So I hit the Samhain Coming Soon pages today, hoping my cover for Lessons In Love has been approved and posted so I can share it with you. It's not up yet, but the back cover copy is, so I thought I'd share with you the official description of the story:
Move over, Mary Poppins! A free-spirited teacher is about to give a buttoned-up royal something he never expected—a lesson in love.
Hungry for adventure and eager to break free of her snobby home town, Brynn Dexter takes a teaching job in a foreign country, sight unseen. But when she arrives, she discovers the Laurivenia Academy doesn’t exist. And neither does the teaching job.
Alex du Charbonneaux, crown prince of Laurivenia, is tired of intense media scrutiny, and wary of social-climbing women who stoop to feigning interest in his vulnerable five-year-old daughter in order to get close to him. So if he fudged the details of the “teaching job” to protect his child—and his privacy—who can blame him?
His careful plans begin to unravel the moment Brynn appears on his doorstep. She is beautiful and free spirited, nothing like the dowdy, obedient nanny he ordered.
While being a nanny to a princess is a far cry from the teaching position Brynn expected, she quickly realizes the child is in dire need of a little fun in her life—as is her stuffed-shirt father. As she sets out to teach both of them how to live a little, sparks fly and unexpected passion burns between her and Alex.
But Alex’s deep-rooted suspicions linger, and Brynn struggles with the feeling that she is not good enough for him. So when the paparazzi discover their affair, all bets are off.
Can the prince and the nanny find common ground—and learn to trust in love?
As you may be able to tell, I'm REALLY excited for this story to come out. I've always been fond of royal romances and modern twists on classic fairy tales, and had an absolute blast writing my own prince-and-nanny story. I'm thrilled that it's found a home at Samhain, and can't wait to see it on the virtual shelves.
Oh, and for those of you asking when I'm going to write something longer than a novella -- here ya go. :)