Emma Blake is ready for a change from her monotonous life in Los Angeles. So when her boyfriend Roy suggests they go to grad school abroad in Spain, she’s all for the adventure. New city, new life, new friends. What could possibly go wrong?
Max Durant is excited to be back home in Madrid and take a much needed break from his hectic life in London. He was looking forward to a new challenge in school…until it materializes in the feistiest girl he ever met on a basketball court. There’s something about her that simply makes his blood boil and he becomes instantly hooked. But then his world comes to a screeching halt when he realizes she’s already taken.
Despite the obvious warning signs and potential disaster, Emma and Max become close friends when they’re forced together as partners in the same study group. When the lines start to blur and things begin to unravel, Emma must decide if she should hold on to her past…or take a risk in her future.
Targeted Age Group:: 16+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write Stealing Emma after I completed the first book in the series, Teaching Mia. I was very drawn to Max’s character in the first book and felt that there was a whole other story hidden within him. I started to develop his character a bit further and before I knew it another romantic hero in the Durant family was born. I was also still very inspired by the setting of the books, which is based on my experience during grad school while living in Spain. My time there was so rich and intense, I felt that there were more aspects to explore and showcase through a second book.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Max Durant is the male lead in Stealing Emma and is Leo Durant’s older brother from Teaching Mia. His character originated from the first book, so I developed his character further in this one. He is the funnier one in the family and doesn’t take things very seriously…until he meets Emma Blake and she completely rocks his world. Emma is a combination of a few people I’ve met, but she is a very smart and confident woman who gets mixed in between her boyfriend Roy and Max. Her relationship with both of them gets tested and she becomes torn in the process being pulled in different directions.
About the Author:
M.C. Roman grew up in Mexico City and currently lives in Brooklyn with her funny sexy hubby. When she’s not reading or writing, her hobbies include daydreaming, watching shows on Netflix, and cooking home cooked meals from Blue Apron.
Teaching Mia is M.C.’s debut novel after many years of interest in creative writing. It has since garnered over 2.5 million reads online and was featured on IndieReader Insiders’ Next Picks. Enseñando A Mia (Spanish Edition) has been a Top 100 Best Seller on Amazon Spain during several consecutive weeks and is a Hispanic fiction and contemporary romance Best Seller in the United States.
M.C.’s newest novel in the series, Stealing Emma, released August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on translating it into Spanish as well as writing her next novel, Chasing Sofia.
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