I invited Nicole to drop by the virtual offices and share the qualities required to be America’s Sweet. Check out what she has to say!
Top 5 qualities required to be America’s Sweetheart
Thanks so much for having me on the Manga Maniac Cafe! In my recent Entangled Indulgence release, Risky Return, the heroine is not just a movie star, but she’s been deemed America’s Sweetheart by the press. Celia has some very clear ideas on what it takes to be America’s Sweetheart.
1. Always look camera ready! You never know when the paparazzi, or a not-so-ex husband might show up.
2. Do whatever it takes to keep your secrets under wraps, including agreeing to do a reality show in Kansas with your exish husband so that he’ll give you a silent annulment and head back to Hollywood with one less piece of baggage,
3. Do not, under any circumstances, fall for an ex. No matter how handsome, determined, or safe he feels.
4. Trust no one with all your secrets. The more people who know, the more fires you have to extinguish, and sometimes they get very out of hand.
5. If for whatever reason you find yourself in Kansas, falling for that ex-husband and having all your secrets exposed, at least have the presence of mind to take the reins and make your life what you want it.
Risky Return by Nicole Helm
Blurb: Blackmail never felt so right.
Celia Grant has spent the last ten years keeping her past at bay, building her Hollywood reputation as America’s Sweetheart. When ex-boyfriend Ryan Harrington threatens to reveal her darkest secrets, she has no choice but to return to Demo, Kansas, and the people she left behind. In exchange for Ryan’s silence, she will appear in a reality television show that promises to save his family’s legacy.
Ryan Harrington knows an opportunity when he sees one, and using Celia to save his family is one he can’t ignore. But he didn’t count on the pull they still have on each other.
Celia reminds herself that she and Ryan were never destined to have a happily ever after ending like in the movies she stars in. But even as the ghosts of her past refuse to be suppressed any longer, she finds herself tempted by the hopes of a love she never thought she could have. Between secrets, fame, and love, Celia’s made the riskiest return of all.
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Nicole Helm grew up with her nose in a book and a dream of becoming a writer. Luckily, after a few failed career choices, a husband, and two kids, she gets to pursue that dream.
Nicole lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons, and writes her novels one baby’s nap at a time. She’s slightly (okay, totally) addicted to Twitter (@nicolethelm), loves watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and her dream is to someday own a barn.
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