I stayed up late reading Mira Lyn Kelly's debut - Wild Fling and a Wedding Ring (gotta LOVE that title).
For anyone aspiring to write Modern Heat or any category romance this book is a MUST read.
The story is about the lovely Calista (Cali) and the divine Jackson (Jake) - they meet at a bar, he rescues her and they end up in a phone booth. I won't say any more about the plot for fear of ruining the reading experience - as if!
But for those of us struggling to get a balance with conflict, Mira's book (I believe) is the perfect example of how the conflict doesn't have to be based on horrid childhoods, evil step mothers, abuse, a zillion dead bodies, etc etc etc. It just has to be clear, concise and the focus of the whole book.
Cali is a career driven heroine if ever I saw one and Jake has been there and done that where marriage is concerned. He has no desire to go there again. Mira shows how a simple conflict - when paired with fabulous three-dimensional characters - can drive the whole book. I really saw how plot devices are unnecessary and how 50k focusing almost solely on the relationship doesn't get boring if done properly.
Of coures I'm extremely jealous and reading Mira's book hasn't at ALL helped the severe case of doubts that have plagued me the last week or so, but I'm so glad I read it.
Wild Fling and a Wedding Ring is definitely a KEEPER!