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Layla Hagen’s List of Must See Romantic Comedies!

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Who doesn’t love a romantic comedy?

The romantic declarations, the meet-cutes, the classic run through the airport scene…there’s nothing like a good rom-com to brighten your day!

In honor of the release of USA TODAY Bestselling Author Layla Hagen’s new book MEANT FOR YOU, we asked her to compile a list of her Top 10 Romantic Comedies and what makes each one stand out from the rom-com crowd.

Let us know in the comments which rom-coms you recommend we watch and if there were any from Layla’s list you had never heard of before and are now immediately going to binge-watch!

 

 

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The Viscount’s Promise
The Twice Shy Series Book 2
by Christina Britton
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 10/30/18
Lady Emily Masters has harbored a secret infatuation for the dashing
Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed
the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. But when
fate brings them together again for her brother’s wedding, she is
dismayed to find instead of the brave gentleman who sheltered her
after the tragedy, a surly rogue quick to quip and slow to trust.

To the cosmopolitan and haughty Malcolm, few engagements could possibly
be more punishing than attending his friend’s country wedding―until
the groom requests he watch over his timid sister during the weeks
leading up to the ceremony. Fearful of her scar making her the center
of attention to the visiting lords and ladies, Emily proves to be a
difficult charge for the irascible bachelor.

Her diffidence an insult to his sensibilities, he finds a new purpose
within his role: to bring out the bold woman within. But how can such
a gentle creature as Emily abide his own coarseness? At odds with
their natures, will these two willful souls be able to look beyond
their past hurt to build a promising tomorrow?
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With Love in Sight
The Twice Shy Series Book 1
From Romance Writers of America’s® 2017 Golden Heart® winner comes a
story of passion that is much more than meets the eye.
An aging spinster at twenty-six, all Imogen Duncan sees ahead of her is
a life of servitude to her overbearing mother. Her London Season has
passed and her desperate shyness and reserved demeanor have destroyed
any chance for a match. As her younger sister Mariah begins her own
Season with a selection of suitors, Imogen believes her chances for
excitement are well and truly lost…Until a case of mistaken
identity and an accidental kiss brings her adventure.
Burying his guilt from a decade-old tragedy beneath a life of debauchery,
Caleb Masters, Marquess of Willbridge, is content enough to meet
willing widows in dark gardens to numb the pain. But he is wholly
unprepared when an innocent miss stumbles into him, turning his
superficial world on its head.
Drawn to the rogue that mistakenly stole her first kiss, Imogen finds not a
suitor, but a friend. Free to be herself for the first time, she
begins to see a new beauty in the world around her…and see a
strength in herself she never knew she possessed. But when friendship
turns to passion, Imogen will accept nothing less than Caleb’s
heart. Can a healing of the past lead to the promise of a future together?
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Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly
after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for
several years she turned to art and put brush instead of pen to
paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full
time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and
noblemen with tortured souls.
She lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay
Area. A member of Romance Writers of America, she also belongs to
her local chapter, Silicon Valley RWA, and is a 2017 RWA® Golden
Heart® winner. Her debut novel, With Love in Sight, was released by
Diversion Books in early 2018.
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New Orleans Rush
by Kelly Siskind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse…
Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have
silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and
finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into
lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.
Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting
shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician’s assistant. A cool job for
some, but Bea’s been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She
also
maybe fantasizes about her boss’s adept hands and what else they can do.
She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she
does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse,
unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities
are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank
account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can’t
end
that badly…right?
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A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese
shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep
in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand,
scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her
head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her
feelings—gummy bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic,
devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.
2015 Golden Heart® Finalist
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Excerpt: THE VISCOUNT’S PROMISE by Christina Britton

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Lady Emily Masters has harbored a secret infatuation for the dashing Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. But when fate brings them together again for her brother’s wedding, she is dismayed to find instead of the brave gentleman who sheltered her after the tragedy, a surly rogue quick to quip and slow to trust.

To the cosmopolitan and haughty Malcolm, few engagements could possibly be more punishing than attending his friend’s country wedding―until the groom requests he watch over his timid sister during the weeks leading up to the ceremony. Fearful of her scar making her the center of attention to the visiting lords and ladies, Emily proves to be a difficult charge for the irascible bachelor.

Her diffidence an insult to his sensibilities, he finds a new purpose within his role: to bring out the bold woman within. But how can such a gentle creature as Emily abide his own coarseness? At odds with their natures, will these two willful souls be able to look beyond their past hurt to build a promising tomorrow?

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A love for Ladies and Lords? Well you’re in luck! The next title in The Twice Shy series, THE VISCOUNT’S PROMISE, is now available for preorder.

When you preorder this title, you’ll receive Christina Britton’s exclusive bonus epilogue from WITH LOVE IN SIGHT, the second title in her fan-favorite series on release day!

To enter:

  • Preorder from your bookseller of choice
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We’ll then email you the exclusive bonus epilogue on October 30, 2018. Any questions? Contact michelle@everafterromance.com.

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Preorder before the book goes on sale and fill out the form below to receive an exclusive bonus chapter from the POV of Erasmus on release day!

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Q&A With New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid! | DR. STRANGE BEARD

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Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

Yes! I read as much as time allows. I love David Sedaris and read everything he writes.

In the romance genre, I adore Lisa Kleypas and Amy Harmon, and actually had a super awkward interaction with Amy Harmon the first time I met her. She walked onto a hotel elevator in the middle of the night (had just flown in for a signing) and I was on the elevator (having just returned from dinner). I saw her, gasped, pointed, and said, “Oh my God. You’re Amy Harmon. I don’t know where to look.” Because, really, where does one look after saying such a thing? It’s the only time in my entire life I’ve every fangirled to such an extent.

The closest I’d come prior was when I met Francis Collins (former head of the NIH and Human Genome Project). I shook his hand but couldn’t seem to form words.

What works best for you: Typewriters, fountain pen, dictate, computer or longhand?

Early chapters are started on my Freewrite (which is an e-ink typewriter). I love it. No distractions, no self-editing, just words on the page. I then transfer the file to Word and edit on a laptop. Once I’m 3-4 chapters in, the rest is usually done on my laptop.

How important is research to you when writing a book?

Oh jeez, so incredibly important. My readers are nerds (which is fabulous), but it means that they’ll let me know if I miss a detail or make an error. Not just that, but when the author pays appropriate attention to the details and minutia of a subject, it allows the overall story to feel more authentic. And, therefore, readers are better able to suspend disbelief and submerge themselves completely in a book.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Writing is like exercising, or eating well, or knitting. It’s the antithesis of instant gratification. One must write (or exercise, or eat well, or knit) every day in order to see progress. The most difficult part for me is trusting that, eventually, writing every day will actually yield a finished product. Even after 18 books, I still have doubts that I’ll actually finish my current work-in-progress.

What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?

Dialogue. Oftentimes, when I don’t know where to start a scene, I start with a conversation. For better or worse, I’ve become quite adept at carrying on conversation with the voices in my head.

What makes the Romance genre so special?

To my knowledge, romance is the only genre where happiness and fulfillment are celebrated.


Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Excerpt: DR. STRANGE BEARD by Penny Reid

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Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

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Excerpt: HIS TRUE QUEEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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The breathtaking conclusion of the Smoke & Mirrors Duology.

A beautiful, defiant princess. A renowned, sinfully gorgeous Hollywood actor.

A love affair that is sure to rock the British Monarchy…and the world.

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible—her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both. Josh’s absolute disregard for Adeline’s status quickly drew her into his hedonistic world. And her perfectly worn mask and false façade captivated Josh to the point of obsession. The boundaries became blurred. The physical became emotional. Their hearts became entwined.

But a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands. The army of royal advisors who guard the secrets and scandals of the Monarchy will go to unthinkable lengths to keep the smoke and mirrors in place…and Josh away from Adeline. She knows the power she possesses comes with agonizing sacrifices. Walking away from Josh devastates her…but it keeps him safe from the corrupt institution that has ruled her life.

Yet Josh refuses to lose the woman who has consumed him so completely, distorted his boundaries, and stripped him of all sensibility.

Will the power of the British Monarchy triumph? Or will their fierce love for each other change the course of history? 

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Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts

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About Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story by Lisa Brown Roberts:

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous informant with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

And now… on to the Q&A! 


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Pride & Prejudice (both the Kiera Knightley movie and the Colin Firth series)

The hand-holding and eye contact…smolder!

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