Rebecca Rohman Guest Post
“I’ve often been asked what inspires me when I write my books or is there a specific author that inspires my writing, and the short answer to that is no.
Sometimes, the inspiration comes from something I see in the news, or a documentary I’ve watched. I’m writing my 5th novel now, and I still hear my editor/mentor in my head saying Conflict! Conflict! Conflict! So if I see something in the news I twist it in my head to… I wonder what would happen if… a D.A. fell for the murder suspect that he’ll be taking to trial. Love, Lies & The D.A. came out of that thought.
Sometimes an idea will be triggered from one book, and I will put it aside for my next. That was the case while writing my second book Love, Lies & The D.A. The relationship my heroine Jada McLean shared with her brother Bobby was so close, one of those what if scenarios popped up in my head and so Love M.D. was born—Imagine if a woman fell in love with the doctor she thought was responsible for her brother’s…
When my editor then (now editor/mentor) read the very first draft of my very first book ever, Uncorked she told me that as it stood, it lacked conflict. Meaning—the battles we or our characters have within ourselves (inner conflict) and the outside forces that create conflict in our world (outer conflict).
Another way she put it was: What is the one reason in the world that these two characters should never fall in love? Or why should these two characters not be together? Once I have that answer, I have my next book and it’s crazy, but when I start the book, I never know how the problems will work themselves out.
Since then whenever I start a book, all I know is the major conflict in a book, and it can usually be summed up in one of those imagine if or I wonder what situations.
In my most recent release, A Problematic Love many of my readers fell in love with two of the characters from my previous book and I got tons of Facebook messages from them literally begging for their story.
The only problem was one of the characters they wanted to know about was dead, and I am not a paranormal romance author so he was out. The other problem was because they knew the outcome of their story from my previous book, there would be no real suspense.
But, I wanted to make my fans happy, while still making sure I could answer the question what is the one reason in the world that these two characters should never fall in love. And that novel A Problematic Love was born and it gave me all sorts of problems and conflicts in many ways.
Unfortunately I can’t share more, the blurb was the hardest to write without giving the juicy details away but let’s just say, this relationship was soooo problematic I had the think long and hard about how to sort their conflicts out.
So, what inspires Rebecca Rohman when she writes? In a word—conflict! The harder the problem in the hero and heroine’s relationship the more fascinated I am to answer wrapped up in a steamy romance within the pages of my books.”
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels. A Problematic Love is her fourth release.
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After re-locating her son and herself to Seattle, Megan deals with the loss of her husband eight years later. A case has a surprising revelation that causes her to question some of the people in her life. This discovery leads to threats, a hot guy, and his disabled brother. Then the first unexpected twist occurs. I was shocked and bothered. Daemon Ros, the man she meets due to a case, suffers a major loss. He is at odds with his father and feels so much guilt about his brother’s accident, which is revealed much later in the story.
I liked how strong and confident Megan was. I liked how important family was to her. Her son, Zach, was adorable. Family was the focus… what makes up a family… blood or the attachments. As Daemon and Megan search for answers, they are threatened. Daemon finds out that he is not who he always thought he was. This leads into the heart of the mystery and suspense.
Then there is the incident that strains Daemon and his father’s relationship further. Megan has already been threatened by his father. As Megan and Daemon uncover information about his past, a shocking incident occurs. This blew me away and added to the suspense. I was not sure where the story was going or who was behind the incident. I was absorbed and involved with the characters.
It became a race against time as an international scheme is revealed. This is a real life crime that I was unaware of. That made the conclusion that much more poignant and eye-opening. The things that go on in this world… that money can buy…
The relationship between Megan and Daemon left me a bit unsatisfied. The epilogue wrapped things up nicely. I am curious to read more books in this series. I really like the independent female characters.
This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and in this standalone series. It’s book 4, and I was able to read it comfortably with the hints of previous storylines and some of the characters from the other books.
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my honest review.
Teaser & Blurb
Eight years after her fiancé was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent son, who never knew his father, and the thriving law practice that is her late father’s legacy. The remainder of Megan’s world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome, mysterious billionaire into her life.
Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parents’ lavish but emotionally-vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence at a young age. His ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her precocious son introduce him to the true meaning of family bonds.
But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten, and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive.