It was only supposed to be for research.
My best friend and fellow romance novelist, Vi Lowe, told me I should join some dating websites to look around and get some inspiration for my next book–about a woman who joins a “sugar daddy” site to find someone to fund her plant addiction.
But then I spotted him, my gym crush, aka Gym Daddy, on a dating app for kinksters, and suddenly I’m struggling to identify what’s for book research and what’s for experiencing for myself.
Maybe I don’t need to compartmentalize.
After all, they tell you to stick to writing what you know, right?
And what better way to learn about something until you truly know about that subject than to fully submerse yourself in it?
Plus, I know I said I was a born-again virgin after my divorce and was saving myself for Dream Daddy—aka Sir Jeremy—at Club Alias, but the likelihood of that happening…? Zilch. Nada. None.
Oh, and that guy who rescued me when my last dumpster dive for plant babies went a wee bit awry, who happened to set off all sorts of butterflies in my lady garden? I don’t even have the lady-balls to go back to the store and find out Dumpster Daddy’s real name, so no chance with him either.
No! I don’t have a daddy kink. I just have a thing for older men. Especially those with salt-and-pepper beards, and tattoos, and big, muscly arms and—
Anyway. Let’s hope Gym Daddy will find my weird awkwardness “endearing,” and I can then seduce him into becoming not only my book muse, but maybe even my real-life Plant Daddy.
Review by Twinsie Kelly
Oh Lawd! Salt-and-pepper beards, tattoos, and big, muscly arms…..yes, PLEASE!! I was absolutely hooked from moment I started the book! I was a bit disappointed at the end because I didn’t realize it was a two part story. This is not a deal breaker for me but, reader beware because you will NEED to continue this story in part two. I swear on my TBR pile that you will need more! The characters and the story were very realistic. This is the first book I have read by this author and at times during the story I sat here saying, ‘this is exactly how my brain works’. The back and forth that happens within Sienna’s head is very real and at times extremely funny. I literally LOL’d many times throughout the story. And I am sure you will too! From everything that got her started dumpster diving for plants, doing research for a new book, and meeting a ‘daddy’ (her nicknames for her men are hilarious!), will absolutely keep you hooked. This is a page turner and will keep you on your toes. Bring on part two! I am ready!
USA Today Bestselling Author KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance novelist since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then married her very own alpha and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay-at-home mom who read entirely too much, she created a blog where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a full-time editor. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, her own real-life romance. She’s now published more than twenty stories in many different genres of romance.
The Club Alias Series Reading Order (Series of Standalones):
A Lesson in Blackmail
(Bonus Novel) Scary Hot
The Blogger Diaries Reading Order:
Wished for You
Wish He Was You
Wish Come True
The Adventure Channel Duet (Series of Standalones):
Dishing Up Love