Stella: Hi Cindi, welcome to Ex Libris! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Cindi: Titles are tricky things and I don’t think I’m always good with them. I think I was going for the idea of “Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride” to represent Stephanie’s determination not to get serious about a guy again – at least not at this stage in her life.
Stephanie talks too much, especially when she’s nervous. Okay, seriously, Stephanie is all tough and independent and “I-don’t-need-anybody”, but really she is so sweet and vulnerable and …just lovable. Yes, she’s really pretty. I never dated a woman with short hair before but on her it’s perfect. And she has curves in all the right places – not too skinny, not to heavy. She’s just right, and I think I knew it from the first time I laid eyes on her, even though I was scared to admit it.
Cindi: When I started the book, Nicole was going to be the heroine, but she just didn’t fit with Mike. I realized pretty quickly it wasn’t going to work.
Cindi: I think my favorite scene is the one where Mike and Stephanie go to pack bags for the honeymooners and are checking out everything in the drawers – including the lingerie and sex toys. It was funny and awkward and also really sexy. Stephanie really gets to see Mike’s more considerate side, and it’s the first time they really acknowledge their attraction to one another.
Stella: What shall we be on the lookout from you, what is next on your schedule?
Cindi: My next release is women’s fiction, from Kensington. In the View From Here a recently divorced woman inherits a gold mine from the father she never knew and travels to Colorado to learn more about him and to build a new life for herself. It will be out at the end of November.
Cindi: I once was the only female employee of a travel agency run by four gay men. And I really like to do laundry, including ironing, but otherwise I don’t like housework at all.
Always a Bridesmaid by Cindi Myers
She’s sworn off weddings…
After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, Stephanie Ludlow is convinced she’s man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy—but not so charming—new landlord, she can’t help the sparks that fly. It’s a good thing she’s declared a strict “no sex” policy, because Mike Brubaker might as well have “it’s not happening” tattooed across his delectable chest.
He’s sworn off love…
Spurned single dad Mike has learned the hard way women are the source of all evil and should be avoided at any cost. And that definitely includes his gorgeous new tenant. But when they’re thrown together in the wedding party from hell, both will stop at nothing to fight the heat building between them. Giving in is not an option for either of them.
May the best man—or woman—win.
Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Always the Bridesmaid to a lucky commenter!
All you need to do is leave a comment and tell us: have you ever been a bridesmaid/best man? Did you like it or was it awful? If not yet, would you like to be one one day or not, why is that?