Monday 31 December 2012

Guest post: Why I wrote 'The Boy Next Door'

Welcome to Annabelle Costa who tells us why she decided to write her new romantic comedy, The Boy Next Door.

You’ve seen him before—in just about every hokey romantic comedy or steamy romance novel. He’s sexy, he’s handsome, he’s suave, he’s perfect. What woman wouldn’t want to do dirty, dirty things to a hunk like that?

The boy next door is a little different. He probably doesn’t have buns of steel or abs of steel or nipples of steel. In all likelihood, none of his body is made of steel. He may even have a gut or a double chin or a lisp or be a couple of inches shorter than you. He doesn’t resemble Channing Tatum at all.

But on that day when, hypothetically, your car starts making a clunking noise every time you try to turn left (even though you just got the damn thing inspected), he’s there for you. He’ll meet you at the auto service station, drive you to work, pick you up at work and drive you to the service station, and then do it again the next day because the stupid car still isn’t fixed. Does he do it because he’s a nice guy? My mother always told me: no guy is that nice.

No, he does it because he secretly loves you. He doesn’t just love you—he lurves you. He thinks you’re the bees’ knees and all that. Everyone with half a brain knows it. And if only you’d stop sniffing around Channing over there, you’d know it too.

The Boy Next Door is for all those ladies out there who have connected with their own boys next door. And for those of you who haven’t? Check out the book and see what you might be missing!

Annabelle Costa is a teacher, who writes in her free time. She enjoys the wounded hero genre, involving male love interests with physical disabilities, who don't follow the typical Hollywood perception of sexy.

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Book blurb: 

Through middle school, high school, bad dates, and an ill-advised punk phase, Tasha has always been able to count on Jason. Since the day he moved in next door, he’s gone from the weird kid in a wheelchair to Tasha’s most trusted friend. But lives change and the friends are going in different directions. When Jason and Tasha rekindle their friendship, sparks fly. After years of being a wild soul, now the ex-lead of a band turned music teacher is just looking for a relationship to last.

When none other than Jason introduces her to a man who can give her what she wants, Tasha is on the verge of throwing passion and love away just so she can forget her troubled past and settle down. But Jason isn’t ready to give her up just yet.


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