Every now and then, a book comes along that’s so much fun to write it simply pours from fingers to keyboard to page… I’ve had two in my career, and A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES is the most recent.
First, my delightful editor Megan Haslam suggested I write a book that somehow fused the magic of Britain’s Prince Harry with my very first playboy character, Lucas Wolfe from the delicious Notorious Wolfes continuity, but even more outrageous. That sounded like great fun.
Then Prince Harry went to Las Vegas and got naked, and that sounded like even more fun. Like a sign, really!
And somehow, my Prince Pato was born.
He’s naughty. Very, very naughty. He’s lazy and arrogant and he’s my heroine’s worst nightmare.
But I’m hoping you’ll find him as delicious as I did.
A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES is the story of what happens when the kingdom’s most disreputable playboy, a tabloid staple and general lout, sets his sights on the most notorious woman around—who, through no fault of her own, has an entire history of bad behavior to live down.
Having to deal with a prince like Pato won’t help.
But then again, he’s not quite what he seems…
I had the great pleasure of seeing my pretty, pretty prince all over the place in the last few months. Here he is on both the UK and US covers (I like to think of them as a yummy before and after!):
And here he is on an elevator in Atlanta—a fantastic surprise for me at this year’s Romance Writer’s of America conference!
And here he is at the Harlequin Party at RWA, up on the big screen as he’d probably prefer—picture taken by the fabulous Sharon Kendrick (if you look closely you can see the shadow of her hand and iPhone):
I hope you love this book as much as I do!