by Michelle Smart, author of The Sicilian’s Unexpected Duty
One of my favourite things about writing for Presents is the research. I can happily while away hours searching for fabulous dresses for my heroine, plush homes for my hero, and learning as much about the location of wherever they happen to be as I can. When it comes to the latter, The Sicilian’s Unexpected Duty is my favourite. Although it starts off in Sicily, the majority of the book is set in Paris, the ultimate city of love. To me, Paris has everything; history, beautiful architecture, chic women, handsome men and a thriving art scene, all of which I used to wrap around the story. By the time I’d finished writing it, I was consumed with the need to get a flight across the channel and book myself into the Champ Elysees Plaza Hotel and while my days away wandering through the Louvre, reading books, drinking strong coffee and inhaling the scents of the city. Alas, my finances wouldn’t stretch and no-one would take the kids off my hands! Maybe soon I’ll be able to do it.
This has got me thinking though, about destinations other people consider to be romantic. Is it a tiny, deserted island with white sand? A log cabin high in the Alps where fresh snow greets you in the morning? A thriving city?
I would love to hear other peoples’ thoughts on their ultimate romantic destination.
Thanks for dropping by,
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