Author Q&A + Giveaway – The Bridesmaid’s Best Man by Susanna Carr

Posted by Ing on 26 September, 2013 // ★★ 22 Comments ★★

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Can you tell us a little more about The Bridesmaid’s Best Man and what your fans can expect?

When a reluctant bridesmaid discovers her ex-boyfriend stripping at a bachelorette party, Angie starts to believe that everyone was right: Cole had dumped her because she wasn’t sexy enough to hold his interest. And when Cole has to attend the wedding as her date, this is Angie’s chance to prove just how desirable she can be.

Fans can expect a fun and sexy love story with a hint of mystery.

Tell us why Angie and Cole are so perfect for each other.

Angie and Cole have tough exteriors to hide their vulnerabilities. Each struggle because they think they are lacking something they can never gain. But when they are together, they have everything they want and need.

What made you decide to set the book in Seattle?

I lived near Seattle for years and I find the neighborhoods have distinct personalities. When I started writing this book, I instantly saw the main characters as part of this city and knew I had to base it in Seattle.

What is your favorite scene from The Bridesmaid’s Best Man?

The epilogue is my favorite. I hadn’t planned on writing one but my editor suggested it. In the story, Angie deals with other people’s expectations on what is sexy and feminine. I think the last scene shows Angie confident with whom she is and she doesn’t make any compromises to expectations.

What drew you to the contemporary world vs. other genres?

I enjoy reading love stories that happen in today’s world. I like the spins and twists authors give to familiar situations. I want to read about people I could know in everyday life and watch them fall in love.

Who are some auto-buys authors that you read now?

I adore Jayne Ann Krentz’s contemporary romances. Her wit and her unforgettable heroines shine in all her work.

Lynne Graham is also an auto-buy for me. Her Harlequin Presents are intense! I can always escape in her books.

And I will get any book with Lori Foster’s name on the cover. I love her heroes. They are strong, protective and have an unbreakable code of honor.

What was the first romance book you ever read? Do you still have the book on your shelf?

The first book I read that I considered a romance was The Arrogant Duke by Anne Mather. It was a contemporary romance and a Harlequin Presents. This book opened up a whole new world for me! It offered exotic locations, dangerous men and hot romance.

When I read it again a couple of years ago, I saw why I enjoyed it so much. The heroine was a rule-breaker and made things happened. The hero was much older than the heroine and I don’t enjoy the age difference in stories today, but this book still holds a special place on my shelf.

What was your favorite book or genre you read as a teen?

I have always gravitated to romance stories. I read a lot of Sweet Dreams young adult romances that were published in the 80’s. I also read Beverly Cleary’s sweet romances. My favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder book was These Happy Golden Years which highlighted the courtship between Laura and Almanzo. I was one of those teens who spent a lot of free time at the public library looking for something to read. If the story had romance, I read it!

If you weren’t writing what else would you be doing right now?

It would probably have something to do with reading or writing. I don’t have what it takes to be an editor or a librarian, but I would find something that allowed me to be around books.

Title: The Bridesmaid’s Best Man
Author: Susanna Carr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon I B&N I Chapters/Indigo I Harlequin I iTunes

BOOK BLURB:

Every bachelorette party has a surprise… 

Angie Lawson is in Bridesmaid Hell–if Hell was a strip club filled with screaming women in stilettos. But her night’s about to get a whole lot worse. Now her ex-boyfriend is standing right in front of her–every sexy, delicious inch of him–and Cole Foster isn’t the kind of guy that any woman can just ignore…. 

Cole’s working undercover, but he certainly wasn’t expecting the intimate reminder of the wicked heat that he and Angie always shared. But when the maid of honor–silver stilettos and all–is knocked unconscious, Cole realizes he needs Angie’s help to get into the bridal party. And if getting there means getting her in bed, too, then he’s definitely the best man for the job!

Susanna Carr writes contemporary romances for Harlequin Blaze and Harlequin Presents. Reviewers describe her work as fun, sexy and very romantic. Readers throughout the world find her stories a delightful escape that has often helped them through difficult times.


When she isn’t writing, Susanna enjoys reading romance and connecting with readers online. Visit susannacarr.com for news, excerpts and more.

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