Heart and the City (Book 1 in the Love Medicine series
British doctor Lea Holm has come to New York to work in her chosen field of emergency medicine. She loves her new life in this exciting city and can’t wait to get started with her research project. The last thing she needs are distractions.
But then she meets famous actor Ricco Como in her building – a distraction if ever there was one. He’s gorgeous and sweet, and there’s an immediate connection between them. Lea tries to resist temptation, but when he comes to her for help dealing with his steadily worsening migraine she can’t turn away from his plight.
As Ricco’s health takes a turn for the worse, their lives become more and more entwined. But can their growing attraction withstand the strain of his ill health, and can he let Lea be more than just his doctor?
**This novella series contains detailed descriptions of long-term health conditions, cheating and a bereavement.**
The series is set in New York City and was written before COVID-19. It makes no reference to recent events.
Thank you so much to Cecilia Fyre, author of ‘Heart and the City‘ for answering my questions! Read on to discover what she had to say…
This series has been around in one form or another for about five years. I needed to be a lot better at writing before I felt I could get it to a stage where it’s fit for publication.
Q. What is your writing process?
Generally, I’m a dedicated plotter. I spend a lot of time on research, too. But when I started this series I was a lot greener and just wrote it down. I reverse-plotted it, if you like, and am quite pleased with it now. I did spend a lot of time researching medical things and long term illness for it though.
Q. Please describe what your book is about in one sentence.
A British doctor who moves to New York for her dream job but soon falls in love with a celebrity who has a lot of things going on in his life.
Q. How long did it take to write the book?
Each of the novellas (there are five) only took a month or so each, but overall I spent as long again to rewrite and edit them.
Q. How did you choose the names for your characters?
I’ve always loved the name Lea and wanted a character named that. The others I renamed quite a lot during the process, because their roles changed.
Q. If you could meet any character from your story, who would you choose and why?
I think it’d be the heroine. I want to know how she didn’t kill the love interest, lol!
Q. What is your top tip for aspiring writers? 😊
If you really, really want it, then keep writing as much as you can. There are a lot of “rules” around the process. Learn them, but also keep in mind that once you have a good understanding of them, they’re not binding.
Author Bio –
Cecilia Fyre is the pen name of a romance author trying out something new.
She likes sunny, crisp autumn days. Cups of hot cocoa with little marshmallows floating on top. The roaring of the sea. Laughing until your face hurts. The silence when you curl up with a good book.
Her stories are about people. Some of them are strange, some think they’re boring. They all have secrets, they’re all scared sometimes. Cecilia writes about life, about love. About how hard it is to do it right. Usually, there’s a happy ending, or at least there might be one, someday.
But life’s not all sunshine and roses, and that’s why Cecilia tells her stories.
In the real world, Cecilia lives in England.
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