Hi there! Thanks for having me.
There are so many beloved tropes in romance, sometimes
it¬Āfs hard to choose which ones will fit a particular story. When I¬Āfm starting a new book, I always
begin with my characters: who they are, what they want most, and how they plan to get it.
With COULDN'T ASK FOR
MORE, Bryan, the hero, came to me first. A wealthy
textiles executive, he¬Āfs handsome and successful. Yet, he still feels the need to prove himself
to his father by making sure the family business remains prosperous, and he¬Āfs willing to do the
work to make that happen.
When my heroine, Alexis, stepped onto the page, I saw her
as a young, driven fashion designer. She has big plans to shake things up inside the fashion
industry, but she is savvy enough to know she¬Āfll have to work her way there. She¬Āfs not one to
pass up a golden opportunity, and the upcoming Carolina Music and Fashion Festival is just
that. The small, regional festival will be the perfect launching point for her new fashion line,
Krystal Kouture One.
Bryan and Alexis have something of a mutual goal—they are
both seeking success in their careers, in adjacent fields. That mutual goal forms the basis for
their fake engagement. Alexis¬Āf publicist has told the press that Alexis has a gorgeous, wealthy
fiancée, and now, she has to produce one while she promotes the launch of her fashion line.
As for Bryan, securing Alexis¬Āf account to be produced by his family¬Āfs textile mill will go a long
way in securing both his position and the future of the company his grandparents worked so
hard to build.
I¬Āfve subverted the usual scenario of fake engagements in a
way since it¬Āfs Alexis¬Āf idea from the beginning, and Bryan is the one who has to choose to go
along with it. Oh, and did I mention that Alexis is also the younger sister of Bryan¬Āfs best friend,
Maxwell? So that adds another layer of conflict.
Their feelings for each other begin to develop almost
immediately. The more time they spend together for the benefit of the cameras, the more they
find they have in common. Alexis begins to see Bryan¬Āfs heart for mentoring and the depth of
his friendship with his fraternity brothers. Bryan is drawn to Alexis¬Āf dogged determination, her
wit, her resilience, and her resourcefulness. Before they know it, what started out as a
carefully planned charade becomes very real, and they¬Āfre left to navigate the bevy of barriers
that could keep them apart.
I¬Āfm excited for readers to experience COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE
, and I¬Āfm looking forward to hearing from them in the coming
The Southern Gentlemen
Fake engagements are a dangerous business.
Bryan James's job is on thin ice unless he can secure a
contract with a popular design house. He knows his best
friend's sister can help¬Ā\but her terms are more than he
Alexis Devers's debut fashion line is a hit. But when
Alexis's publicist tells buyers that it landed her a
wealthy, gorgeous fiancé, Alexis needs to come up with
one¬Ā\fast. Bryan's offer to strike a deal is perfectly timed.
She's more than willing¬Ā\on one condition...
It's the perfect plan...until feelings start getting in the
way. Suddenly, the dangers of mixing business and pleasure
become much more real than either of them expected.
The Southern Gentlemen series:
Back to Your Love (Book 1)
Couldn't Ask for More (Book 2)
Romance Suspense [Sourcebooks, On Sale:
October 2, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492670735 / ]
Like any good Southern belle, Kianna Alexander wears many hats: loving wife, doting mama,
advice-dispensing sister, and gabbing girlfriend. She's a voracious reader, an amateur
seamstress and occasional painter in oils. Chocolate, American history, sweet tea and Idris
Elba are a few of her favorite things. A native of the TarHeel state, Kianna lives with her
husband, two kids, and a collection of well-loved vintage 80's Barbie dolls in Raleigh, NC.