Believe it or not, the strangest place I’ve ever gotten inspiration for a book was while watching a woman in a video rip the high heels off her feet and throwing them into the trash on an Instagram video. I loved this video! I mean I think most women have put on shoes they thought were super cute only to find out they were actually evil toe crunchers. From this video the opening lines of The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell was born.
DR. TESSA GARCIA leaned against the bar and slid the back of her heel out of the four-inch peep-toe shoes she’d crammed her feet into. The shoes had been uncomfortable when she’d purchased them three years ago, but she didn’t remember them being such torture devices.
After this I just had to figure out why my heroine was in uncomfy shoes in a bar. I decided she was recently(ish) divorced. Not looking for love and there out of obligation. When she meets the hero, Gabe, they go back to her place to catch up and the first thing she does is drop the shoes in the trash.
It starts her and Gabe off on this journey and I love his reaction to it because he is also in the bar out of obligation and picks Tessa to go up to because of the shoes.
He’d watched her lift her feet out of those absurd spikes and been certain she was about to call it a night. And the clock hadn’t even struck eight. She’d been perfect.
All he’d needed was a refusal. Then he could pretend to be off his game for the rest of the night.
So yeah, I started a story with two people at a bar out of obligation who have a one night stand that results in a twin pregnancy and the two of them finding their forever happiness because of a video about terrible high heels!
But I love these two and giving them their perfect ending was so much fun!
About the author:
Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.
The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell
by Juliette Hyland
Published by: Harlequin Medical Romance
Publication date: May 25th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
The wrong time…
…to meet Mr. Right?
Why is pediatrician Tessa all work and no play? Well, she’s far too used to people not believing in her. Still, Tessa can’t resist one—incredible!—night in nurse Gabe’s arms…and the chance to feel wanted. But it’s not just Tessa who is battling her past. Widower Gabe has his own scars to heal. So when Tessa discovers she’s pregnant, he’s determined to look after her! But is Tess ready to trust Gabe?a Rafflecopter giveaway