I was reading about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's 'shock split' yesterday (okay, don't judge me- I'm a celebaholic!)- and came across an article that said "they've proved the 'opposites attract but don't last' rule " (article here)- questioning whether an A list serial dater like Gwyneth could have possibly gone the distance with a shy, late developer like Chris- but digging deeper there is more to the opposites trope than meets the eye.
Cue shameful marketing…
In my new release, Her Client From Hell the hero and heroine are, on the surface, poles apart. Cassie is bright and fun and bubbly and very, very scatty. Hero Jack is not. He's fussy and organized and quite a grump. He won't tolerate her casual lateness, or her clumsiness and doesn't believe for a moment that she's the right fit as caterer for his sister's wedding.
But one thing that Cassie and Jack do learn along the way is that their personas have developed in particular ways because they are dealing with some pretty damaging stuff that happened to them in earlier years. Underneath that mask that we all wear- aren't we all pretty much the same? Don't we all ultimately want the same thing in the end?
Oh and do you like the covers? Pretty different, but I reckon both definitely reflect the story.
What do you think? Do opposites attract? Any examples in your life? There's a copy of Her Client From Hell for one commenter!
Her customer satisfaction guarantee…!
Cassie Sweet has a new mantra in her life- failure is not an option! Her good-for-nothing ex might have run off with all her money, but she's determined to make her new catering business a success. So no distractions. Nothing.Nada. Zero. Which means her infuriatingly rude- and exasperatingly handsome!- new client, filmmaker Jack Brennan, is definitely off the menu…
After all, while the customer might always be right, Jack's clearly every shade of wrong! So when his clothes end up on her bedroom floor why do they look so right? And the biggest question of all: is this a recipe for disaster-or the best mistake of her life…?