When I first sat down to write “Love Forged,” I knew exactly what the story would be. This doesn’t always happen with me. Sometimes, it takes me a bit to know what I’m going to write. With “Love Forged,” though, I knew I wanted to use the plot of the father that left long ago – and what he leaves to his daughter present day – to help Tate and her best friend, Flynn, discover not just information about that father’s past and maybe why he left in the first place, but discover something about themselves and each other.
My goal, whenever I write a book, is that it’s not a “typical Nicole Pyland book.” Yes, all writers have their styles, and while writing romance means you’re often writing stories about people falling in love and living happily ever after, with “Love Forged,” as with some of my other stand-alone books, I wanted to try something new.
If you’ve read “The Moments,” you know that book has 2 paths in it, and that they are purposefully different and similar at the same time. “The Fire” and “The Disappeared” dealt with tragedies and love. “Reality Check” was about a reality TV show and a soon-to-be reformed player. You get the idea; all these titles are different in their own way, and they don’t resemble my books in series.
In “Love Forged,” Tate and Flynn are younger that many of my characters, and as they begin to discover things about themselves, you might notice this book feels different than some of my others – that was intentional. In fact, you’ll likely notice a little more sex in this one (though many of my books have multiple detailed sex scenes in them), and in those scenes, the characters are discovering more about who they are and what they like.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I do know that book descriptions don’t always prepare you for everything; this book will be different from what you’ve read from me before, and it won’t be for everyone (no book ever is). I wrote “Love Forged” with the idea of these characters finding who they are to themselves and to each other. I wanted it to be relatable to others who might be going through that self-discovery stage in their lives while still having the romance novel fun in it.
I hope you like it!