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About the author:
I'm an avid reader who loves a good romance, slow-burn, smut, and happy endings. I'm a Finnish romance writer. I've been writing for close to 20 years now, and my books are mainly romance. I have written a total of four books, Hidden Love is the first one that's been translated to English and another one is coming in 2024. I write HEAs, and some of my books are LGBTQ+.
What inspired you to write your book?
My latest published book is called Hidden Love and it took me about a year to write it. It's a story about two friends, Vera and Ian, and the choices we must make to be happy. This book has two different storylines. One, the main one, is about friendship, roommates falling in love, and a fake relationship because I'm a sucker for those kind of stories myself. So that theme was inspired by the write-what-you-want-to-read-principle 🙂 Vera is a strong and independent woman trying to find her own way after she finishes her studies, and Ian is a bisexual who struggles with his identity as those themes have always been important to me.
The other storyline is about the house where Vera and Ian live and its history. It's about an old lovestory from the 1940's, and the historypart is actually real. I love history and happened to read about foreign POWs in Finland during the WWII and started to play with that idea. The war, however, is just a minor sideline in this book. This is a contemporary, light romance set in present day.