Rebecca Brooks

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Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx.

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Rebecca Brooks Hi Eva! I actually never *explicitly* wrote that Claire was celibate—I wanted to keep it a little vague and open-ended. Ryan says that he knows he was…moreHi Eva! I actually never *explicitly* wrote that Claire was celibate—I wanted to keep it a little vague and open-ended. Ryan says that he knows he was her first, but he doesn't assume she hasn't been with anyone since him—and he still wants to be the best she's ever had, no matter what. So FWIW he didn't go into things thinking that she was celibate, even if he never asks for the details of her dating history. (It was important to me to write a hero who would NOT expect his ex to never be with anyone else again, and who wouldn't be weird or aggressive about her personal life and her choices.) Claire talks about how hard it is to date as a single mom who works full time, which to me also suggests that she has some experience trying to make that work. I didn't think it was fair to either character to assume that they wouldn't be with anyone else for 5 years...but I also know that since they were busy with their own lives and ups and downs, neither of them would have a ton of time or energy to invest in dating. So definitely no serious relationships! I agree completely that it wouldn't be fair to assume that the woman isn't dating while the guy is sleeping with whomever he wants. (less)
Rebecca Brooks I had been thinking for a long time about writing a ski novel. I had the hero and heroine in mind, but the rest was fuzzy. Then -- and I know this sou…moreI had been thinking for a long time about writing a ski novel. I had the hero and heroine in mind, but the rest was fuzzy. Then -- and I know this sounds crazy, but it's true! -- I woke up one morning deciding the book would be called Make Me Stay and the ski place Gold Mountain. I love the way it sounds like it could be a real place but also has a little bit of whimsy. And with a name like that, it has to be beautiful! From there, I had a sense of place and purpose and started writing right away. I have a lot of ideas come to me as I'm falling asleep or when I first wake up. I think I'm more creative then because I'm not thinking (as much) about the zillion things I have to do during the day. (less)
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Wrong Bed, Right Brother releases June 15, 2020 and to celebrate, I’m throwing an online book launch bash with Sarah Smith, author of Faker, who’s fantastic new novella If You Never Come Back also drops in June. YES!


Check out the details for the event on my website HERE! Click the link to register and come join us online on THURSDAY, JUNE 18 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST for a night of fun, book talk,

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“It didn’t matter that she didn’t live here, that a relationship was out of the question. It was probably because a relationship wouldn’t happen that he could let himself get this close. He wrapped his arms tighter around her as though this were all that existed in the world. Just the two of them, the mountain, the clean winter air. The taste of her tongue on his lips.”
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“The kiss was so soft she couldn’t believe this was the same bad boy who’d said such things to her with that mouth.”
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“Her fingers traced his stomach, trying to remember this is real, this is real with each strike of her heart.”
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“What if everything about me is totally made up? What if I’m actually…I don’t know. A wanted fugitive in the States.”
“Julia.” He reached across the table and grabbed her hand. “Nobody makes up being a high school math teacher.”
“That’s why it’s the perfect disguise!”
He shook his head. “Nobody.”
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“Moving on was going to require leaving the woods and getting a friend set that didn’t have gray hairs, hip replacements and a few false teeth.”
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“When she at last pressed her mouth to his, it felt like coming home. He tasted of fire and smoke and earth, and fresh bread and soap and something so clean, so pure, it was like spring water to her lips.”
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