Celebrity Romance comes with a whole heap of exciting obstacles and pressures. It’s always something of a three-way relationship: the heroine, the hero and the press. Then presumably his adoring fans (or hers, if she’s the famous one).
Jilly Cooper does some of the best celebrity characters, with all sorts of TV stars, musicians and Olympic athletes turning up in her novels. She also gets the media aspect correct, being a journalist herself. Jackie Collins is another wonderful author of romances set in Hollywood. Many of the non-showbiz heroes in traditional romances and even historic romances have a kind of fame. They’re “world famous surgeons” or “renowned billionaires”.
My Celebrity Romance novels:
Man of the Match
Broken-hearted student Cara has no idea that the handsome stranger who seduced her on holiday is England cricket captain Matt Curran.