As a huge fan of Charlotte Bronte and her wonderful novel, Jane Eyre, I was naturally anxious about naming my hero after hers. Those are giant steps to fill, after all. However, although this book does have several nods to the classic, it’s a very different sort of book. If I wrote literary fiction, I would have stayed well away. This is a romcom – albeit with gothic moments – and has a very different tone to Jane Eyre.
It’s my tribute to my favourite novel, and I had a great time writing it – even if I was a nervous wreck at times. I fell completely in love with my hero, Ethan Rochester, just as I fell in love with Edward Rochester, many years ago. I really hope you enjoy meeting Ethan, and his lovely heroine, Cara Truelove. I was sad to say goodbye to the pair of them – but who knows? They may pop up one day as guests in another novel. Stranger things have happened…:)