Being selected as one of Nelle’s Night Stand’s Favorite New Authors of 2015 made my week, especially knowing that she loved Turning It On, and it’s hero, ice dancer turned male stripper Vlad Shustov, better known as Vlad the Bad.
Turning It On gave me the chance to imagine life on a sexy reality show from the point of view of an unlikely contestant– a self-conscious book editor who doesn’t consider herself sexy at all. Hannah finds an unlikely ally in Vlad, who encourages her to see herself in a different way, just as she sees that he’s more than a stripper with a hot body.
One of the things I enjoy most about romance, is seeing a character transformed by the love of a special person who sees something in them no one else ever has. A love story between a wallflower and kind-hearted stripper was like catnip for me, and I’m so glad that Nelle enjoyed it just as much.