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New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey aspires to three things. Writing hot and unforgettable, character-driven romance, being a good mother and eventually sneaking onto the judging panel on a reality show baking competition. She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter, writing all day and rewarding herself with a cheese plate and Netflix binges in the evening. If you want sexy, heartfelt, humorous romance with a guaranteed happy ending, you’ve come to the right place. 

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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?

For It Happened One Summer, I had to learn a lot about king crab fishing. So I did a lot of searching on obscure Alaskan boating websites for the names of equipment and how much money can be made per pound of crab! 

What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?

I always credit Julie Garwood with not only my love of romance, but my desire to write. She has this way of crafting honorable heroes and brave heroines that really appealed to me. I wanted to write characters like hers! 

What is your favourite trope? Why?

It changes with the tide! Some days, I’m really in the mood for a forbidden romance. Something between a guardian and his (now older) ward or a best friend’s sister story. Other days, I love a really good slow burn between two best friends. 

It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?

If we’re talking about Brendan, he would want something super classic, because he’s very old fashioned. Eggs and bacon and toast. Piles of it. Black coffee. No nonsense! Piper would want something with cinnamon or sugar. Maybe frosted in pink. 

What book are you reading currently? 

An advance copy of Weather Girl by Rachel Solomon. It’s a sunshine-meets-grumpy story about a happy go lucky weather girl who gets tangled up with a reserved sports reporter. It’s so snappy and good! 

The rapid fire question: ride a giant unicorn or ride a boat in a storm to impress someone?

I would totally go for the unicorn! Just hang on to the flowing mane for dear life and hope I don’t get thrown. A boat in a storm sounds too scary. At least my disbelief over being on a huge unicorn would distract me from my fear! 

Check out our review for It Happened One Summer here

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