Today, I thought you might like to see my inspiration for the characters in Summer Bride.
First, we have Justin James. I knew I wanted to have dark hair, a little messy and longer, and kind eyes.
When I saw this photo of David Giuntoli it was like there was a neon sign hanging over it saying “This is the one! This is Justin!”
This is exactly how I picture our hunky, handsome, ever-helpful hero.
Seriously, isn’t he a cutie? Can’t you just picture him in the crazy T-shirt Matilda gives him?
Sage Presley we met briefly in Valentine Bride (book 1 in the Holiday Brides series). But we didn’t know much about her.
I envisioned her as blond, with a sweetness about her that belied her inner strength. I pictured her as very feminine and lovely although she’s tough and capable of handling whatever challenges life throws her way.
I thought Skyler Samuels made the best Sage. She’s lovely and has that delicate look to her.
But a fun, playful side, too! I just loved the inspiration she provided for Sage.
Then I needed a little inspiration for Sage’s brother, Shane.
Colby Canterbury was my choice for Shane Presley. From the hair and green eyes, to that soulful look on his face, he was just perfect for Shane.
The song I listed to while I wrote this book kept me smiling as I pictured Justin asking his friends this question:
Such a fun song from Joe Nichols.
Oh, and I have to share the ringtone Sage uses for Justin on her cell.
If you haven’t read it yet, get your copy of Summer Bride today!