Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons, most likely watching, playing, or discussing baseball. She drives too fast, drinks too much caffeine, and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.
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Two Guys and a Girl
Once upon a time there were two brothers who lived next door to a girl. In my newest release, Yours At Midnight, it’s this scenario that sets in motion my hero and heroine’s story. It’s a love triangle—of sorts. As kids and teenagers, my heroine, Lyric, only had eyes for Oliver. But Oliver only liked Lyric as a friend. His twin brother, Quinn, however, had deep feelings for Lyric. Feelings that hurt like hell when all he and Lyric did was butt heads.
Fast-forward to the opening of my book and it’s been four years since Lyric and Quinn have seen each other. Four years since Oliver died in a car accident and Lyric and Quinn spent a night together as a way to soothe their grief. And even though Oliver is gone, he is still very much a presence in their lives. It was a challenge for me to write a story where one member of my love triangle was only around in spirit. Oliver was important in so many ways, and keeping him “alive” was a way to keep me hero and heroine apart, but eventually bring them together.
When Quinn and Lyric finally talk about Oliver, when each subsequently digs into the deepest part of their memories and feelings about their friendships, well, I hope the reader is right there along with them to feel the deep, intense revelations that propel Quinn and Lyric—especially Lyric—to come to some very important and life changing conclusions.
There’s a quote from Ann Landers that I just love and I think sums up Quinn and Lyric’s relationship pretty nicely:
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
There was never a doubt in my mind about Lyric and Quinn being made for each other. Adding in Oliver was fun, heart wrenching, and pushed me to write from a deeper place inside me. I’ve lost loved ones, too, and I hope I was able to convey a triangle where true love did bring my characters what their hearts desired.
Two of my most recent favorite love triangles are Katniss/Gale/Peeta from The Hunger Games and Elena/Damon/Stephan from The Vampire Diaries. What about you? I’d love to hear who’s in your favorite triangle.
Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel's brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver's life on New Year's Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric's bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.
Now Quinn's back for another New Year's Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.
But Lyric has a secret--one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he's always wanted...or will he claim his New Year's kiss and make her his at midnight?
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