Rebecca’s latest release The Last Letter was released on 2/26/19. I will have a review of it later this week.
Hi! Thank you so much for having me!
How’d you start reading romance?
RY: My Aunt Hope introduced me to romance when I was a teenager, and I was hooked. Her house was crammed full of romance novels, and she was always up for letting me borrow them. I’d leave with a dozen books, binge-reading authors like Jude Deveraux, Catherine Coulter, Christine Feehan and Julie Garwood before I went back for a new haul. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for her outright zeal for romance, I probably wouldn’t have picked up my own pen.
What kept you reading romance?
I fell for my husband when we were nineteen years-old, and we married 2 years later. If all goes according to plan, he’s the only guy I’m ever going to love for the rest of my life. But reading romance gives me that feeling of falling in love over and over again, and on years he’s been deployed, I’ve been known to read a full novel every night to keep my mind busy and my heart full.
What’s your favorite trope? Favorite book with that trope?
Oh, man, that’s a tough one. I’m a sucker for an opposittes attract, and will almost always pick up the bad boy meets good girl! My favorites like that? Rule by Jay Crownover, Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven, Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell, and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.
What book(s) are you really forward to in 2019?
How long can my list be?
Totally kidding. But maybe not.
Just One of the Groomsmen by Cindi Madsen, looks HILARIOUS.
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting, Have you SEEN that cover?
Justified by Jay Crownover (I may have just stolen the ARC out of her living room…shhhhh!)
Fumbled by Alexa Martin (Hello, second chance romance in DENVER?)
That’s just the short list!
Can you tell us a little bit about The Last Letter?
Sure! The Last Letter is about a soldier who falls in love with his battle buddy’s little sister through their letters, and is asked to take care of her when the unthinkable happens.
The book appears to be a take on best friends little sister with some sadness thrown in? Is that correct?
That’s a pretty close take! There are definitely a few moments that will stir up some emotions!
What about this story/trope/set-up really called to you to be written?
I wanted to write a story about the things in life that break us, and how we choose (or choose not) to heal from those events. How there are some traumas that shape us and become part of who we are, and how those impact the way we relate to people, and the love we’re willing to accept and to fight for.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working on The Reality of Everything, the fifth (and final) novel in my Flight & Glory series, and then I’ll start on Great and Precious things which is a standalone releasing in February of 2020!
Do you have a hobby? Other than wrangling your kids?
Ha! With six kids, wrangling definitely feels like the majority of my life! I love to woodwork, honestly. I’m horrid at it. Nothing is level or matches up, but there’s something soothing about the quiet that comes when I’m doing it. Plus, if you’re working with a saw, chances are your brain is going to click off of whatever has you stressed, because HELLO, you’re holding a saw, lol!
Thank you so very much for having me!