Dear Reader,I read my first romance novel when I wasfourteen years old—I was home from schoolwith a virus, and my mom gave me one of herHarlequin books to pass the time. It was writtenby Kathryn Blair, who also wrote as RosalindBrett and Celine Conway (though it took me awhile to figure out my three favorite authorswere the same person!).I loved those books! They set such high idealsfor the kind of devotion a woman should expectfrom a man...and I have to say I carried thoseideals through my teens into my dating life, andultimately to meeting my husband. I’ve heardpeople say romance novels set “unrealistic”expectations. Well, if expecting my guy to loveme to bits for the rest of his life is unrealistic,who needs realism!For me, romance novels are about the bestthat love between a man and a woman can be.Finding that love is seldom easy—in
Her So-Called Fiancé,
as in all my books, the hero andheroine have to work hard. But, of course, it’sworth it.I do hope you enjoy
Her So-Called Fiancé.
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