The heroines of my books haven’t all been universally loved—which makes perfect sense, by the way. I don’t know about you, but my closest friends couldn’t be more different from one another. There isn’t a single set of characteristics that makes any one person the perfect friend for the entire universe. That would be boring! My heroines are true to themselves, and to their stories, so I’m proud of all of them.
Of course, she’s also vulnerable, desperately lonely, generous, and funny—but I was so afraid readers wouldn’t see beneath her geeky exterior to the woman underneath. The hero, bad boy chef Wes Murphy, does . . . and never tries to change a thing about her, which I think is what makes him my most romantic hero ever.
But I should’ve had faith that my readers might turn out to be more like me than I thought! So many people seem to be able to identify with Rosemary’s brand of shyness, if she were a real person, she wouldn’t be the kid in the back of the class getting bullied; she’d be at a lunch table full of kids just like her, laughing, sharing comic books, and talking about the latest episode of “Dr. Who.”
Rosemary, it turns out, is best friend material for a lot of readers. Nerds rule!
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