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Nicole Helm | Putting the Indulgence in Small Town USA
Author Guest / February 9, 2013

When you hear the words indulgence and romance, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is Kansas, right? What could be more indulgent than flat, empty prairie and…barbecue? I kid, of course, but somewhere along the way I decided a nowhere town in the middle of Kansas was a great place to set my Entangled Indulgence title, SEVEN-NIGHT STAND. I’m not a city person. I don’t like crowds or traffic or lines, so the upmost indulgence for me is somewhere I can be pretty much left alone. Besides, there’s something about the isolation of a small town in the middle of nowhere that offers a great backdrop for romance. You can’t really hide from your feelings when there’s nowhere to hide, and my hero and heroine both have some feelings they’d love to hide from when their seven- night stand turns into something more. Then there’s the beauty of sending someone living in LA (the heroine, Vivvy) to nowhere Kansas (where the hero, Nate, lives) with the assignment to find something reality-TV-worthy in a place Vivvy herself describes as “flat and boring as hell.” And the fun in having small-town Nate in all his airplane grease glory fall…