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Caroline Frank is an indie author and self-proclaimed shoe addict. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two crazy cats, Señor Kitty and Salem.

She spends her days reading, writing, and biking. Her favorite things include the first sip of a Coke on a hot day, crocheting, and using self-deprecating humor to get through the day.

Though she always planned to eventually take over the world, she thinks writing fun stories every day is pretty freaking awesome and plans to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

A former child actress and a grump partner up and fake-date in this hilarious enemies-to-lovers romance.

 

I’ve hit rock-bottom, and it is not fun.

 

My financial planner disappeared with all my money, forcing me to take the first job that’s offered to me: a spot in the popular reality show Celebrity Dance Battle for the chance to win a massive cash prize.

 

I pretty much have all my eggs in this one basket, and when I’m partnered up with the world’s biggest jerk, I know I’m in big trouble.

 

When I find out he needs this win just as much as I do, I suggest we convince the audience that we’re in love to increase our chances of winning. We desperately need fan votes and the show is basically just a popularity contest, right?

 

What could go wrong?

 

If you’re a fan of Tessa Bailey’s Tools of Engagement or Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard, you’ll love this book!

 

Shall We Dance? Is a steamy, laugh-out-loud, enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy with an epic dance competition and mystery, where a grump and an optimist find each other when they need it the most. HEA guaranteed!

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Q&A with Caroline Frank

Q: Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how became an author?

A: Ever since I was a kid, I loved writing short stories and poems. I even considered going to college for it! As Fate would have it, though, my path swerved into PoliSci and Human Rights, and eventually took a hard turn into fashion (long story). After some severe burn out, I decided to take a break and pursue a passion project before finding myself another job in the fashion industry. I wrote and self-published my first book, and it was like finally being able to open my eyes! This is what I had to do. This is what made me truly happy. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Q: What is your writing process like?

A: I plot. Booooy, do I plot. I spend days taking walks, and writing on sticky notes and notebooks, and talking things out with my husband until I write out a very detailed timeline. And then a lot of it is scrapped once I get to know my characters and suddenly things start going rogue. And then I replot.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

A: I love to crochet, craft, and paint. I’m pretty artistic. Obviously, reading is everything to me, and I could spend the whole day in a bookstore and be happy.

 

Q: How do you celebrate when you are finished writing a book?

A: I SLEEP for twelve hours after my adrenaline crashes.

 

Q: How do you celebrate when your books are released?

A: I go out to dinner! Maybe buy a pair of shoes.

 

Q: Can you tell me how the book/series came about?

A: I was in a writing rut and on the phone with a good friend talking through some problems that I was having with the book I was working on at the time, and we were just spitballing. Eventually, I decided to put that book aside, and create a whole new series.

 

Q: Are any of your characters similar to real-life friends or family?

A: Yes! I unknowingly wrote a couple in my series (secondary characters) that are similar to my brother and his wife. And I named Barbara after the friend who helped get me out of the writing rut.

 

Q: What was the most challenging part of writing this book?

A: The research! And making sure that the dance competition thing was written in an exciting–or at least not boring–way

 

Q: What part of writing this book was the most fun for you?

A: The research, for sure. I took a ton of ballroom dancing lessons for it and have now become obsessed with tango.

 

Q: What Authors or other Books have inspired you to write this book?

A: I love anything by Christina Lauren and Emily Henry.

Q: What is your favorite passage from this book?

A: Literally anywhere where they banter. I love how they give each other so much crap.

Q: If you could meet any of your characters, who would it be and what would you say to them?

A: I think I would want to meet Barbara. There are a lot of parts of me in her and I guess I just want to tell her things will be okay, that there are people who will never, ever be understanding, but others who are incredible and will love you and be there for you no matter what.