I’m thrilled to welcome Erin Nicholas to Frolic to talk about her latest contemporary romance, Nice and Easy (Boys of the Big Easy #3). In this sexy standalone, two single parents begin to wonder if their comfortable friendship can evolve into something more.
About Nice and Easy:
A hot firefighter who just wants to take care of her and her little boy? Sign her up.
Moving in with him and his little girl who already has a huge chunk of her heart? Very nice.
Roommates with benefits? Yes, please.
Convincing this take-charge alpha to let her take care of him too? That’s not going to be as easy.
Interview with Erin
Mary: Welcome to Frolic, Erin! Tell us a little about Nice and Easy and the Boys of the Big Easy series.
Erin: Hi Mary! Thanks for having me! Well, Nice and Easy is third in the series, though is definitely a great place to start! J It’s the story of two single parents Caleb and Lexi, who are good friends who share parenting responsibilities for their two kids. When Lexi and her son need a place to live, Caleb of course steps up and moves her in with him. And well, you can guess what happens next! Within ten minutes they’re fighting their attraction…and generally losing! And being together all the time shows them that they don’t know each other as well as they thought and that they’re at risk for losing a lot more than just their clothes 😉
Mary: What inspired you to set the series in New Orleans?
Erin: New Orleans is, hands down, my favorite place to visit. I’ve been there several times and I actually miss it if it’s been too long. I’ve wanted to write a series set there for a long time and am so happy the timing for Boys of the Big Easy was finally right!
Mary: Caleb and Lexi are both single parents and met through a single parent support group, which sounds like an amazing concept. How did you learn about these types of groups?
Erin: Lol! Well… I kind of made it up! And THEN did some research 😉 I just knew when I was writing book one, Going Down Easy, that I wanted a way to bring in a bigger group of friends…and more hot, single dads! The group turned out to be even more fun and a part of the stories than I imagined and I love it!
Mary: Did you face any particular challenges writing a romance with two leads, who are single parents, versus only one?
Erin: Actually, in some ways I think it was easier. They already understood the challenges that go with parenting…something single parents have to think about a lot when dating people who are not parents. They both have the same priorities when it comes to the kids. And it definitely made going to the zoo a perfectly acceptable first date! Lol!
Mary: Nice and Easy features one of my favorite tropes – friends-to-lovers. Are you also a fan? If so, what are some of your favorite romances featuring it?
Erin: Oh my gosh, yes! Definitely one of my favorites!
Oh, wow, let’s see:
Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant
Hot As Puck by Lili Valente
Tall, Dark and Tempting by Erika Wilde
Craft by Adriana Locke
Just to name a few! If you tell me it’s a friends-to-lovers romance or a brother’s-best-friend romance, I’m in!
Mary: What’s next?
Erin: There’s at least one more story to tell in the Boys of the Big Easy series and I’m also planning a spin off series! Boys of the Bayou will launch this spring with some of the sexy, Louisiana bayou boys readers have met in Boys of the Big Easy series! I’m so excited!
Thanks for having me Mary!
About Erin Nicholas
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.
Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).
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