Rice, Heidi, Maid of Dishonour

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Rice, Heidi, Maid of Dishonour (The Wedding Season, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Maid of Dishonour (The Wedding Season, Book 3)

Author:  Heidi Rice

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:  Gender Expectations (Women); Slut Shaming

Blurb:

When she’s very, very bad… 

Gina Carrington knows exactly how to have fun! But when she sleeps with her friend’s brother, the off-limits Carter, she quickly discovers she’s overstepped the mark. 

…life is so much more fun! 

Years later, Gina sees Carter again to prepare for her friend’s wedding, and she can’t help but wonder what the harm would be in one more night…. He’s available, gorgeous and behind that laid-back Southern charm there’s a wild side even she can’t tame! But Gina has secrets which she can’t hide forever—will their chemistry be strong enough to keep Carter by her side when her secrets come to light?

Dear Reader,

Modern Tempted is such an exciting line to write for- fresh, flirty, funny, sexy and just a little bit wicked- but even I was unprepared for how much fun I was going to have when I was invited to join forces with Aimee Carson, Kimberly Lang and Amy Andrews to create our first Modern Tempted continuity.

The process of pinging emails back and forth between Alaska, Alabama, Brisbane and London-and even spending one sunny afternoon in the Anaheim brainstorming (with Ms Andrews there in spirit) at a writers’ conference-was almost as much of a hoot as the stories we created, following four former college roomies and their rocky roads to romance (with some seriously scorching guys) during one long, hot, sensational summer!

Now, I’m not gonna lie to you, the brainstorming sessions tuned out to be somewhat more carefree than actually writing my story-especially when Carter, my tortured Southern hottie, and Gina, my reckless British bad girl, insisted on playing hard to get.  But hey, what else is new!  After all the hard work, I hope the end result is as fresh, flirty, free-spirited and generally fabulous as you, dear reader, have come to expect from the Modern Tempted experience.

I certainly think so-and that includes the other three brilliant books in The Wedding Season.

Be fabulous and enjoy!

Heidi Rice

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