Series author Jennifer Greene takes "women's work" to a whole new level with this month's Mesmerizing Stranger. The novel's heroine, Cate, is a professional adventure chef. Now get an insider's look at how Greene created Cate's "strong but sweet" character for the second novel in the author's current trilogy!
My New Man in Town trilogy for Silhouette Romantic Suspense is about three sisters who lost everything when they were children—and how they each have something to solve before completely getting over the tragedy they endured.
Cate is the middle sister—and I had so much fun with her. I chose to give her the career of “Adventure Chef.”
I’ve always written about women’s issues and women’s values. I believe (and always have) that romances convey support to today’s women, whatever trials, troubles, and triumphs they’re experiencing in their lives.
Cate’s profession was a specific way to express that support.
Women certainly aren’t stuck in the kitchen any more. They aren’t expected to have food on the table, as if cooking and cleaning up were a Woman’s Job.