When I write, I like to have a playlist of songs that suit the tone and emotion of the book – it helps me stay in the world of the story – and I thought it might be fun to share some of the songs on the playlist for The Finn Factor.
First up, Bruce Springsteen’s Fire. Sexy and a little bit fun – perfect.
And then there’s Ed Sheeran’s version of Ain’t No Sunshine. So heartfelt and emotional. Really gets me in the centre of my chest.
Another emotional one is Riahanna’s Stay. The music of this one really works for the story when Finn and Scarlett have complications.
The lyrics to The Cup Song don’t match the story, but I love the fun tone (and Anna Kendrick!) so I played it a lot.
And possibly my favourite on this playlist – Muse’s cover of Feeling Good. This is a live version, but I have the album version on my iPod and played it over and over while writing this book. In fact, their version might just be one of my favourite songs ever.
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Sometimes all a girl needs is a little practice…
It’s been twelve months, three days, and eleven hours since accounting student Scarlett Logan made it past a second date. A pitcher of mojitos in hand, she employs her supreme graphing skills to narrow things down to one horrifying explanation. Kissing. Clearly someone needs to teach her how to kiss properly. Like, say, her best friend and roomie, Finn Mackenzie. He’s safe, he’s convenient, and yeah, maybe just a little gorgeous.
Finn knows exactly why Scarlett’s boyfriends are disappearing quickly. Him. Not a single guy she’s brought home is nearly good enough. And he’ll be damned if he lets some loser give her “kissing lessons.” No. He’ll do the honors, thank you very much. The moment their lips touch, though, everything turns upside down. But Scarlett deserves the one thing Finn can’t give her. And if he doesn’t put an end to the sexy little shenanigans, he’ll teach Scarlett the hardest lesson of all…heartbreak.
Rachel Bailey is a lover of books, chocolate, dogs, and ice cream. Luckily, she has three dogs, an ice cream maker, a steady supply of chocolate, and bookshelves overflowing with books, so she’s covered on all fronts. Despite spending her life trying to scam more time to read, she’s managed to graduate with degrees in psychology and social work, and now has her dream job – making up stories for a living. Her books have hit the USA Today bestseller list, are published in over twenty-six countries and have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives on a piece of paradise (ten acres of native trees on the side of a hill, within driving distance to the beach) on Australia’s east coast with her own personal hero. She loves to sit with a dog or two, overlooking the trees and read books from her ever-growing to-be-read pile.