Cute summery reads are hot right now. And our guest today has an excellent one to introduce to you. Sounds good, right? Then help me welcome Lisa Becker!
Lexi: Welcome back to the blog, Lisa! We were lucky enough to spotlight your Click trilogy and now we get to hear about your new release, Links! Are there any parallels between the two?
Lisa: Both stories center around women in Los Angeles searching for love and I believe both deal with universal themes anyone can relate to. With Click, Renee plunges into the (sometimes shallow end of the) dating pool with online dating. Anyone who has ever had a bad date or been dumped can certainly relate to her (mis)adventures.
Similarly, I think almost anyone could relate to Charlotte in Links who reconnects with her unrequited schoolgirl crush 15 years after high school. I'm not too ashamed to admit I had such a fierce crush on a boy, I willingly sat with him in the bathroom at parties while he puked up wine coolers, just so I could spend time with him. The unrequited crush was as common to high school as acne and the prom.
My hope is to create fun, engaging and entertaining reads for anyone who is searching for love, overcoming heartbreak or finally enjoying their happily ever after.
Lexi: It is perfect that your MC, Charlotte, is a geek turned novelist. *dreamy sigh* Did Charlotte’s profession add any extra connection for you as you wrote Links?
Lisa: It was fun to write a character who was a successful novelist. Let's just say for the record, Charlotte's fictional success is something I aspire to. I mean who wouldn't be flattered (and swoon quite a bit) if Jon Hamm said he wanted to talk about a movie deal. In the end, I wanted this former "word nerd" to find success, stay true to her passion and hopefully get the guy in the end.
Lexi: I’m really liking the sound of the golfer, Garrett. Another excellent thing about summer, you can get out and hit the links! Does Garrett take Charlotte out to a golf course at all?
Lisa: Charlotte confesses that her only golfing experience is playing mini golf, so Garrett does take her out on the links. If she's anything like me, her golf outing felt more like the being at the beach - a lot of time in the sand.
Lexi: If you had to pick, would you rather golf or read?
Lisa: Absolutely read. If I had my way, I would always have a book in hand. In fact, I get through several books a week with my favorite genres being contemporary romance, chick lit and women's fiction.
Lexi: Thanks for stopping by to tell us about Links and for the great timing! Bring on a summer afternoon! Congrats and we hope to see you again with your next book!
Lisa: Thanks for hosting me.