first? Plot or characters?
Brighton: Characters. I tried it the other way around for two books, and I slogged through every word.
Ellis: Characters. I can’t figure out a plot until I know the person making the moves.
How do you plot your books? Do your plots ever change as you write or does it go pretty much according to plan?
Brighton: We’ve got a pretty good system down as far as what happens where in the story, and after six books together, we know where we need more room to develop plot, etc. But even knowing that, sometimes what we planned doesn’t work, so we go off track. Then head to WhatsApp and brainstorm a different direction.
Ellis: We loosely plot—something like a paragraph per chapter. They change, though. Every story needs to unfold organically, and every character has their own timeline to grow into what we want them to be.
Favorite bookish moment:
Brighton: Being able to have intelligent conversations about books with my oldest son. Our tastes tend not to intersect all that often (he’s a fantasy/dystopian kid and I like to read about kissing), but when they do and we are both interested in the same book, we read and then have our own little mini book club to discuss.
Ellis: Reading and watching the Harry Potter books with my daughter. Those stories were so meaningful to me that sharing them with her feels like we’ve reached a certain level in our relationship. I love watching her get excited about the same characters and moments as I did.
Best moment as an author:
Brighton: This is really hard to pick because I’ve been blessed with a lot of super awesome moments as an author. But there was only once when I cried, and that was when my editor told me Target picked up my book.
Ellis: When authors I love and respect recommend my books to their readers. That’s the ultimate marketing tool, IMO, and it’s not something you can buy.
Last book you read:
Brighton: A super advanced copy of Tessa Bailey’s TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BREAK
Ellis: I just reread SHELTERED by Charlotte Stein the other night. So hot.
Which author would you most fangirl over meeting?
Brighton: Jill Shalvis. And I’ve met her. Many times. Been introduced to her by my editor. Promptly ate my tongue.
Ellis: Kelley Armstrong for sure. Her Women of the Otherworld series brought me back to paranormal romance.
I secretly love May to December romances… well, I guess it isn’t a secret anymore LOL! I love that there are these two characters that no one would ever think to pair together, but for whatever reason they just seem to click and for the most part not just on a physical level.
London Hale takes the May to December romance and adds an extra hiccup to it…
Eve has been attracted to her father’s best friend for longer than she can remember. She’s tried dating other boys her age but nothing can compare to Nathan… it’s obvious he cares about her, but she’s eighteen now, and ready to see just how much.
Nathan has avoided the temptation that is Eve for the last year, but he can’t seem to get her out of his mind, which is crazy because she is her best friend’s daughter. The man who believes in him and trusts him as part of his family. But Eve sure isn’t making it easy for him to resist.
I have a few questions for you … do you like erotic romance? Do you like sexy heroes? Do you like determined heroines? Do you like stories that are amazingly hot?
If you answered yes to any of those then you will need to read this series of Novellas asap! The first arrives on May 2nd and is a quick and steamy read that you won’t be able to put down.
Yes, the subject may seem a bit taboo, and I was a little leery at first, but once I started reading I realized that was all for nothing. This writing duo have created a story that is both dirty and sexy and all the things you want in erotic romance, but they also filled it with characters that are likable and despite the age gap between the two and the bumps that are the dynamics of their relationship you’ll be begging for more.
I know I am… and I can’t wait for the second novella because I kind of loved her best friend Gen and I need more dirty stuff to read!
Grab this one if you’re not afraid of a subject that’s a little bit taboo and you want some hot, dirty romance to immerse yourself in!
Thank you to the authors for an early copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!
During release week, London Hale is giving away a book blitz swag pack to one lucky winner. Featuring a Kate Spade purse, signed paperback copy of DADDY’S BEST FRIEND, and a $25 Amazon gift card, the giveaway is our way of saying thanks to all the readers willing to try a new author!