Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
The inspiration for this book honestly came from my readers. My hero, Mike Madden, has been a major fan favorite since he was just a side character in the first book, MAYHEM, and I knew I had to give him a story that would live up to readers’ hopes and expectations (especially since they waited almost two years for his story!). He’s always been a sweetheart—the one guy in the band who was looking for true love, and who was never a player. I was determined to stay true to that and ensure that he stayed just as genuine and sweet in his own book. And I had to make sure to give him a girl who deserved him.
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Name three things on your desk right now.
How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?
From the time I tried my hand at my very first fiction writing to now, it’s actually only been about four years. As a teenager, I was very active in writing poetry, and in college, I focused on nonfiction and business writing, but fiction writing was something I honestly never imagined I’d be good at. It just seemed daunting—the idea of making up characters and worlds and entire plots from scratch. But as part of my job in a college learning center, I ran a creative writing workshop, and I figured if I was going to try to help the students improve their stories, I ought to practice writing one of my own, right? So one night I sat down to give it a try, and the writing bug bit me hard! Once I started writing, I couldn’t stop! I wrote like a maniac those first few weeks, and BAM, in just three weeks I’d written my first whole novel. MAYHEM ended up being the second story I ever wrote, and the series took off from there. (
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan:
keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly… don’t upset the
uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic,
self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with.Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not
part of the plan.
As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he
wants. He’s sweet, funny, romantic, talented–and the only guy that’s ever made
Hailey’s heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the
harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because
Danica wants him back, and she’ll fight dirty to win.
Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica’s threats and his rock star
life-music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans-could tear them
apart before they’ve even begun. Hailey isn’t sure she’s the one for him, but
Mike’s waited years for a girl like her… and he’ll do anything to prove it.
resident of South Central Pennsylvania, JAMIE SHAW‘s two biggest dreams
in life were to be a published author and to be a mom. Now, she’s living both
of those dreams and loving every minute of it. When she’s not spending time
with her husband and their young son, she’s writing novels with relatable
heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. With her MS in Professional Writing and
a passion for all things romance, her goal is always to make readers laugh,
cry, squirm, curse, and swoon their pants off, all within the span of a single
story. She loves interacting with readers, and she always aims to add new names
to their book boyfriend lists.