Morning everyone! Today I'm bringing you Jennifer Lynne. If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a fantasy buff and covers get me. Jennifer has another cover that I took one look at and said, "Must have her on the blog!" So she's here today talking about her new release, Educating Ethan.
Thank you to The Muse for having me here today.
One of the things that became clear as I wrote Educating Ethan, my older woman/younger man romance, was that as this story progressed, it became less about an older woman educating a young man in the ways of love, and more about two people falling in love and dealing with the emotional baggage that we all bring to a new relationship. Regardless of our age. A cougar tale with a twist, so to speak.
Like many older women, my heroine Ida has already loved and lost, and when she meets her new young neighbor, Ethan, she finds herself in a situation where she is afraid to love again. Her first marriage failed when she was unable to conceive, so not only has she had to deal with a painful divorce, but also a blow to her sense of self and who she is as a woman. When she meets Ethan she sees a young man with his whole future ahead of him, and she doesn't want to start a relationship if he is going to leave her down the track for someone who can give him the children he might want in his future.
Yet she is not a "one-night-stand" kind of woman, able to seduce a young stud just for fun, and her dilemma leaves her in an impossible position.
Ethan, on the other hand, is not your average young guy. Despite being only 25, he too, is facing past demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage and a forced career change due to a knee injury. I deliberately gave Ethan more than a young person would normally have to deal with, because I didn't want this to be a typical "cougar" story.
Ethan at times seems the more mature of the two emotionally, recognizing that Ida's issues centre around her past and her lack of self-confidence. However, like most young people he tends to live for the moment rather than worry about the past or a nebulous future, but is that youthful aspect of his personality really what Ida needs?
Educating Ethan is a short novella-length romance, but I didn't hold back in giving my gorgeous hero and heroine a lot to deal with emotionally!
It sounds absolutely fascinating, Jennifer, and I can't wait to read it!
Readers, Jennifer has a question for all of you, that pertains to the giveaway, below.
Do you think the emotional challenges of an older woman/younger man relationship are unique, or do you think we all face similar issues in our relationships, regardless of age?
Thanks, Jennifer, for stopping by today!
JL: Thank you again for having me here, and I look forward to the cougar/cub discussion.
Jennifer Lynne is a multi-published author who writes sensual and erotic romance from her home in Melbourne, Australia. She has two novellas published with Red Sage, including Seducing Serena in Secrets Volume 28 Sensual Cravings, and Pandora's Gift. Her first sensual romance with Breathless Press, Educating Ethan, will be out in February. Jen lives in hope that readers will continue to enjoy her novella-length tales of love and lust!
Buy Educating Ethan today at Breathless Press!