I started my new Harlequin Romance today, and after angsting over a working title I settled on The Cowgirl's Convenient Groom. I'm not sure if that will stick - most titles tend to be Hero-centric as far as possession goes. But there are a few twists in this one that I think kind of makes the title work.
There's some powerful conflict in this book and I'm keeping a lot of it close to my chest just because...well...I don't want to give it away yet. But today I wrote the opening and despite emotional fireworks to come I just had a BALL. Clay is going to be a real pill in a lot of ways.
I have my casting - an unlikely duo for a western but in my mind's eye it works. Clay's slightly older and dark and sexy. Megan is younger and is a lot stronger than she appears.
And I have a song, which I discovered a month or so ago. At first it didn't apply to Clay and Megan, but when I listened to it last week while on the treadmill, I realized it was RIGHT.
I fully expect that at some point these two are going to cause me a wagon load of trouble. But until then, I'm going to enjoy the honeymoon phase of this book as long as I can.