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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tawny Weber: Reunited... And It Feels So Good


by Tawny Weber

I'm celebrating the release of my latest Blaze this week. JUST FOR THE NIGHT is in stores now. This is a story that was so fun to write, because there is something just extra sweet about reuniting a couple that missed out on their well-deserved happy-ever-after.

Larissa and Jason had a serious thing going a few years back, but life, jealousy and their issues got in the way - splitting them up.

Now, thanks to a sneaky matchmaker and a 24 hour blackout that takes down the power on the entire Eastern Seaboard, they have a second chance.

What I realized in writing this story is that not only do I believe in true love, and the perfect someone for everyone. I also believe in timing. Timing is a major factor in whether or not a couple can make things work or not. For Larissa and Jason, the timing before was all wrong. They both had some growing up to do, and some lessons to learn. In my own life, I'd met my husband years before we became a couple (we were in high school together). If we'd dated back in school, I'm sure we'd have split up and gone our separate ways. But after a few years of independence and growing up we were both in the perfect place for our own happy ever after.


How about you? Do you believe timing is a major factor in relationships? And are you a fan of reunion stories?

And the bonus question of the day... if you were stranded with someone for 24 hours... who would that someone be (lets pretend this is a world where husbands and significant others don't exist, that way I can be stranded with Johnny Depp).

20 comments:

kaelee said...

I love reunion stories. I do think it is a matter of timing when it comes to romance. Each person in the union must be at a place where they feel comfortable committing themselves. Careers, family and immaturity are all factors in the mix. Sometimes even the desire to travel can be a factor in keeping someone from making a commitment.

Stranded with? ~ Giles Marini please and thank you.

desere_steenberg said...

I have never been able to get enough of reunion stories they are always filled with old undieing passion,intrigue as to who or what came between the couple the first time around and discovering why is so much fun ! When thrown back together under certain circumstances is always filled with explosive outcomes ! Romance and love always has a place and a time one just needs to wait for it as the saying goes "good things come to those who wait"!

And as for being stranded with someone I think you and me are going to have a "manoff' Johnny Depp is all mine !

Take Care
Desere

Heather MacAllister said...

I do think timing has a lot to do with it; however, my husband and I ARE high school sweethearts. There's nobody for me to have a reunion with! (okay--with whom I, etc.)

Tawny said...

Hi Kaelee :-)

I totally agree. I think maturity has a lot to do with the ability to sustain a long term commitment. If both partners want totally different things, they can definitely reach a compromise, but only if they are mature enough to try *g*

Oh yum, Giles Marini would make those 24 hours fly right by quite nicely :-)

Tawny said...

Desere, what a fabulous description of reunion stories!! I love it :-)

and just for that, I'll step aside on the Johnny love for today :-) Just for you. It'll hurt though. He's just so yummy!

Tawny said...

Heather, that's so wonderful! High school sweethearts and still going strong. What an ode to love.

Nas Dean said...

Hi Tawny,

I love reunion stories as well. There is so much emotional baggage from unfinished business that the conflicts and the tension sizzle from the first page!

Tawny said...

Nas, I'm with you :-) There is an extra layer of juicy conflict with a reunion story!!

Anna Campbell said...

Tawny, this is sitting on my bedside table waiting for me to get a couple of free hours so I can just wallow. I LOVE your books, as you know! Congratulations on your latest release. It's always a red letter day in Campbellandia when there's a new Tawny Weber on the shelves!

liza said...

Are you kidding? I love reunion stories especially when they're from Harlequin Blaze and it's a Tawny Weber book!

flchen1 said...

I have a bit of a reunion story myself, so I do believe in those :) I think sometimes we need something that the other person isn't at that time, or we aren't ready to see it, and thankfully sometimes we get a second chance. This sounds like an awesome one, Tawny! Must add it to the TBB!

Tawny said...

Anna, you are so sweet :-) I love your books right back! I can't wait to hear what you think of Larissa and Jason's story :-)

Tawny said...

Wooot, Liza :-D

You made my day *g* I'm glad you like the Blazes -- and better yet that you like my Blazes LOL. I hope you love this reunion story. It kicks off the 24 Hours: Blackout series with myself, Samantha Hunter and Heather MacAlister. It should be a really fun bunch of books to enjoy!

Tawny said...

Fedora, you are living proof of just how great reunion stories are? I love it :-D You're right about the second chances - I think timing is so crucial, especially when it comes to love. I'm so glad your timing came together to give you your reunion *g*

desere_steenberg said...

Very generous of you thank you Tawny!!

marybelle said...

Timing is everything: right place, right time. I like reunion stories up to a point. I need a very good reason as to why they broke up in the first place. For my 24 hours I want Hugh Jackman: intelligent, gorgeous & sense of humor.

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Tawny said...

LOL Desere, I have to admit, it's hard to give up my Johnny. He is totally yummy, isn't he?!

Tawny said...

Hi Marybelle :-)

Timing is crucial - and like you say it can play a really important element in the reasons why a couple broke up. I agree that the break up has to be a strong, well motivated and believable one. There are so many things in relationships, that if we're committed, we just have to work through as a couple. So the breakup has to be that unworkable issue *g* Or at least, unworkable at that time...

YUmmmmmmy on the Hugh Jackman choice. Most excellent :-) He'd make those 24 hours fly right by :-)

Pat Cochran said...

Hey Tawny,

Only had two HS boyfriends. Though they
would be friends today, can't see them
as reunited sweethearts for me! Maybe
the once-upon-a-time football running
back from the past, but only maybe!

Pat Cochran

Jo's Daughter said...

I love a reunion, who doesn't want a second chance with the one that got away. I do!