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Charlotte O’Shay: What is it about weddings? (Contest)
Sunday, June 25th, 2017

What is it about weddings?

Since June is the traditional month for weddings and because I have two daughters’ weddings within six, yes six! months of each other, I’ve got weddings, if not marriage on the brain.

Besides one of the perks of being a romance author is spending quality time challenging my characters on their ride to happily ever after and a wedding is usually a high point on that journey. Weddings feature heavily in my 3 book City of Dreams series, in fact all 3 standalone stories flow from the wedding that takes place in the first book.

To me, a wedding day is the top of the rollercoaster. After the tick, tick, tick to the top of the coaster, after the anticipation of a life together during the engagement, the getting to know you and the planning, comes that moment.

Now that couple, the bride and the groom are at the pinnacle of the coaster and right then they see the world of possibility before them. The whole exciting, messy, wondrous, scary, exhilarating ride of married life is right there to behold.

And then boom you’re married and the ride has begun. As long married woman I can say the rollercoaster ride is fast. The bumps are unexpected and the lulls can be sweet.

So here it is. On your wedding day, get in the front seat of life with your love, don’t stop holding hands, keep your eyes open and enjoy the ride.

Do you believe in happily ever after? I do.

Do I believe in love at first sight? Not so much. Lust at first sight? Yep.

That instant of connection or spark of something special that leads to love? Absolutely.

How about you? Are you a hopeless romantic? What’s your favorite movie about love?

Are you a Love Actually person? When Harry met Sally? What about Beauty and the Beast? The Terminator? (Don’t laugh, that’s mine.) Or does the whole topic make you queasy?

Let me know in the comments and I will gift a random commenter (US only) with a paperback of my debut spicy contemporary The Marriage Ultimatum published by the Wild Rose Press.

The Marriage Ultimatum

Dead-end job? Dreary apartment? Disastrous love life? Check, check, and check. Toddler who makes it all worthwhile? Absolutely. Juggling work, college, and the care of young Alex was never Sabrina’s plan.
But Sabrina’s dreams are bigger than any curve ball life can throw at her. Her top priority is keeping her small family together, no matter what the cost.

Vladimir Grigory doesn’t believe in dreams. He earned his position at the top of New York’s corporate ladder with his own sweat. His empire is his baby, and he’ll destroy anyone who threatens it. Even the sexy employee who challenges him on every level. When the New York tabloids and the world call him the baby daddy of Sabrina’s son, Vlad believes Sabrina is part of a plot to expose the secrets of his past. He threatens to destroy her future. But since Sabrina has secrets of her own, she has no choice but to agree to Vlad’s marriage ultimatum.


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4 comments to “Charlotte O’Shay: What is it about weddings? (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · June 25th, 2017 at 12:22 pm · Link

    I love HEAs… I believe in love at first sight, but have not experienced it… I love that instant connection people have that leads to more… I guess I am more of a Beauty & The Beast movie type… 😀

  2. Charlotte
    · June 25th, 2017 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Thanks for stopping by Colleen!

  3. ButtonsMom2003
    · June 26th, 2017 at 3:08 pm · Link

    I read romance for the HEA. I’m a big fan of friends to lovers stories. Hubby and I were neighbors and played together as kids. We’ve been married over 43 years and together for 47.

    This is really crazy – because I hate cheaters – but I loved the movie Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn. I’ve probably seen that movie at least 25 times. I just thought it was so romantic. Doesn’t make sense to me either (why I like it, I mean). lol

  4. Charlotte
    · June 27th, 2017 at 8:48 am · Link

    Maybe that movie appeals because it’s forbidden and you would never really do it. What’s romantic about it to me is that the couple are together for so long in their illicit relationship.

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