On sale now – New Release from Megan Frampton, What Not to Bare
What Not to Bare is out today, and I am so excited to share Charlotte and David’s story with everyone. In writing this book, I challenged myself not to make it a ‘do or die’ story–in some of my previous books, the heroine, in particular, has had to marry someone or find some way to secure her future–or else.
Charlotte doesn’t have to worry about that. She is financially independent, she knows she could eventually persuade her parents to let her do what she wants, and she already knows her own mind. She just wants love, and she won’t compromise herself for something that isn’t what she truly deserves.
David doesn’t want to have to settle down with a wife because he believes–wrongly, as it turns out–that a wife is just someone who is there to be ignored until it’s time to bring her out to act as a hostess. He doesn’t think treating anyone like that is fair, and he knows that, because he’s been treated as merely decorative for most of his life. He is ridiculously good-looking, so handsome that people just give him things and do things for him, but not because of who he is. He may not know it, but he wants someone to love him for who he is inside, not of what he looks like on the outside.
Just like Charlotte. Only she is not spectacularly pretty; on the contrary, she dresses herself so outlandishly that she has gotten the cruel, but somewhat deserved, nickname of “The Abomination.”
When David finally peels off her layers–figuratively and literally–he discovers the beauty within her, and he loves her. Likewise, when Charlotte sees what kind of a man David is, beyond his incredible beauty, she falls in love with him, and decides he is worthy of her.
What Not to Bare was so much fun to write because these two characters really like to talk, even if David finds himself saying the wrong things to Charlotte when they are together (such as “What are you wearing?!?”). I love reading authors who write witty banter, such as Julia Quinn, P.G. Wodehouse, and Loretta Chase, and I tried to channel some of their genius into my own work as I wrote.
I hope you enjoy What Not to Bare.
More about the author:
Megan Frampton majored in English literature at Barnard College, with a double minor in political science and religion. She worked in the music industry for fifteen years, editing and writing music reviews for a music-industry trade magazine and eventually becoming the editor in chief. Frampton married one of her former interns and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with him and her son. When she isn’t writing, she serves as the community manager for the romance novel website Heroes and Heartbreakers.
Praise for Megan’s Books:
“Endearing characters, heart-stopping romance, and witty dialogue make What Not to Bare a delicious read. Megan Frampton always shines!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author of What the Duke Desires
Praise for Hero of My Heart:
“It’s a fabulous book.”—New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
“I didn’t want to stop reading!”—Amanda McCabe (aka Laurel McKee)
“Megan Frampton’s talent just sizzles off the page.”—Award-winning author Andrea Pickens (aka Cara Elliott)
“Mary and Alasdair’s budding love affair and their internal conflicts with their sense of love versus duty make this romance a page-turner; recommended for most romance collections.”—Library Journal
“A wonderful, sweet, hot romance . . . Hero of My Heart was a different historical romance that I absolutely adored.”—Imagine a World
“Recommended for fans of unique story lines with personal struggles and a happily-ever-after that will make you smile.”—Rogues Under the Covers
“Hero of My Heart is definitely a historical romance with strong erotic entanglements.”—Tome Tender
“If you are looking for a quick read with a seriously flawed hero and a heroine in need of rescuing, I would suggest Hero of My Heart.”—What I’m Reading
“This is a suspenseful and romantic adventure of two lost souls who are destined to torture and love each other no matter what the outcome. I find Ms. Frampton’s style very clean and refreshing, and her characters are playful as well serious.”—The Eclectic Review
And don’t miss the loosely connected novella to What Not to Bare:
Megan Frampton turns up the heat on one bride-to-be and her oblivious bridegroom in this steamy and scandalous eBook original short story of Regency romance.
It is with great discretion that this columnist discusses the sensitive topic of undergarments. Some ladies, it seems, do not pay strict attention to what they wear under their gowns. A crucial error, my ladies.
Lady Violet knows Lord Christian Jepstow is interested in women. The problem is, he hasn’t seemed to realize that Violet is a living, breathing woman—a woman with needs. Which is a huge problem, considering the fact that Violet and Christian are betrothed. Violet has no intention of saying her vows without knowing if her husband has the capacity to love her properly, so she does what anyone would do in her situation—she steps into his study and offers to take off her clothes. What happens next could be an utter disaster . . . or it could be surprising, seductive, and sizzlingly sexy.