Rough news week? (When is it not?) Ease back into the small mercies of the world with the wonderful Cathryn Fox, author of Private Reserve!
What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?
I have two favourite romance movies, Addicted to Love, and When Fools Rush in.
In Addicted to Love, I love when Meg Ryan is talking about what love is. It’s crude but funny.
In When Fools Rush in, I love the moment when Matthew Perry asks Salma Hayek to marry him, and says, “You are everything I never knew I always wanted.” Sigh…..
Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release? No, not really. But I think it’s the moment when the other person realizes what love is, and that they are in love and those are my favourite scenes to write.
If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?
Oh, my Goodness!! That is a hard question. I’m looking at my bookshelf now and have a zillion books on them. I can’t choose! Please don’t make me. But if I had to, I’d pick something from Colleen Hoover, Lori Foster, Gina Maxwell, Diana Gabaldon, Vi Keeland, Jay Crownover.
Who are your book boyfriends? (list a maximum of five) What do you like about them? What characteristics do they share with the hero from your latest release?
Right now I’m reading Hooked by Christina Phillips, and I’m seriously in love with Zach. He’s so alpha yet protective.
I totally fell in love with Dean Holder, from Hopeless, Colleen Hoover. He’s so lost and broken and protective.
Travis from A Beautiful Disaster. Emerson from Untouched, Melody Grace. He’s just so tortured.
Everyone has a favorite couple (an “OTP” in ‘shipping terms) in romance, whether in a romance book, movie, or television series. Who is your favorite couple, and why?
I totally love Johnny and Baby from Dirty Dancing. I’m totally drawn to wrong side of the track books, and well…Patrick Swayze, right?
FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):
What was the first romance novel you read?
You know, I can’t remember the title. I just remember being at my aunts house and babysitting, and grabbing one of her old Harlequins. I was hooked. I read and read until she came home and then asked if I could take the book home. She said yes, but called my mom, who took it from me. I snuck into my mom’s room and finished reading it when she wasn’t home!
What do you remember about it?
I don’t remember details, but I do remember thinking this is unlike anything I’ve ever read!
What did you like most about it?
The Happily Ever After.
What did you like least about it?
When it was finished! I wanted more.
Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?
I just wish I could remember the title. I would definitely re-read.
Darcy or Wentworth?
Christian or Gideon?
Rochester or Heathcliff?
Spock or Kirk?
Sunrise or sunset?
Angst or humor?
Tea or coffee?
Wine or beer?
Cake or pie?
Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven?
Blue-collar or white collar?
Jeans or a suit?
Car or motorcycle?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.