Thanks for stopping by, Jeanette! Let’s get to know you a little better. Can you tell us five interest things about yourself that readers wouldn’t know?
1) I’m a serious homebody. I’ve been lucky to go on some amazing trips to beautiful places, and they’ve been the inspiration for several of my books. But whenever it’s time to pack and go, I always drag my heels, and by the end of any trip, I’m always excited to get back home.
2) I’m obsessed with Marvel comics in general and Captain America in specific.
3) I had a brief brush with fame as the child star of commercials for my local children’s museum and a clown that gave kids’ swimming lessons.
4) I’m a terrible housekeeper, but a pretty good baker / cook.
5) Despite being the children of engineers, my brother and I are both writers. He’s earning his MFA in creative writing right now. Apparently it’s some sort of latent gene in our family. 🙂
This story is set in Paris, the city of romance. Did you have to do a lot of research for this or have you been there before?
My husband and I went there a few years ago. I took French in high school, and I’d been dying to go forever. It lived up to every one of my expectations. When I stalled out with my writing after a couple of setbacks, I turned to my memories of Paris for inspiration, and this book ended up pouring out of me.
Can you tell us more about Rylan? What are some of your favorite things about him?
Rylan Bellamy is the lost heir to his family’s Fortune 500 company. He was raised with the expectation that he’d take over as CEO, and his lack of choice in the matter has always grated at him. After some dirty family secrets came out, he left it all behind. He thinks he’s staying away to spite the family who burned him, but he’s really desperate to find his own path. He thinks it’s better to skim across the surface of life, avoiding deeper connection by sticking to one night stands, but he’s aching and to be known—and loved—for more than just his money and his family name.
And no matter how lost he feels when we meet him, he’s still undeniably the smooth-talking, exacting, dominant man of the world he was groomed to become—and it particularly shows when the lights go out. He’s commanding in both the boardroom and the bedroom, fluent in dirty-talk and French. He takes his pleasure from the women he sleeps with, but he’s also patient to a fault and unrelenting in his dedication to making sure that they leave satisfied.
You’ve written in many different genres, what do you think sets SEVEN NIGHTS TO SURRENDER apart?
While I love each and every one of the books I’ve written, this is the book where I feel like I really found my voice. It’s my print debut for a reason. I think it blends sexy bedroom scenes with intimate revelations between fully formed characters, and sets it all against the backdrop of an entrancing setting that becomes a character unto itself.
We love books that come with fun warnings, so in 140 characters or less give us a warning about what readers can expect from this book.
Warning: Contains a dirty-talking secret billionaire, sex toys, and a nude drawing session that flips Titanic on its head.
If we were unforgivably rude and went through your purse right now, what would we find?
An Avengers notebook, red lipstick, an extra phone battery, at least a dozen pens, and countless random snippets of stories scribbled on the backs of receipts.
We always love to hear what authors are reading, so what’s sitting on your night stand right now?
I just finished The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen, and I loved it, so naturally the second book in the series is next up on my kindle.
What’s next for Jeanette Grey?
I’m currently editing my Spring 2016 release, a standalone contemporary romance called Confessions In The Dark. It’s about a reclusive widower who ends up on crutches after interrupting a purse-snatching and has no choice but to accept help—even though it means letting someone into his life again.
Released: November 3rd 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by Forever
"Jeanette Grey has become a must-read voice in romance. Seven Nights to Surrender is lyrical, stunningly sexy, and brings swoons for days."
--- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
By day, he'll show her a side of Paris not found in any guidebook. By night, he'll introduce her to a passion beyond her wildest dreams. In this sensuous story of indulgence and desire, Jeanette Grey delivers one of the most romantic reads of the year and proves why she is fast becoming a must-read star.
SEVEN NIGHTS TO SURRENDER
Kate arrives in Paris hoping to find inspiration. Instead she finds Rylan. In a swirl of stolen kisses and hot, tangled sheets, Kate is quickly swept away by the sexy stranger, longing to surrender to his expert touch. With Rylan, nothing is forbidden-except the truth.
An American ex-pat worth millions, Rylan never flaunts his fortune. Rather, he guards his identity from everyone, especially women. No strings, no commitments, no complications. But the second his lips taste Kate's soft, sweet skin, everything changes. For the first time, Rylan has found someone to share his every want and need. Yet he knows that secrets stand between them. To keep her, he'll need to confess the truth before it's too late . . . even if doing so could mean losing Kate forever.