New Name, Same Ro

My next release—A Match Made in Spain, out September 13—is still a Ro book, but it has a slightly different feel...hence, it's time for a little brand change.

 

Here's a little about Rochelle Merrill 

Fun, Fresh Fiction with Feeling

 

If R.L. Merrill is your local hard rock/metal radio station, Rochelle is her Adult Contemporary alter ego. Spinning feel-good stories to make you laugh and swoon, Ro writes romance for grown-ups who use their words (mostly) and take care of business. She’s a mom and wife who’s on hiatus from a career in education while she explores the new terrain of mid-life adventures. You can catch her walking and gardening in her neighborhood by the Bay, spoiling her rescue pets, and dreaming of attending concerts and theaters again someday. Stay Tuned for more hits coming your way… 

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A small-town ASL teacher is reluctantly captivated by the Catalonian vintner determined to woo her across the Spanish countryside. Can a match made on a tour of Spain be a fairytale second chance for this grumpy/sunshine pair?

 

The ink on Cecilia's divorce papers might be dry, but she’s in no hurry to connect with another traveling businessman, especially the spatially challenged one seated beside her on a crack-of-dawn flight from San Francisco to Madrid.

 

Felip should be on top of the world running his family’s cava empire, however life has left him feeling unfulfilled as of late. Good conversation and a hard-won smile from his seatmate—a grumpy but lovely American hearing-impaired teacher—have him wondering if maybe fairytales are possible—or if he’s lost his mind, especially when a series of mishaps lands him in the role of the substitute tour guide for her group.

 

Over the course of twelve days, Felip’s irresistible charm and lust for life break down Cecilia’s carefully constructed walls as he competes with needy teenagers and pulls off a daring rescue to show her they are a good match. Will Cecilia see that their worlds are closer together than she thinks, and that faith and compromise can give them a real happily ever after?

 

Perfect for fans of Shipped by Angie Hockman and People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry. And those who miss the excitement of exploring a new place with a special someone by your side will appreciate the journey.

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It Started With A Tour

In 2018, my family embarked on an adventure to Spain with my daughter's high school. It was a life-changing experience for all of us, and it inspired me to write the book of my heart. 

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It Became the Novel of My Heart

When I returned from the trip, I started writing the novel that would be come A Match Made in Spain. After nearly three years, I'm ready to share it with you. 

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Now it's your turn for adventure!

I can't wait for you to take this trip to the beautiful cities of Spain with me. On September 13th you will meet Cecilia and Felip as well as a cast of hilarious and heartwarming characters. Bienvenidos a España.