Meet Wendy Drew from What the Groom Wants by Jade Lee and Giveaway!

Please welcome Wendy Drew to the virtual offices this morning!

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Wendy]  Love to bargain. Life needs balance, you understand, but who can resist a good bargain?

[Manga Maniac Café] Can you share a typical day in the life of Wendy Drew?

[Wendy]   Well, it used to be simple. I would work as head seamstress in the dress shop I co-own, and then I would go to bed to do it again tomorrow. But then my brother got in trouble with Demon Damon, and everything changed. I began working at his gambling den just to help pay off the debt. And when Radley Lyncott came home from sailing to court me, well everything changed. Especially when he suddenly became a duke.

[Manga Maniac Café] What three words come to mind when you think of Radley?

[Wendy]   He’s honest to a fault. And that makes him ill-suited to be a nob. He needs someone to watch his back, you understand. To see the evil in the world when he insists on only being good.

[Manga Maniac Café] What do you find most exasperating about him?

[Wendy]   It’s usually the women who think people should be given a second chance, that they can change. But he’s too good to see the evil in the world. He wants justice. I just want to be safe. He wants the world to be fair, but I know that the strong make the world unfair. And one good man–no matter how powerful–will only be crushed.

[Manga Maniac Café] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?

[Wendy]   My life has been full of mistakes. I wish I’d destroyed the Demon when I had a chance. I wish I’d taken care of him when he was just Damon. But I didn’t know what he would become.

[Manga Maniac Café] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

[Wendy]   Radley. Because to my complete surprise, he makes me feel safe. He’s a blind nob at times, and yet I feel safe with him.

[Manga Maniac Café] How do you relax after a hard day creating wedding dresses?

[Wendy]  Well, I didn’t used to, of course. There was no relaxing after sewing. Just more sewing and the gaming tables. But now, with Radley showing me some things about…well, about… Blimey, I’ve been told that a lady doesn’t speak about these things. But let me say that Radley knows a great deal about it. And he’s teaching me!

[Manga Maniac Café] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.

[Wendy]  There’s too much too consider! Lady Eleanor tells me there’s more for to learn. I don’t know anything about being a duchess. Radley wants children, of course. And he has to set the duchy on its feet, so to speak. And I need to keep an eye on my brother. The power he has now is beyond anything either of us imagined. So, I suppose the answer is: everything, so long as it’s with Radley!

[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!


An honest love…

Radley Lyncott has been in love with Wendy Drew as long as he can remember. When he went to sea, she was too young to court. Now that he’s returned to take up his Welsh title, he is appalled to find that debt has ruined the Drew family, and—even worse—Wendy is being courted by another man.

Or a dangerous attraction?

Family comes first for seamstress Wendy Drew, who is forced to settle her brother’s debt by working nights at a notorious gambling den. But her double-life hasn’t gone unnoticed—she has captivated none other than Demon Damon, a nefarious rake who understands Wendy’s darkest desires and is hell bent on luring her into his arms.


USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 30 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. Lee lives in Champaign, Illinois.

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17 thoughts on “Meet Wendy Drew from What the Groom Wants by Jade Lee and Giveaway!

  • February 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats to Jade on the new release! It was fun to “meet” Wendy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • February 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love the female lead character’s name since I go to Rose’s Bookhouse all the time. In fact, I’ve met Jade there twice at her signings!

  • February 3, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Hey Renee!!! How’s it going? And glad you liked Wendy Erin! She’s a good, strong woman, just like the real Wendy!

  • February 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Loved “The Groom’s Gamble”! I can’t wait to read this. Also, thanks for your Facebook post. I get to share some with my teenage daughter. The others, the really good ones and my books, I make sure to share with my sister.

  • February 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    So I have decided after all the years to actually try to use my Twitter account. I am following you. I will see how this goes. Thanks!

  • February 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Yeah Ann! Welcome back to Twitter! And I’m so glad you loved the Groom’s Gamble. I actually think that Winning a Bride was the best novella of the whole series, but a Groom’s Gamble was fun, fun, fun to write. Hopefully you’ll like What the Groom Wants even more!

  • February 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Wendy sounds like a very interesting heroine and I’m looking forward to reading her story.

  • February 4, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I loved *meeting* Wendy. Now I can’t wait to read her book!

  • February 4, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I enjoyed meeting Wendy! This sounds like an interesting read. A double life for Wendy and a rake who wants you? What’s a girl to do? I’m looking forward to reading your story 🙂

  • February 4, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Best wishes with the new release. It sounds like a really fun read.

  • February 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I love a story with a Duke! As I read Wendy’s interview I thought I’d love to find out what happens with this couple next – after I read this story first.

  • February 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Can’t wait to read it!

  • February 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Very excited about this one 😀 love myself some historical fiction and that’s a very beautiful cover.

  • February 5, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the new release!

  • February 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Interesting blurb

  • February 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Georgette Heyer was my introduction to the Regency (and Georgian) world, too! Wendy and Radley sound like great characters; I look forward to reading their story.

  • February 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Oh this was a fun blog/giveaway post. Of course you’d be original…that’s why your books are so good 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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