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Goodreads asked Elle G. Mraz:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Elle G. Mraz I've always enjoyed writing and knew I wanted to write a book one day. Gil's words in Anne of Green Gables came to mind - telling Anne to write what she knows. So nursing. But saucy romance was something I never considered. Until really learning about my work colleagues interests. When 50 Shades was passed around like a raging case of herpes on my unit, I laughed. Then one day while taking care of a patient, I heard her daughter (40+ yr old woman) giggling in the corner of the room while holding a Kindle. She apologized to me (her mom was pretty sick but I get it... everyone needs an escape). I was like, "No worries. You can laugh." And then she told me she was reading 50 Shades. Finally, I was like: okay, hand over the dog-eared book coworkers, I gotta see what this is all about. I read all 3 in a week. But I'm not one to easily swoon and I was so surprised how invested some of my coworkers became in it. So I looked into the romance genre and found out how huge it was and how fun it can be and decided to give them a story we could all relate to as nurses. There is plenty of workplace sex and drama in a hospital to inspire a thousand romance novels. I wrote this one for my coworkers. :)

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