Monday, January 18, 2016
#FREE READ Writing the Book. What was I thinking?
MORE THAN A STUD by Eliza March
With her biological clock ticking away, Carina Roth, CEO and owner of a corporate security company, wants a child. On the night of her forty-second birthday, her 35-year-old corporate intel officer, Evan Douglas, surprises her by admitting he's always wanted her. But when he offers to be her baby's daddy, she's not sure she wants to risk complicating their working relationship even though she's spent years pushing him out of her sensual dreams.
Evan has waited too long for Carina to realize what they have between them is perfect. When he discovers she's considering in vitro fertilization, he decides he can't wait. Not only does he want to father Carina's child, he sets out to prove he can fulfill her every need despite the difference in their ages. For Carina, he wants to be...more than a stud.
Here are a few thoughts I had while setting up this short novella.
It's the poor older woman's [choke] forty-second birthday and she's in a panic. It's that time in her life when her biological clock [time bomb] is ready to go off [blow up]. The younger man [prime meat] at thirty-five finds her irresistible and fascinating.
She thinks she's to old for him [duh]; he thinks she's just perfect [oh - mmm].
More conflict enters the story when we find out she's his boss [uh oh]. Is it sexual harassment if the employee comes on to the employer? Not IMHO if he's six-six and 220 lbs of hot beefcake.
What if the younger man wants to help the heroine with her biological clock dilemma? He's her friend as well as her employee. He doesn't want her going to a fertility clinic when he's available and willing to share what she needs and more.
Will our heroine succumb to the hero's charms?
Does he become More Than A Stud to our heroine?
[More conflict?] But will he love her?
Will she get her man, her baby and her happily ever after? Sounds pretty generic when you put it that way, but somehow his method of convincing our heroine that he's the one, is the exciting part about this little erotic romance story.