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‘Course, when you end up with a model like Scotty Too Hotty (Burning Up) who cares if he’s not the image you had in your head? ;-D
MOK: The abs on the cover of Can't Buy Me Love, are exactly the abs I pictured on Luc Baker! Joking aside, I get my say in cover art, too. And I love my covers. Especially Can't Hurry Love, the details are so rich and I love his wrinkled shirt. Totally fits my hero.
I would love to know your routine. Is it structured? Different everyday? And how do you flesh out a story? -- Kristi's TeaRoom
SA: I outline just enough to sell on proposal. In truth, I don’t have a clue what will sputter from my fingertips until I plant my butt and start typing. I make deadlines by building books a day at a time. I sooo wish I wrote faster, but I have come to accept that this is my process. I also write largely by correction, laying down the bones, then fleshing ‘em out more with each new pass.
MOK: Routine? I'm unfamiliar with that word. I have two young kids at home (both will be in school full time next year!) so every day is pretty different for me. I do a lot of thinking and planning and brainstorming while playing Barbies or building Legos, and then, when I sit down, I write like someone is chasing me. I like Susan's answer so I'm going to steal it—I write by correction as well.
How do you keep the ideas coming for new characters/conflicts? -- Louise Groarke
SA: I’m character-driven: each book starts with a hero or heroine scratching at the back of my brain. In the case of That Thing Called Love, half-brothers Jake and Max Bradshaw—who grew up hating each other’s guts—were first to agitate for a story. Then my brainstorming partner and I tossed around ideas for Jake’s heroine and their conflict (Max had to wait, since he’s not primary until Book 2), and it went from there.
MOK: Can't Buy Me Love was totally inspired by NHL superstar Sidney Crosby and his concussion a few years back. I was fascinated by the idea of a man so physically fit, at the top of his game, having to walk away because of potential brain trauma. I had all these questions about the emotional impact that would have on someone, so I had to write the book to answer the questions!
SA: And trust me on this, Molly’s Can’t Buy Me Love will Knock. Your. Socks off!
Very tightly plotted, a wonderful cast of secondary characters, and Tara Jean and Luc are epic! Another Molly O'Keefe masterpiece!!Published 8 months ago by Lilly Love
I would so have liked to slap them both. Frustration, sheer stubbornness and all that attraction and denial of their own feelings is one hell of a good time and a good read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sinead
This was my first read by Molly O'Keefe and I was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes books in this genre follow the same formula, poor girl meets rich boy, they fall in love and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. Raymond
I loved this book. It had romance,humor and suspense. First time I Have read Molly O'Keefe and now I am a devoted fan! Can't wait to read Between The Sheets!Published 16 months ago by Sandra L. Mucha
This contemporary romance introduces us to Luc, a famous hockey player whose career is on the verge of ending and Tara, a former con artist who has been hired by Luc's dying father... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Maria Rose
This book had me from the beginning. I can not wait to read the rest of the trilogy to see what happens next!Published on June 7, 2013 by mary
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I like what I read. The characters are engaging, the pace of the story is just right, and there is just enough drama to make me... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by LOVEandSPORTS
Can't Buy Me Love is the first book in the Crooked Creek Ranch series by Molly O'Keefe. Read more
To say that NHL hockey star Luc Baker was loathe to return to his father's home would be a gross understatement, but when the bastard sends him and his sister a wedding... Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Tracy