Carol Marinelli on Her Favorite Heroes
by Carol Marinelli, author of Return of the Untamed Billionaire
Being an author, I’ve decided, can be rather like being a mother—you’re not allowed to have a favorite!
The four heroes started life together in a Russian orphanage and were parted by circumstance.
I couldn’t wait to get started writing their stories but admit I was worried that, with four heroes with similar backgrounds and with the first and last heroes, Daniil and Roman, being identical twins, they might come across as too similar.
I needn’t have worried.
My heroes constantly surprise me and this time around it was the same—they were all completely different. All were strong Presents heroes yet all had their own set of obstacles to overcome and had very different takes on their pasts.
Daniil, the hero in the first story (The Price of His Redemption) had been adopted by an English family at the age of twelve but it had been a far from happy experience.
Sevastyan, the next hero (The Cost of the Forbidden), was exceptionally clever (and funny) and had done very well at school, yet had his own issues to deal with, especially over the presumed death of his closest friend.
Nikolai (Billionaire Without a Past) then proved a challenge. He had suffered sexual abuse and had run away from the orphanage as a teenager. I had a very soft spot for him, especially when I saw how wonderfully he dealt with Rachel, the gorgeous heroine.
Though successful and strong in their chosen fields all had damage and all required a very special and unique heroine to get to their happy ever after and I adored each one in turn.
But then came Roman!
As I said, I am not allowed to have favorites! I tell all my heroes that I don’t, that of course I love them all in their own unique way but I have to confess…
Roman <3 <3 <3
He walked on to the page brooding and dark and I melted. The title is perfect—he was completely untamed and no-one knew that better than himself.
Roman was aware that he was flawed and seriously so and was determined to better himself.
I shan’t spoil it by revealing how he went about it! I can tell you though that the heroine, Anya, was far from impressed when she found out how Roman had filled in those missing years!
I hope you enjoy reading the final story in my Irresistible Russian Tycoons series and I would love to hear about your favorite heroes, either in the pages of a book or in real life.
Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev—the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled…
Beneath Roman’s wealth and sophistication lies an untamed wildness—there’s nothing civilized about what he feels for Anya! He left before their longing could consume them both, but memories were branded onto his soul. Now he’s back and determined to make Anya his own!