Just Like in the Movies by M.B. Feeney
Ava Jones has settled for a life that she’s not sure she wants anymore, but won’t admit it. Her best friend, Erica Davidson talks her into taking a break on the Isle of Wight. Her days on the island are spent thinking things through, and arguing with Morgan whom she hates on principal.
Hi M.B.. Welcome the Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Please introduce yourself?Hi. I’m M.B. I’m a student teacher, mum of two and general person who cleans after everyone else in my house *waves*What was your inspiration for the book? (Is there an actor and actress you picture as being Ava & Morgan? I would like to pull pictures and have as part of the interview.)Originally, Just Like in the Movies was a fan fiction (yup, one of those) based around the characters of Alice and Jasper from the Twilight Saga, so I kind of see Jackson Rathbone (without the ropey wig) and Ashley Green as Morgan and Ava, but not in their Twilight guises, more like how they look during their ‘downtime’. Bit of a copout I know, but it’s how I originally saw it.Interesting. So, tell me about JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES.I had the idea for the story after I had watched the film Letters to Juliet. I realized that most romance films, be they rom-coms or just your regular ‘boy-meets-girl’ story all have a similar formula and I wondered if I could write that.A lot of the story is based around things I’d like to do (such as the beach house experience), but I have to admit, I have never been to the locations I’ve written about.What are Ava & Morgan like? What do you love about them?I love Ava’s tenacity. If she thinks you’re wrong… she’ll tell you without a second thought. She loves her family and good friends, but sometimes doesn’t think she’s loved back which is one of her major flaws, that and she’s stubborn.Morgan… I think he’s a little bit of my dream man in that he likes to read and is good with his hands. He’s such an easy going kind of guy who doesn’t allow much to get to him, but when it does, he’s determined to unravel the problem to make life a better place.What’s your favorite part of a romance novel to read or write? (The beginning, the first meeting, first kiss, getting to know each other, first love scene, big fight, HEA or something else?)I think for me, the best part of writing romance is the characters getting to know each other. It’s a great way of revealing details little by little about them, their lives and their personalities. It can be quite hard knowing how much or little to reveal, but I find it so much fun.~M.B. Tidbits~Favorite food?SteakWinter or Summer?Both. I’m a winter baby and LOVE playing in the snow, but I also like being able to relax in the summer sun.Look around you….What’s to your left?My bookcaseEarly Bird or Night Owl?I was always a night owl, but since having kids, I’m becoming more of an early bird which sucks as most of the people I speak to online are in time zones behind mine.Three things currently in your purse.My camera, my phone (lifeline) and my KindleThanks for taking the time to talk with me.Thank you, Kim.
About M.B. ~M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, 2 kids and a dog. She's also a student teacher, a doodler and a chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love since she could spell, and publishing is the culmination of her hard work and ambition.
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