It’s Wednesday, and I’m so excited to have Helen Pollard visiting with us again. Helen’s newest release, Holding Back, is the perfect summer romance. What could be more romantic than a love story unfolding in the beautiful country of Portugal? The minute I saw where her novel took place I knew I had to read it. My mother’s parents were born in Portugal and I would love to see the country someday. Take a look at the lovely cover, read the blurb and then we’ll chat with Helen.
The last thing they’re looking for is love …
Laura Matheson is a natural at avoiding romance, so when she is drawn to mystery guest Daniel Stone while helping out at her friends’ hotel in Portugal, she assumes all she needs is a little extra willpower.
Daniel is at the hotel on business. The demands of work and a manipulative ex-girlfriend mean he doesn’t have the time or energy for romance, but Laura is a distraction he finds hard to ignore.
As they negotiate a minefield of misunderstandings and mutual attraction, will they both continue to hold back? Or will they finally allow love into their lives?
CL: Tell us what sparked the idea for your current novel Holding Back.
HP: Definitely the setting. I visited the area around Viana do Castelo a couple of times a few years ago, and it was so beautiful, it stayed with me until my imagination came up with the characters and story to go with it.
Helen Pollard writes contemporary romance with old-fashioned heart. She believes there will always be a place for romantic fiction, no matter how fast-paced and cynical the world becomes. Readers still want that feel-good factor – to escape from their own world for a while and see how a budding romance can blossom and overcome adversity to develop into love … and we all need a little love, right?
A Yorkshire lass, Helen is married, with two teenagers and a psychotic cat. When she’s not working or writing, it goes without saying that she loves to read. She also enjoys a good coffee in a quiet bookshop, and appreciates the company of family and close friends.
Readers can connect with Helen at:
Website & Blog: http://helenpollardwrites.wordpress.com
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Many thanks to Helen for stopping by! Happy reading!