Unique Jobs That Are Catching Our Eye In Series Romance!
In the early days of series romances (just a few decades ago) heroines who were employed tended to work as secretaries, nurses and teachers. Today women hold jobs in all different sectors of the workforce and series romances certainly reflect this diversity. They work all around the globe and in a variety of fascinating careers. Get a special look at three of the January heroines whose unique occupations have us considering a job change!
The idea of having a heroine who is a life coach popped into my head a few years ago. I saw this tiny little woman with a serious expression on her face and glasses perched on her nose. She was standing in a yard, looking up at an old farmhouse. That is how Jane Harper, the heroine of my January Super Romance, Because of Jane, was born. I'd always been fascinated by the term "life coach". While researching the book, I realized people either love or hate life coaches. My hero, ex-quarterback Lenny Paxton, hated my little life coach on sight. That's because he was afraid Jane would make him face some terrible truths that he wasn't ready to face. That's one of the things a life coach tries to do, to figure out the psychological quirks and hidden hurts that hold people back from being their best. It's about more than health and exercise and it's about more than just having an organized house. It starts within, in a person's psyche.
Being a life coach is a lot like being a sports coach. You have to train your subject and teach others how to get into the zone, so to speak. Most life coaches are therapists or psychologists. Some are trained psychiatrists. A life coach will instruct a client on goal-setting, letting go, and getting organized. A life coach will be like a cheerleader, yelling encouragement, or like a real coach, yelling helpful insults. Jane was a little of both, but she was so way over-educated and so rigid she couldn't see beyond her lists and charts. Lenny decided he needed to do a little coaching of his own--with Miss Jane Harper. He sets out to lighten her up, while she is determined to tone him down. In the end, they strike a nice balance. That nice balance is the goal of a life coach. But a little romance on the side doesn't hurt.
Read more about the adventures of this life coach, street performer and paparazzi photographer in the January series romances Because of Jane by Lenora Worth, The Man Behind the Mask by Maggie Cox and His Thirty-Day Fiancee by Catherine Mann.