I'm happy to host another stop for the Bouquet Toss blog tour! Today author Melissa Brown stopped by with a guest post for all of you lovely readers. I was curious about her inspiration because of something I read on her website - that writing Bouquet Toss was very cathartic. In case you missed it, I reviewed this novel the other day. Make sure you check out the main tour page to see everyone else's thoughts!
The inspiration for Bouquet Toss stemmed from my own romantic life. In my early twenties, all of my friends were getting married right out of college and I could barely find dates to their weddings. I never caught the bouquet, but was a bridesmaid so many times that it gave me the premise for the book. I was also lovesick and missing the boy who stole my heart in college. Mayson's character is based on him and the prologue of the book is an actual diary entry written at at time when I was finding it hard to move on. Daphne's cousin, Morgan, is based on my cousin Kelly. And there's a character in the book who's based on my husband...but, I can't tell you who that is. The actual story is complete fiction, but I did pull from my life quite a bit.
Melissa Brown is a hopeless romantic living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband Chris and their two children. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading and baking. She also has a slight obsession with actor Henry Cavill and the TV show New Girl.
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