Guest blogger: Belinda Williams
What’s on your wish list?
Most people have a wish list of some sort.
In my case, I had a travel wish list that I wanted to fulfil before starting a family. Obvious places like Paris, London, Berlin and New York, were on it. Some less obvious places made the list too, like Saranac Lake in the Adirondack mountains, where my grandfather grew up.
Also on my list was living overseas. My husband’s company sent him to Oslo in Norway for three months so I responsibly ditched my job and went along! A move I never regretted and the trip inspired me so much parts of it made it into my City Love series.
The wish list I’m referring to in my latest release isn’t a travel wish list though. Oh no. It’s much more important than that. My leading lady, Cate, has a man wish list.
The idea came to me thanks to a good friend of mine. She has such a dry sense of humour that you often don’t know if she’s joking or not. So when she listed off some very specific qualities she was looking for in a man, it got me thinking … and I still have no idea if she was serious!
Wish List is the final book in my City Love contemporary romance series. I wanted to leave Cate until last because she’s the sweetest of the four girls and the most romantic. It seemed only fitting to end the series with her finding love.
On the surface, a list makes sense for Cate because she works in financial planning. But when we dig a little deeper we discover Cate is full of surprises.
Take Dave, for instance. When she meets the reformed bad boy, he doesn’t meet any of the criteria on her list. Try as she might, Cate can’t deny her attraction to Dave and it forces her to take a good hard look at her list.
Why does she even have the list in the first place? And why are some of the items on it so important? It’s a journey that will be very bumpy at times, involve a few laughs, and even some tears.
The important thing to remember about lists is that they’re open to revision, and a wish list isn’t any different.
I, of course, didn’t get to tick all the boxes on my travel wish list by the time I got pregnant. Raising a son has changed me, so now there are some items on my travel wish list that weren’t there before. The year before last we ticked off the Gold Coast theme parks. It turned out to be one of our best holidays to date and I also discovered going on waterslides is just as much fun when you’re twenty years older!
I hope you’ll join Cate and Dave in Wish List and cheer her on when she considers making some substantial revisions to her list.
Wish List (City Love 4)
COULD THE WRONG MAN ON PAPER BE THE PERFECT MAN IN REAL LIFE?
Cate Harmon likes lists. While this may serve her well as a financial planner, her girlfriends think that creating a checklist for her ideal man is going a step too far. But she has one, and she’s sticking to it.
Cate has always dreamed of starting a family and settling down and yet she’s the only one of her close knit friendship group still unattached. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to lower her standards.
Enter Dave, a reformed bad boy with gorgeous hair and eyes the wrong color. Dave doesn’t tick any of the boxes on Cate’s list. It’s unthinkable that she would develop feelings for him, and yet … Cate finds herself being drawn to Dave in a way she’s never felt before.
Will Cate confront the reasons behind her list? Or will she risk losing a man who could be better than any list she could ever dream up?
This romance where opposites attract is perfect for fans of Rachel Gibson, Susan Mallery, Victoria Dahl, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
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Belinda is a marketing communications specialist and copywriter who allowed an addiction to romance to get the better of her. Her other addictions include music and fast cars. Her writing hasn’t paid for a Lamborghini just yet, so she’ll have to settle for her son’s Hot Wheels collection and writing hot male leads with sports cars.