Robin Lefler lives near Toronto with her husband, their two children and an anxious goldendoodle. Over the course of a career in tech, she has travelled the globe but generally prefers to be at home, where she can easily locate coffee, wine and high-quality waffles. Reasonable Adults is her debut novel.

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

I don’t know that I had to go down too many odd internet rabbit holes, but I did get to spend a lovely afternoon looking at pictures of different dog breeds to decide what Delilah (a second canine character) should be.

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

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I remember stealing my mom’s copy and devouring it (repeatedly) when I was in my very early teens. I’m still a sucker for a time-travel romance. And a Scottish hero. And a strong, independent heroine. Upon further reflection, this was a very formative text for me.

What is your favourite trope? Why?

I love a well-executed enemies-to-lovers story. There’s so much room for hilarity, and while I often find myself yelling at the characters to JUST HAVE A CONVERSATION ALREADY, I’m all for the tension and build-up to that moment when it comes together.

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

Waffles, whipped cream, maple syrup (the real kind from a tree), berries, bacon, vanilla latte. And a treat for Eric, of course.

What book are you reading currently? 

I used to be a monogamous reader, but in the past couple of years I’ve started consuming three to five books at a time. I know! So risqué! A couple that I’m loving at the moment are advanced copies of This Spells Love by Kate Robb (out December 5th) and On the Plus Side by Jenny Howe (available December 26th). 

The rapid fire question: Fancy cocktail in swanky Toronto bar or hot chocolate by the fire during a wintery Muskoka night?

Oh goodness, 100% the latter. Maybe with a dollop of something boozy in the hot chocolate, but let me be tucked into a quiet bed by 9pm.