What are you favorite locations for a Presents story?
by Abby Green, author of When Christakos Meets his Match
My latest Presents, When Christakos Meets his Match, is the second book in my Blood Brothers trilogy. It features Greek aviation tycoon Alexio Christakos, who happens to be an inveterate playboy. Unlike his more intense half – brothers, he’s hidden all of his vulnerabilities under a devastatingly sexy smile and the lure of fun with no strings attached.
He’s addicted to beautiful women and allergic to commitment ;).
That is, until he takes a seat on one of his planes in economy class and finds himself beside Sidonie Fitzgerald, the first woman, ever, to try to get away from him…
In this book Alexio takes Sidonie on a whirlwind fairytale trip to Santorini in Greece.
Now, when it comes to settings in Presents, the more glamorous the better, right? And, even better if, as the writer, you’ve actually been there. I however, have the unfortunate tendency to write about a place and then go there afterwards.
And this was exactly the same. I wrote my scenes in Santorini before I’d been there. But luckily I happened to be traveling to that island shortly after I’d written the book and when I got home I was able to change one of the scenes to more accurately reflect the island.
Obviously it would be lovely to be able to travel to every place you write about for these books, but alas more often than not it’s with a helping hand of Google Earth or a travel book/program!
What are you favorite locations for a Presents story? The idyllic azure setting of the Mediterranean? Or the desert sands of a fictional Sheikhdom? Or is it the glittering glamour of cities like London or New York?
I think Santorini was one of the most romantic places I ever visited so for me for now, it’s got to be the Greek isles!
The seat-belt sign hasn’t even switched off before the chemistry is mile-high between airline CEO Alexio Christakos and Sidonie Fitzgerald! Accustomed to brief encounters with aloof socialites, her unaffected innocence has him hooked and determined to enjoy a night of pleasure in her arms.
Sidonie is meant to be sorting out her life, not starting an affair with a Greek tycoon! But Alexio is the ultimate distraction…until he learns of her strained finances and, to her horror, accuses her of wanting more than just his body! But Sidonie’s innocence masks a backbone of steel, and she won’t take his accusation lying down…