Hot Summer Romance

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As I sit and write this blog post the temperature on Long Island has climbed to almost 100 degrees for the fourth day in a row. It’s been over 90 for the better part of two weeks. My air conditioner hasn’t been off in all that time, I hate the thought of turning on the oven, and we drink iced tea by the gallon.

Hard to believe we were buried under two feet of snow just five months ago. And as much as I hate snow…the white stuff is looking mighty refreshing right now. (Okay…maybe not that refreshing!)

As I sit under a ceiling fan, with the air conditioner pumping out cool air and that cool drink by my side, I got to thinking about the summer heat as inspiration in my books. Out of the three books I have published, two take place in the summer and both use the hot and humid weather as integral parts of the story, in fact in The Kandy Shoppe, there wouldn’t be a story without the heat of summer melting poor Kandy’s ice cream due to a malfunctioning freezer in her ice cream parlor.

My current time travel novella series takes place in the old west…in the summer.

So what’s the lure for me of a hot summer romance? Maybe it’s the idea of skimpy clothes or skinny dipping? Cool nights under a starry sky? Maybe it’s those cold drinks and barbecues? Maybe it’s just that I’m no fan of snow and don’t want to write it anymore than I want spend time driving in it.

Whatever it is, hot summer days and nights seem to work best for me in the fiction I write. Sure I’m a big fan of love scenes by a roaring fire in the dead of winter, but I always seem to come back to characters fighting the heat of the day and then heating up the sheets! Yes, sometimes it really is just all about making my characters sweat *wink*

Have you noticed if you’re drawn to stories set in the summer or the winter?

Enjoy the heat…because the winter will be back before we know it! 🙂

 

 

About Debora Dennis

A believer in second chances and that time should never be an obstacle to finding love, Debora writes time travels with modern snark and spice! When she's not writing, she's spending time with her family, reading, or trying to figure out a way to get chocolate into every dish she serves.
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6 Responses to Hot Summer Romance

  1. Nina Croft says:

    Yes, as far as romance goes I’m drawn to stories that take place in the heat of the summer. Other books I don’t mind but there’s something so hot about summer.

  2. Bethanne says:

    That is an interesting factor!! I never thought about it before. Most of my stories lean towards the winter months… huh. I do love the winter. The idea of being stranded in a cabin during a blizzard or something. Romantic!!

  3. Sutton Fox says:

    What an astute observation. I got to thinking about it, and realized my stories are set in the spring and fall, which are the seasons I love best. But I do enjoy reading romances set in the summer. You’re right, there’s something about sweaty characters. Very sexy. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Shirk says:

    I love summer romances the best–but I think I’m drawn to them more in the summer and I like winter romances around Christmas time. 🙂

  5. Tina Vaughn says:

    I love summer romances…especially those set on or near beaches and islands. 🙂

  6. We’re not having our usual 100+ summer here in Oklahoma. I don’t remember the last time we had low 80’s and flooding at the end of July. We were just talking today that usually by now the grass and leaves are dying off from the heat. But the house we’re moving to has a fireplace and a hot tub. Bring on the winter, baby!! 😉 I have a spot picked out for my chair…right beside the fireplace.

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