You’re Never Too Old to Find Your Happily-Ever-After

 by Julie Stone

If you were born in the 70s, then you know a thing or two about Romantic Comedies. We are the generation introduced to love, and angst and humor back when the only place to see a movie was on the big screen. Pretty Woman, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything to name a few. And while the genre wasn’t necessarily covered in our reading world, we still got our fair share of early romance novels by reading Sweet Dreams or Sweet Valley High under the covers with our flashlights. All the swoon-worthy romance of young love. The thing is, we grew up, why hasn’t the genre? 

The majority of today’s romantic comedies still feature women in their early twenties. And while they are still lovable and full of humor, they aren’t necessarily relatable to those who grew up with the genre. That was the inspiration behind my new book, He’s With the Band.

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Campbell, our heroine, is in her forties, divorced and looking for her second chance. She’s lost herself, to a marriage and a career that she spent twenty years trying to make fit, or realistically, to make herself fit into that life. The realization that her choices and her life have taken her far away from who she intended to be. And that simply divorcing her husband is not the end all answer to solving her problems has her feeling lost, but determined. The beauty of the older heroine is that she has life experience to guide her on her romantic journey. 

Enter one rock and roll reunion tour, one dream job, and two eligible men. One, the lead singer of Golden Tiger. The voice and face that launched every fantasy of her youth, Davis Scott. An honest to goodness Rock God. And Vince, the man who did everything he could to keep her from going behind the Velvet Rope all those years ago. The contrast couldn’t be more glaring and while the younger Campbell was drawn to Davis’ obvious and sometimes over the top sex appeal. Now she can’t help but be drawn in by Vince’s own brand of sexy: loyalty, steadfast, with a hint of mystery. 

What’s a woman to do other than quit her job, sell her house, and go on the road with her favorite rock band and see if she can find herself once again. Oh, and have some serious chemistry with one of the aforementioned eligible men. And while nostalgia reigns supreme on this reunion tour, Campbell is quick to realize, she isn’t the girl she used to be, and she owes it to the woman she wants to become to get it right. 

Ultimately, though, what matters most is that Campbell falls in love with herself once again. Because what’s more Rock and Roll than a woman fully in command of her own life, and love? And if you, like me, believe there shouldn’t be an expiration date on happily-ever-after, this is just the book you’ve been looking for. 

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Julie Stone was born a child of the seventies, complete with rainbow shirts, roller skates, and magic rocks. All that whim and whimsey ushered her into the wonderful world of being a teenager in the eighties, something she has a hard time letting go of most days. She grew up watching John Hughes movies, pegging her jeans, and avidly reading everything Judy Blume and Sweet Valley High. 

Alas, she had to leave it all behind and become an adult. Graduating from the University of Iowa where, along with a degree in English, she also earned herself a husband and embarked on all of the regular, boring grown up things that come with age. Until the magical world of motherhood brought along a new chapter of joy, terror and sleepless nights. But also, nap time. Suddenly there was occasion to go back to her creative calling and write. Through raising two kids, several moves around the Midwest, those stories and that keyboard kept her company and kept her, relatively sane. (Depending on who you ask.) 

Now settled back in her home state, she writes Rom-Coms with a more mature heroine, because Happily-Ever-Afters shouldn’t have an expiration date. Always a fan of big hair and an even bigger fan of Eighties music, she is currently working her way through a bucket list of reunion tours. Follow along on Instagram (@juliestoneauthor) Twitter (@writergirl70)  and Facebook (Author Julie Stone) or visit her website: 

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