Writing Sweet Sexy Romance
Hi all. I’m Tara Lain and I’m so happy to be celebrating the release of my new romance, LOVE YOU SO SWEETLY. In this book, which is called book 4 in the Love You So Series but actually stands alone, the sweet that’s referred to is sweet tea, since a big chunk of the story takes place in the rural south. At the same time, one of the words most consistently applied to my books by my readers is “sweet”. This is kind of funny when you consider I write pretty much nothing but MM romance and most of it has a fair amount of sex. Still, no amount of lube, rimming, anal sex, blow jobs, cross-dressing, sex underwater, and on and on has ever convinced readers to remove the label – and I don’t mind a bit.
I’ve asked my Reader Group and thought about it a lot, and it seems to have something to do with the level of happy-ever-after. The fact is, I believe in love. Despite having a totally traumatic childhood, I was lucky enough to find wonderful love in my life and I guess I wish it for everyone. I communicate that wish through my characters who most often end up very, very happily, no matter what they had to go through to get there. Even though my books often have a lot of conflict, I think they’re optimistic enough that no reader believes that those guys aren’t going to make it to HEA. And once they get there – well, I like there to be no doubt about the happiness! LOL.
So if you don’t mind your tea with an occasional dash of sugar and if you ever go to books to brighten your day – week – then give LOVE YOU SO SWEETLY a try. I hope you love it.
Title: Love You So Sweetly by Tara Lain
Love You So Series Book Four
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Length: 161 pages
A Love You So Story
Reading his future in a glass of sweet tea.
The youngest son of one of America’s richest families, Remy Merced is so busy trying to save his family company from collapse, he’s never taken time to figure out if he’s gay, much less if he’s happy. Then his meddling mama hires him an assistant who’s everything Remy thinks he doesn’t want. Cute Harper Treadwell, from rural Arkansas, is a brilliant business prodigy… and openly gay. His wit and charm could confirm Remy’s suspicions about his own sexuality almost instantly—if they weren’t both already partnered.
When Remy’s girlfriend and Harper’s boyfriend get a little too friendly, Remy finds that the path to happiness requires a long drive in an old Prius, a growing appreciation for small towns, and a whole lot of sweet tea. But before they can forge a future—they have to let go of the past.
Love You So Series
Tara Lain believes in happy ever afters – and magic. Same thing. In fact, she says, she doesn’t believe, she knows. Tara shares this passion in her best-selling stories that star her unique, charismatic heroes — the beautiful boys of romance — and adventurous heroines. Quarterbacks and cops, werewolves and witches, blue collar or billionaires, Tara’s characters, readers say, love deeply, resolve seemingly insurmountable differences, and ultimately live their lives authentically. After many years living in southern California, Tara, her soulmate honey and her soulmate dog decided they wanted less cars and more trees, prompting a move to Ashland, Oregon where Tara’s creating new stories and loving living in a small town with big culture. Likely a Gryffindor but possessed of Parseltongue, Tara loves animals of all kinds, diversity, open minds, coconut crunch ice cream from Zoeys, and her readers. She also loves to hear from you.