In writing the characters for Every Girl Does It, I wanted to play with the line of love and hate and see if I could add a heavy dose of humor to go with it.
My favorite stories are ones where the main characters fall in love inspite of themselves. Don’t get me wrong, I love stories where people fall in love like normal human beings, but the type of romance that gets my blood pumping is the kind where the two main characters can’t stand each other. Usually, this dislike stems from characters that are extremely independent and confident, not to mention stubborn.
My main character Amanda is a control freak. She’s the girl that you’re friends with because she brings you out of your shell and makes you laugh. Her inappropriate remarks and self-deprecating humor are what draw you in—even if some of the things she does make you cringe. We’ve all had friends like this; the type of friends that you can only take in very small doses, but also the same type of friend that you know would go to prison for you.