It’s my pleasure to welcome Darlene Fredette to share a little of her writing journey and tell us about her new contemporary romance, Law of Attraction. Thanks for stopping by, Darlene!
What was it about this story that compelled you to write it?
Law of Attraction was the very first story I completed almost sixteen years ago. The story idea of two lawyers battling during a legal case and their troubled past just entered my head one day (as most of my stories do). Many rejections and layers of dust collected until I dusted it off and made it shine.
What do you love/hate the most about being a writer?
Dedicating the time to write is my biggest obstacle. Daily life keeps me quite busy. Then there’s social media, which I like to refer to as a ‘time sucker’. Getting a page written is a good day for me, and typing ‘the end’ is the best feeling.
Who are your writing heroes/favourite authors?
I have too many favourite authors to list them all, but some of my top reads are by Penny Jordan, Jane Porter, Sarah Addison Allen, and Beth Kendrick.
How do you define romance? Can you tell us about an especially romantic moment/event in your life?
Romance is that feel-good feeling that puts butterflies in the pit of your stomach. My husband is my hero and my best friend. The day we married is a day that holds special memories in my heart.
What is your favourite genre to read?
Heartwarming contemporary romances are my favourite read, but I’m also a fan of western romances (love a good cowboy story) and chick lit romance.
Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough? Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected—or wanted—to see again. During their first meeting, she can’t deny a connection still exists. Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.
Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the court room, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation. Six years ago Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away. Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back…even if he has to play dirty.
Heart pounding in her chest, she closed the door behind him. Wearing her best business face, she returned to this disastrous meeting and sat. Christina drew in a deep breath, and a measure of control was restored. She picked up her pen and flipped open the case file. “So, according to these documents, your client is contesting the divorce?”
Steven reached across the table and snatched the pen from her hand. “What’s the rush, Christina? We haven’t seen each other in years. There’s a lot of catching up to do.”
She clenched her teeth together, barely parting her lips as she spoke. “We have nothing but this case to discuss.”
“Come on, don’t be like that.” He leaned back in his chair, frowning. “You’re not still holding a grudge, are you? What happened was so long ago. I hoped we could start fresh, as friends.”
“Are you freaking serious?” She glared an icy stare. Forget a slow death by high heel. She’d get more pleasure strangling him with her bare hands. “You accused me of misconduct, had me fired, and now you want to be friends?” Her heart thumped a rapid beat in her ears. “You’re out of your mind.”
An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.
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