Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother, and staying up late sneak-reading her mama’s romance novels. Today, she still stays up late reading romances, only now she does so openly.
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches countless hours of Food Network and reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
Thanks so much for having me! I’m so excited about my latest release, Seven Day Fiancé, and I’m gonna let you in on a little secret…it’s my favorite.
Now, truthfully, I say that about every book I write. But there really is something special about this one. Maybe it’s the whole “good girl meets bad boy” storyline that I love so much. It could be that the hero, Cane Robicheaux, is such a walking contradiction. Or maybe it’s the fun, unique setting of Cajun country. More than likely, it’s all those things rolled in one, but if I absolutely had to pinpoint one thing that makes this story so remarkable, I’d have to go with the playful humor.
Romantic comedies float my boat. I love to watch them, I love to read them, and they are hands down my favorite to write. Romantic comedies don’t shy away from the emotional hardships of life; in fact, I think the best ones embrace them. Those deeper moments become that much more poignant when surrounded by the lighthearted. The friendship, the laughter, the swoons.
Toward the beginning of my career, I thought a lot about what I wanted my brand to be. What I wanted readers to think when they would see a Rachel Harris novel. After free-writing tons of adjectives and descriptions, it didn’t take long to create a slogan that fits me perfectly.
Fun, Flirty Escapes.
This slogan is on a post-it on my monitor, staring at me every time my butt hits that chair to write. It influences every book, every chapter, every scene. From my fish-out-of-water young adult series to my adult contemporary romances, I strive for readers to leave each of my books with a smile on their face, a flutter in their heart, and a sense that they escaped the chaos of reality for just a little while.
Seven Day Fiancé is no exception. What makes it unique, however, is its playfulness. Angelle’s spunk and clumsiness, Cane’s rugged dry humor, and the resulting awkward flirtation between the princes and the playboy. I had a blast writing their love story. They made me giggle like a loon, sigh at the good stuff, and even tear up during the reveals. Writing their book was the ultimate escape—I lived and breathed Cajun country during the entire process, and it made this Cajun cowgirl long for home.
So many readers have reached out saying that though Cane was hotter than sin, the unexpected humor in Seven Day Fiancé stole the show. I must confess that warms my author’s heart. It’s proof that I met my goal of providing a fun, flirtatious escape for readers that leaves them with a happy smile.
As an author, I can’t ask for anything more.
So yeah, I love romantic comedies. Books, movies, TV shows, if it can make me laugh and swoon, I’m sold. Tell me, dear readers, what are YOUR favorite romantic comedies?
And interesting tidbit: I pitched this story to my publicist as Sweet Home Alabama meets The Proposal, set in the world of Duck Dynasty. If that doesn’t scream romantic comedy, I don’t know what does. 😉
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.