Today’s feature post is a guest post by author Jessica Whitman as part of the blog tour for the newly released novel Wild One, available now!
Romance tropes – you gotta love ‘em!
By Jessica Whitman
I love writing romance for the same reason I love writing screenplays – there is an expected frame around the stories that allows for wild creativity within nice, firm boundaries. And like screenplays, I don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about the structure of the story – the structure is basically inherent to the genre. So I am allowed to spend my time developing character and writing fun dialogue and making sure the psychological foundation of the story all makes sense, instead. I actually find the tropes of romance to be extremely freeing and fun to work within.
About Wild One by Jessica Whitman
In the irresistible tradition of Jilly Cooper, Nacho Figueras presents the second addictively readable novel in the glamorous, scandalous, romance-filled Polo Season series.
Love, scandal and seduction in the glamorous world of polo
When Katherine ‘Kat’ Parker wrote and directed a blockbuster movie she became Hollywood’s ‘It Girl’ overnight – until with one flop she wasn’t. Now Kat is back living in Florida trying to find the inspiration to write what she hopes will be her comeback screenplay.
Despite being an exceptionally talented polo player, Sebastian Del Campo has never shared his famous family’s intense passion for the sport. He has, however, excelled at other polo-related activities – like partying hard and having liaisons with beautiful women.
When Sebastian meets Kat he finds her down-to-earth attitude refreshing. Keen to get to know her better, he regales Kat with stories of his trailblazing grandmother, Victoria, who was a pioneering polo player.
Kat’s imagination is fired by Victoria’s story and she realises she’d make a great subject for a screenplay. Seb agrees and the pair head to Hollywood to seek out funding for a film that could make or break both their careers – and their growing feelings for each other . . .
Fun, sexy and entertaining, this novel is about taking a risk to follow your passions in life – and love.
Category: Popular fiction
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: September 2016
Page Extent: 320
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About Author Jessica Whitman
Jessica Whitman teamed up with the face of Ralph Lauren, world-famous polo player Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Figueras, to bring to life a romantic trilogy set in the glamorous world of international polo. ‘Nacho’ Figueras is the captain and co-owner of the award-winning Black Watch polo team. The ‘David Beckham of polo’, he has featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes and Gossip Girl, and was voted the second most handsome man in the world by Vanity Fair. Nacho lives in America and Argentina with his wife and their four children.
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