The Arrangement by Nicolette Hugo



Nell Harper’s got her life all figured out:

Build a successful law career, find Mr. Right, then have 2.3 kids and a white picket fence. Everything is going to plan until a handsome stranger stops her from stepping in front of a speeding car.

Vincent Mason, rising politician, not only rescues Nell from death but from her safe but predictable life as he introduces her to the darker pleasures of domination and submission. What starts as a six month arrangement of sexual liberation turns into a deeper emotional exploration and Nell soon finds herself letting go of preconceived ideas of love and lust.

But can Nell trust Vincent enough to truly surrender herself?

And can she trust herself enough to listen to what her heart truly wants?


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Author Interview:

  1. I am so glad you could join us here at RomanceJunkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

I am so happy to be here, thank you for having me. I’ve just launched a series called ‘Unchained Vice’ with Momentum and the first release, The Arrangement is available from 27th August. The story focuses on the final month of a six-month sexual arrangement between Nell Harper and Vincent Mason where the friend-with-benefits nature of their relationship begins to unravel as Nell declares her love for him. The declaration creating a spin-off of questions they need to resolve … is feeling the only one-way? What does love look like in a kink relationship? And most importantly is a BDSM relationship what Nell wants?

  1. When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

I have a theory that we are born innately knowing what passion calls us. As a little girl I used to make my own magazines and stories and sell them to my friends and family but then I moved into other things. Last year I ‘picked up the pen’ again and The Arrangement was the result.

  1. Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

I wish I could give you something profound or inspirational. There truth is there are many quotes and articles that I have learnt from, but the one piece of advice that comes to mind most often is a something my two writing crit partners and I bandy about whenever the going gets hard, the old “You can do it!” immortalized in this very daggy montage … Yes we share the clip

  1. Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

Oooh yes. Let’s talk heroes. There’s something soul satisfying about picking up a book with a hero you just love. One of the best things about writing for me, is I get to put my perfect heroes on the page and I’m not going to lie, I’m all about the alpha man – confident, intelligent and capable. And I like them a little dangerous. The duplicity we all hold in us intrigues me, and I like a hero that walks that fine line. Think Batman instead of Superman.

The thing I like most about Vincent, the hero in The Arrangement, is while ticking all the alpha boxes, he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is the perfect combination of hard and soft. Oh, and he is kinda good in bed … did I mention that?

  1. What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

Reading. Reading. Have I mentioned I like to read a lot? It’s been a very slow reading year for me with the book release but you can catch-up with me on Goodreads. I’m always happy to chat books.

  1. What has been your biggest adventure to date?

I’ve lived in in three continents, Africa, North America and Australia. Each place feels like its own lifetime. Despite all being English speaking countries there are always cultural nuances and differences to learn and embrace. It’s a different wanderlust to travelers and I guess it makes me a bit of a gypsy. I currently live in Sydney, Australia which is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s a city known to be a collection of villages with their own neighbourhoods and identities, and even now I am known to pack up and move neighbourhoods just to experience these differences. I see home more as a feeling than a place.

  1. What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

My iPad. It’s nerve central. Social media, eBooks, music and writing all-in-one.

  1. What project are you working on next?

The Release of the second book in the Unchained Vice series, called Exhibition, which is due for release on 24th September.

  1. Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

I’ll be doing a ‘Meet My Muse’ post on on Monday 24th August if you want to come and find out what makes my mind tick …

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