Saturday, August 16, 2014

WHY A LOVE TRIANGLE? GUEST POST WITH KENNEDY RYAN, AUTHOR OF WHEN YOU ARE MINE

About WHEN YOU ARE MINE

Forever is a heartbeat away . . .

Kerris Moreton knows how to make things work. Bounced from foster home to foster home as a kid, she adapted; when opportunity arose, she thrived. Now, about to open her own business and accept a marriage proposal, Kerris is ready to build the life she's always wanted. The only thing missing? A passionate connection with her would-be fiancé, Cam. Kerris wants to believe that sparks are overrated-until Walsh Bennett lights her up like the Fourth of July.

. . . but what about love?

As one of the East Coast's most eligible bachelors, Walsh enjoys financial independence, fulfilling work with his family's nonprofit, and plenty of female attention. But lately he's been distracted by the one woman he can't have. Lovely to look at and even sweeter to know, Kerris is the soul mate Walsh never thought he would find. The problem is, his best friend found her first . . .


In case you haven't noticed, we have a fairly large crush on Kennedy Ryan and her book: WHEN YOU ARE MINE. Have you read it? If not grab it here: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Goodreads

Guest Post ~ Give us your reasons why you decided to tackle a love triangle.

The love triangle kind of tackled me! LOL. I was with my son at the River one summer afternoon a couple of years ago, and one of the most pivotal scenes of the book sprang pretty much fully formed in my head. It is a scene where tensions that have been building between the three characters come to a serious head in a confrontation. Kerris ends up literally physically sandwiched between the two men, keeping them from coming to blows. That picture fueled my imagination. Who was this girl? How’d she get herself into this mess? Why are these best friends fighting over her? That scene is a turning point in the book and in Cam’s and Walsh’s friendship. That was really all I had, and I worked backwards from there. Presto! Love triangle. J


I know some people ABHOR love triangles.  I am not always a huge fan of them, but I noticed that the ones I liked best were always the really hard ones. Best friends. Brothers. Inescapable proximity and relationship really up the ante and increase the stakes. If Walsh pursues this woman, it is not some stranger he is pitting himself against. It is his best friend, as close as a brother since he was thirteen years old. This is not just some guy who stands between him and the woman he cannot resist. He and Cam have more than fifteen years of friendship at stake, and Cam is fully integrated into his family. His mother considers Cam a second son. And Walsh loves him. Taking Kerris away from Cam has consequences he and his family will feel deeply. It would be a tsunami. How is it possible that this petite woman whom he has known for such a short time can completely disrupt his convictions? His loyalties? And yet, to him, she is worth it.

Thanks for stopping by, Kennedy! We are so looking for the release of Loving You Always...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting! I know love triangles are hard for some folks! And this is a tough one. There are no easy solutions, and it's not "someone" will get hurt. Everyone is hurt, but they work to make it right. Can't wait to share what's next for these 3. :-)

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