1. Who is your favorite character from Taming Wilde and why?
Taming Wilde is the third book in the Waltzing with the Wallflower trilogy I wrote with Rachel Van Dyken. As far as the series goes, I'd have to say my favorite character overall is Bridget. From Taming Wilde, however, I’m going to go with Anthony. That is mainly because he provides the comic relief. He’s been a fun character throughout the series.
2. When did you come up with the idea for the story?
One day while we were working, Rachel told me that she wanted me to write a regency with her. I was not overly excited about it at first, because I hadn’t written a regency before. We started brainstorming and came up with the idea for Waltzing with the Wallflower, book one in the trio. Since it was based on twins, it was only natural to write the other twin’s story in Beguiling Bridget. And when that was done, it only seemed fair to write the story of their wingman, Colin Wilde, because he had had such a rough go of it in Beguiling Bridget. I mean, we couldn’t just leave him hanging like that. J
3. It’s the New Year, what would the main character’s New Year’s resolution be?
There are two main characters in Taming Wilde. Colin Wilde would probably resolve to learn the ropes of his new station and perhaps give his brother-in-law as difficult a time as possible in the process. Gemma Reynolds would likely resolve to be bolder and overcome her obsession with what other people think of her. She did a pretty good job of it in Taming Wilde, but no doubt she still has a ways to go.
4. If you were to bump into your main character, would you find them at a concert, clothing shop, or book store?
Gemma wouldn’t be caught dead in a book store unless Bridget dragged her into it. It would simply be too horrifying an experience for her. She is a musician though and would likely go to a concert. I would expect to find Wilde there as well, since wherever Gemma goes, he is sure to follow.
5. Is Taming Wilde a stand-alone novel, or a series?
Taming Wilde is book three in a trilogy. The first book is Waltzing with the Wallflower, featuring Ambrose and Anthony Benson, twin brothers who entertain themselves by performing a Pygmalion of sorts on an unlikely candidate each season.
The second book, Beguiling Bridget, tells Anthony’s story. A bet between the two brothers that he cannot get the wallflower to fall for him. Only this time the wallflower is much more stubborn. And she has no intention of falling for anyone.
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