Diamond Heiress by Ruth Roberts
When two bitter rivals….
One person stands between Brielle and her inheritance—Nicholas Trenton. If she fails to serve as CEO of her grandfather’s company, Santorini Jewels, for one full year, then everything goes to Nick—the company, her trust fund, and her home…the only home she’s ever known. Nick doesn’t care about the money, but he wants the company his father helped build. Now is his turn to run Santorini. Brielle isn’t qualified, nor does she deserve the position of CEO. One way or another, he will ensure she doesn’t run Santorini into the ground.
Are forced to run a multi-billion dollar company together…
Despite a clash of wills, they learn to work together for the benefit of the company. But when they can no longer ignore the attraction building between them, will they give in to it or will it ultimately be the downfall of Santorini?
Romance novelist Ruth Roberts lives in the Big D, where city life abounds but where the wide open spaces of Texas can be easily reached. Her books transport readers to the glittering life of high-society, while making the characters normal, fun people we would all like to have as friends. She loves reading, writing and Gilmore Girls. She and her teenage daughter call themselves the real life Gilmore Girls. Her very own romantic hero of twenty years is her greatest inspiration and support.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Breakfast burritos with eggs, potatoes, sausage, refrained beans, red chili(the real red chili from New Mexico)
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? I was recently invited to contribute to an anthology coming out in the Spring. I’m working on the story for it now. It’s a hidden identities anthology, so my story is about an undercover secret service agent assigned to protect the Presidents Son. I am having so much fun writing it, I’m hoping that means it will be as much fun to read.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? I’ve always had a very vivid imagination, so I decided one day to write down my stories.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. Reviews. I love hearing from fans, and their views on my books.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Don’t give up on your dream to be published, one day it will come true.
Your favorite authors of all time? Judith McNaught. I want to write like her when I grow up. Her characters and settings come to life and stay with you long after you read them. I hope one day a reader will say that about my work.
How do you react to a bad review? Thankfully, I haven’t received a bad review yet. But, I think I’m prepared for when I do get one.
What’s your favorite season/weather? Spring. I love the smell and colors, and all things coming to life again. It’s like a new beginning, and anything is possible.
What is your guilty pleasure? Gilmore Girls. My daughter and I are Gilmore addicts.
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? Judith McNaught, did I already say she’s my favorite author? 🙂
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day? At home, reading a book, sipping a cup of hot chocolate with Gilmore Girls playing on the Televison.
How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book? Sometimes as few as a couple days, for other stories it needs a couple months.
What drew you to writing this genre? I love romance, the whole falling in love, head in the clouds, swept off your feet kind of romance. I do not need to read sex scenes to get the romance, yet there are very few clean romance novels in bookstores. So, one day I decided to write my own.
What is your favorite scene in the book? My favorite scene is Brielle’s first day as CEO of Santorini. That is the first time she and Nick interact with one another, one on one, and the tension between them sizzles.
Titles: do you write the books first and the title comes next or does the title come to you as you write? It normally comes to me as I write. Although with my last book I had to get some help from friends to come up with a title. For my new book, I may hold a Name My Book contest, so keep a look out on my blog and facebook page.
Do your characters really talk to you? (Laughing) That’s why people say writers are a little crazy. But, seriously, my characters don’t necessarily talk to me, they talk to each other and I’m just here to write down their story.
Are you for or against books being made into movies? I’m all for it, if they are don’t properly.
What drives you insane about the writing process? Editing…I absolutely detest editing.