Interview with Lauren Blakely, author of My One Week Husband

23 Feb 2021

By Lauren Blakely

Confession. I’m a sucker for a fake romance.

I love reading them. I love writing them.

There’s something so fun and freeing about the “container” of a pretend romance.

It gives the main characters the opportunity to make-believe, to test out the possibilities of what it might be like to be together.

I’ve had a blast writing many types of fake romance storylines over the last several years.

But one that has always fascinated me is the fake marriage storyline.

There are many reasons in romance that two main characters might need to be married. There could be an inheritance on the line. They might have to marry in order to gain access to a trust.

Sometimes they might do it for public appearances.

When I knew I wanted to write a fake marriage romance in My One Week Husband, I wanted to find a reason that I hadn’t played with before.

And I found it in a simple reason for a pretend romance, but one that’s wickedly fun. One that the characters pull off in my new release, My One Week Husband.

The hero and heroine are two business partners who own a hotel chain. They’re interested in buying a new boutique line of hotels. But they want to visit them, kick the tires on them, so to speak, before they buy. So they simply pose as a married couple. They pretend they’re together on a honeymoon as they visit the inns. That makes them almost like mystery shoppers! In this scenario, they weren’t tricking family members, or formally getting married. But they still have a fake marriage and in that container, they became much freer to test out their fantasies, to explore the boundaries of their relationship, and to learn about each other’s true hearts.

There might also be some really fun role-playing and wigs!

I hope you get a chance to check out My One Week Husband and that you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Lauren Blakely is the author of the new book My One Week Husband

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