I am delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for Partner Pursuit by Kathy Strobos. I can’t wait to share this book with you all, I love the cover!! I have the huge pleasure to be sharing an exclusive Q&A with Kathy, which I hope you will love as much as I do. Firstly, thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite.

About the Book

Partner Pursuit by Kathy Strobos.

Genre: Women’s Fiction

When a workaholic lawyer meets a fun-loving music marketing executive for opposites attract, friends-to-lovers adventures, which partnership will she choose?

Workaholic lawyer Audrey Willems is not going to take any chances with her bid to become a partner at her New York law firm—especially with only six months until the decision.

Until she bumps into Jake—her new neighbor. Jake is a fun-loving music marketing executive who might just be The One.

He’s funny, caring, supportive—and able to kill water bugs in the bathroom.

But Jake will never date a woman married to her job. His father was a workaholic lawyer who never had time for family.

And she’s just got the case of a lifetime—the one she needs to win to make partner.  Working 24/7 at the office may not even be enough hours to pull off a victory.

If only she had not met him now.

Audrey is determined to prove that she can juggle work and romance—even if managing court cases, candlelit dinners, and bike rides around Manhattan is a lot harder than it looks.  She keeps canceling dates for yet another case crisis.

But when making partner is like a game of musical chairs and the last seat is a business-class alone, which partnership will she choose?

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Partner-Pursuit-feel-good-fiction-Friendship-ebook/dp/B09GD8V4RS/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Partner-Pursuit-feel-good-fiction-Friendship-ebook/dp/B09GD8V4RS/

Exclusive Interview

Hi Kathy, Welcome to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today.

Firstly, what five words would you use to describe yourself?

Positive, persistent, enthusiastic, hard-working and funny (at times)

Can you tell us a little about your latest/up and coming release?

Partner Pursuit is about a workaholic lawyer who has six months until the partnership decision at her law firm. And then she bumps into her new neighbor Jake, who is a laidback music marketing executive who definitely does not want to date a corporate lawyer. But they’re each intrigued by the other. It’s also very much about Audrey’s journey to becoming more self-confident and her interactions at the law firm, navigating office politics and trying to win her legal cases so she can be approved to become a partner.

I hope to release my next book Is This For Real? in January. That will be a bit more romance-focused. Here is the blurb for that:

An opposites attract, friends-to-lovers, slow burn, fake dating romantic comedy

Love is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Usually me. I admit it, I’m a relationship-recluse. Ironic, given that I write romantic comedies. So, I’m on a sabbatical from dating.

Which is why fake dating my best friend Rory is foolproof. Rory suggested it because he needed a date for work functions. And I can use our experiences as fodder for my romcom novel. Plus, my sister doesn’t know it’s not real and she is thrilled that I’m not walling myself off emotionally. Her words, not mine. But I do wish she would stop saying that she always suspected there was something more between me and Rory. She should realize that we’ve been friends forever so I’m immune to his appeal. 

We would never work. Rory is such a romantic; he still believes in that perfect love similar to his parents’ marriage. My parents fought bitterly. So, we are better off as friends. I can’t risk losing our friendship, even if this might be my chance—before his ex-girlfriend wins him back.  

Those flickers of attraction? Easily extinguished by cold water reality—like a two-mile hike in drenching rain over sand with wheelie luggage. 

But our relationship is not sticking to the plot—or is it?

When not writing, what do you like to do to relax?

I like to read, watch TV, and hang out with my family and my friends. I also like to play with miniatures. I have several dollhouses, and I like to make mini scenes.

If you could have a holiday home anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Amsterdam. I spent two semesters abroad at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in Amsterdam, and I feel like I have a love affair with the city. I love the canals, the biking around and the little cafes. Plus, I still have a lot of friends there from my university days.

If you could have one of your books made into a film, which book would it be and who would play your lead character’s?

Partner Pursuit. That’s hard to choose, but I think either Saoirse Ronan or Kate Hudson could play Audrey. But I’m sure there are lots of talented actresses who could play Audrey.

When writing, do you plot or do you go with the flow?

I go with the flow. I wish I could plot. That seems very organized, but I’m a pantser. I do try to plot out certain moments, but so much comes to me when I’m writing, that mostly I just go with the flow–and hope it’s flowing 😊

What three tips would you pass on to an aspiring author?

Just sit in the chair and write; read in your genre; and take writing classes. Also, join the RNA New Novelist’s Scheme. That’s 4 tips, so I hope that’s okay.

If you were hosting a dinner party what three people would you invite?

That is such a fun question. I would invite Sophie Kinsella (my favorite author), Park Ji-Eun (the writer of Crash Landing on You and Love from a Star because I’m addicted to Korean dramas at the moment), and my critique partner Giulia Skye.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today, I have just one more cheeky question, just for fun; What is your favourite snacking food?

Homemade Chocolate chip cookies. So yummy.

Thank you, Frankie x

About the Author

Kathy Strobos is a writer living in New York City with her husband and two children, amid a growing collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Harvard-Radcliffe University magna cum laude. She previously worked as a lawyer. She left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is still working on getting in shape.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @kathystrobos

Instagram: kathystroboswriter

www.kathystrobos.com

Facebook: @kathystrobosRewrites

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One thought on “Partner Pursuit by Kathy Strobos ~ Blog Tour with Exclusive Author Interview.

  1. Thanks so much for hosting and for the great questions! I particularly liked the question on who I would invite to a dinner party. If only I could really invite them!

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