Okay, so here they are: the romantic book options based on YOUR suggestions. (A note to Laura: I toyed with adding the UFO one on here, but I just don't think it's the best one to pitch to my publisher straight out of the gate, although I think it would be a blast!)
Option #1: The Cannon Curse
Mike Cannon’s family history reads like a Shakespearean comedy of errors, thanks to what has come to be known as “the Cannon Curse.” The Cannon men are known to fall in love first, fall in love hard, and fall in love once. And the women they love always—always—have the opposite reaction.
Having heard the stories of romatic toil and rejection all his life—including his own brother’s tale of falling love in the 5th grade only to have wait until his wife was 23 to even like looking at him—Mike has developed a plan of attack: be irresistible to all females, and when the right one comes along she won’t be able to refuse.
Unless, of course, she just happens to be engaged to his best friend.
Option #2: Polyga-Date
As dirt-poor graduate students at the University of Utah, Alex and his roommates have developed the perfect system of dating: the “Polyga-date.” With an uneven amount of guys and girls, no official couples, and everyone paying for themselves, these polyga-dates are the perfect way to a.) not spend money on a girl, while b.) still getting their flirt on, and c.) enjoying welcome breaks from intense school and work schedules.
For years the polyga-date system worked until Denver, the little sister of one of Alex’s oldest friends, starts joining in. Back from completing her Bachelor’s degree back East, Denver isn’t the shy little sister Alex remembers, and Alex can’t believe he’s the only one who objects to her going on multiple dates each week and... well, acting just like one of the guys.
It might be a double standard to disclude her from the polyga-dates, but all Alex knows is that if they don’t, eventually some guy is going to get punched.
Option #3: Quick Steps
Before Lace Campbell ever walked, she had danced. Nothing made her feel more alive and she’d built a business on teaching others to share in her passion. She’d proudly believed she could teach anyone to dance—until she met Mac Deveraux.
For six months Mac has stumbled through her classes three times a week, his movements so awkward that more than once she’d been tempted to close the studio blinds. Forcing herself to have a candid conversation with Mac about how worthwhile the classes are for him, she discovers his true motivation for learning. It’s for a girl. Mac’s in love with a co-worker at his software company. He’s known her for years but has never had the guts to ask her out because she swears up and down she won’t consider any man who can’t dance.
Willing to help the poor guy on his plight, Lace spends an evening spying on Mac’s lady love and devises a new plan of attack. She’ll do better than teach Mac to dance. She’ll teach him all the right moves to win the girl so that in the end everyone will get what they want.
Or will they?
Any of these catch your interest? Vote now!
A few hours after posting the poll, I went to a reception and caught this AMAZING bouquet. (Seriously, pictures don't do justice and you should TOTALLY smell it. Sabs, thanks for tossing it! Pretty sure I would have kept it if it were mine...)