It’s an exciting day for us here at The Racy Lit Reader. As you know, we’re taking part on Melanie Harlow’s book tour for Floored. And in connection with that, she’ll be giving us insight into her inspiration for writing Floored and this series in general.
But before that, here’s my review for Floored. I loved the banter in this book. It was funny and hot at the same time. So read on and enjoy!
Melanie on her inspiration behind the Frenched series…
This series was inspired by several things—my fascination with history, Paris and the idea of embracing the unexpected. With Frenched, I knew I wanted to set a book in Paris but I had to think of a reason to put Mia there alone and kind of miserable. I also knew I wanted her to dislike Lucas at first, but that he would end up showing her the city and helping her see it (and herself) in a different way.
Each of the books has a main character who faces an unexpected romantic challenge and tries to fight back against feelings that are uncontrollable, even if they are unwelcome. With Coco in Forked, it was someone from her past she never got over, and with Erin in Floored, it was a childhood pest-next-door who grew up gorgeous and flawed but irresistible.
Floored is the third book in the Frenched series by Melanie Harlow. It’s about Erin Upton. Erin is one of Mia’s friend. She’s a dance teacher, and this book, she finally meets her man. Charlie Dwyer is Erin’s nemesis when they were younger. He held her hamster hostage and took her lemonade money. So when Charlie showed up in Erin’s apartment after she was burglarized, she couldn’t quite believe it especially when he showed up wearing a cop’s uniform.
Add Floored to your Goodreads shelf. For pre-oders, just go to Amazon and iBooks. Other books in the series include Frenched, (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks) about Mia and Luke, Yanked, a continuation of Mia and Luke’s story (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks), and Forked (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks), which is about Coco and Nick.