WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER
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Title: WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER (Accidental Love Book #4)
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Pub. Date: June 15, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback, eBook
I’ve been crushing on my coworker for months. And now he’s moving… across the country. I’ve got one shot to make my move. We’re all holed up in this amazing house upstate and tonight I’m going to sneak into his room and finally Make. Something. Happen.
So I go for it. I climb into Luke’s bed and the kissing is so much better than I imagined. Why did we wait so long to feel this? I moan his name and Bam! He jumps out of bed. WTF? It isn’t Luke. It’s his twin, Noah. I don’t even like Noah. And he certainly doesn’t like me.
This will NEVER happen again…until the next day against the barn door. Why can’t I stop seeing him? It will never work. We’re complete opposites. Enemies with benefits is a thing, right?
But what happens when I start to want more?
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- What is on your nightstand?
My kindle! I always have my reading lamp at the ready, plus notecards or a small notebook in case I have a sudden thought before bed and want to jot something down. I’d say I keep “a pen” handy but somehow they always proliferate like bunny rabbits when I’m sleeping and I wind up with ten of them and none of them work. Anyone else have this problem??
At the moment I have a few paperbacks that I admit I haven’t touched in a while (Cat’s Cradle by Michael Ondaatje, a nonfiction book about whales, a collection of Henry James short stories). I do most of my reading on my kindle, but somehow there are still always stacks of books lying around!
- What author would you totally fan?
So many! I really admire Victoria Dahl/Victoria Helen Stone. I met her for two seconds once and complimented her T-shirt—and while it was a great T-shirt, it was super awkward (read: I was super awkward), so I’d love to pretend that never happened and meet her again. I’d also love to meet Beverly Jenkins, Alisha Rai, Casey McQuiston, Molly O’Keefe, and just talk about books and writing and life with them.
- What makes you cringe?
I HATE secondhand embarrassment. Like in books/movies/TV where you’re watching someone humiliate themselves and you know where it’s going and just have to sit through the agony. I have to bury my face in my pillow, I can’t even watch. I hate anything that trades on cruelty or making fun of people. Making the heroine “not like other girls,” or showing other women as competition in romance novels—that’s also hard a hard no for me. It’s such an unnecessary shortcut to avoid real conflict or character development, and it so infrequently rings true.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m a flexible plotter. Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing!
I do a lot of brainstorming in the beginning – fun scenes, cute ideas, the big emotional moments, and I definitely come up with a sense of what the progression of intimacy (physical and emotional) will be.
Then I write a detailed outline that covers both the plot (“what happens”) and the emotional journey. It really helps me each day when I sit down to write to know where I’m going.
That being said, about three quarters of the way through every manuscript I ALWAYS have to scrap the rest of the outline and re-write it. Something always comes up along the way that surprises me, or I figure out how to refine the story as I go, and I inevitably learn something new along the way. Even though I have an outline, I leave myself open to making changes (sometimes big ones!) as the story unfolds.
- Is there a word you love to use?
I always think about the time one of my editors highlighted every time I’d used the word “wetness” in a scene. It was like seven times on one page—I had no idea! (p.s. I just used the word “time” three TIMES in those sentences. See how it happens?!?)
Sometimes a word gets stuck in my head and I use it once and then it keeps coming up, but the wetness thing was obviously extreme. I laughed SO HARD. I guess I just thought wetness was really great? But don’t worry, I definitely toned it down and came up with some better descriptions.
Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them.
She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx.
She likes outdoorsy guys with both muscle and heart and independent women ready to try something new.
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