RT's Morgan Doremus got sucked into the drama of Inez Kelley 's new steamy contemporary romance, Turn it Up. She raved, "Readers are sure to love this battle of wills between two very determined people." So, wanting to share the love for this frank and funny new tale, Morgan sat down with the author herself to take readers behind the scenes of Turn it Up.
At the very beginning of the novel, you have your hero confessing his undying love for the heroine — and then you still have over 300 pages left to go in the book. Generally romances are about getting to the big L word, but yours starts there. Bold choice.
Maybe. But it was what came to me. And although Bastian and Charlie platonically loved each other, I wrote the story of their accepting and embracing a romantic love and believing in each other.
Your plot is a friends-to-lovers scenario. What first made Bastian know that he wanted Charlie for his friend and vice versa?