Ooo tricky… I guess it really depends on the writing and the author’s voice… if it’s a fantastic story that makes you laugh, cry, fall in love, and keeps you up all night turning the pages then a familiar plot isn’t so much of an issue… Having said that though, I’m so sick of seeing the same type of heroines and plots at the movies – in fact I read this hilarious and completely accurate article by author Mhairi McFarlane. It’s perfectly titled Things We Don’t Need To See in Rom Coms Anymore.
Charlotte Ledger began working in publishing in 2011 and has always been a book lover but, since watching her first episode of Dawson’s Creek when she was 13, she’s found it impossible to resist a good love story! Pacey Witter stole her heart and her life it seems as her addiction for all things romance eventually led to her working at Mills & Boon. Thrilled to be at Harper Impulse, she can’t wait to fall in love with your submissions and find the next exciting new voices in Romance. So what are you waiting for? The inbox is open! Charlotte is addicted to Cinnabons and quoting episodes of New Girl. She appeared on an episode of Flog It dressed up as Jane Austen and she once met Jack Nicholson when she 11 and still goes on about it but then again, wouldn’t you?
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