How can I not side with this heroine, and the gutsy way she handles things?
The Unforgettable Kind by Melanie Munton released on the 25th in the contemporary, New Adult, Romance genre.
SAM As the first female lead sportscaster with FNN (Football News Network), I’ve had to be tough and unflappable for years. No matter how far we women have come, football is still a man’s world. Which is why I’ve strutted my stilettos and lipstick on every field and around every TV studio I’ve ever worked, making sure everyone knows just how much of a woman I am. I let no man get under my skin.
Especially not Kade Jennings.
We have a history, Kade and I. It goes all the way back to high school and spans our college years. We used to be best friends, but we haven’t spoken in years. Not since he left without a word, and I made it clear that I never wanted to speak to him again. Now all of a sudden he’s FNN’s newest analyst?
He thinks I’ll break. With every wink he flashes me off-camera and every grope he sneaks under the table, he assumes I’ll shed my badass shell and fall into his arms like old times.
Well screw him, his charismatic smile, and his giant di—er—ego.
I am where I am today because I’ve never let any man stand in my way.
If Kade even tries, I’ll bring him to his knees.
Fate can be a real bitch.
One minute you think you’re going to get the girl, and the next minute she’s slipping away.
It’s a complicated thing, to be in love with your best friend. That friend zone is a tricky place to be, not that I ever entered into it willingly. At least, not with Sam. Fate just seemed to place me there, despite the fight I put up.
Well, fate can go screw herself.
Sam Lawrence was always meant to be mine.
And it’s finally time that I prove it to her.
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AUTHOR BIO: Traveler. Reader. Beach-goer. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Pasta-obsessed. North Carolina resident. Sarcastic. Bit of a nerd.
Author of the Cruz Brothers, Possession and Politics, and Timid Souls series, Melanie loves all things romance, comedies and suspense in particular because it’s boring to only stick to one sub-genre! From light-hearted comedies to sexy thrillers, she likes to mix it up, but loves her some strong alpha males and sassy heroines.
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What message I wanted the readers to have from The Unforgettable Kind
by Melanie Munton
As I’m sure many writers can attest to, my initial storyline for The Unforgettable Kind looks nothing like the end product. This plot, as well as my characters’ journey, has evolved so much since its conception, I had to stop myself many times during the writing process to ensure that the story still centered on the underlying message I wanted to convey.
At first, I was focused on the concept of timing in relationships. I wanted to follow a couple that could never seem to get the timing right, but they could also never have successful relationships with other people because they couldn’t stop thinking about each other. It seemed like they were meant to be, but other factors kept getting in the way of their mutual happiness.
That’s still a central theme in TUK, but I expanded on this idea a little further.
I’m the type of person who has always believed there’s a reason for everything that happens in our lives. I still mostly believe that, but I’ve also learned that if we tell ourselves that over and over again—perhaps too much—we tend not to accept that things just are the way they are sometimes. There may not be any deeper explanation to seek. We don’t have to overanalyze every event in our lives until we exhaust ourselves by considering the “why.” We shouldn’t focus on these outside factors and let them determine the direction of our lives, especially when it’s at the detriment of our own personal happiness.
That is what I wanted Sam and Kade to learn in TUK, and what I wanted my readers to reflect on. Just because your circumstances seem to be telling you one thing, it doesn’t mean that’s the right thing. Your head might be trying to lead you down one path, but your heart wants to go somewhere altogether different. In TUK, our hero and heroine have to learn that listening to each other and to their true feelings for one another is far more important than worrying about whether or not fate or destiny, or whatever term you want to use, will eventually bring them together.
Like Kade says, fate can go screw herself. Timing be damned.
Sometimes, you just have to go after what you want.
And forget about the “why.”
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