Christina Braver: Hearts, Smarts & Other Sexy Parts
About Me

I write sexy, small town, contemporary romance set in the Pacific Northwest. My stories are about real people and real love with the guaranteed Happily Ever After we all need.

After growing up in Nashville, TN, and wandering the Midwest for college, I moved 2,000 miles away from my mama to Seattle, WA with the love of my life. We were just starting out in this world of rain, tech, coffee, and outdoor sports. Spoiler alert: we survived. I learned to write while completing a million drafts of my thesis to earn an MA in Clinical Psychology, and I have worked as a social worker, as a project manager in the healthcare tech industry, and now as a full-time writer. I have always been interested in what motivates us to do what we do, and I love to see how my characters surprise me.

I’ve been a romance novel enthusiast for decades, and I enjoy reading about all types of romantic heroes and heroines, but for my own novels, I wanted to present passionate heroes with softer sides. Protective and strong, but also thoughtful and wounded, fighting against ideas that might place men in a box of toxic masculinity. My heroines are strong and sassy, but also vulnerable as they too wrestle with western culture’s expectations for women today.

I believe romance novels entertain, but they can also make us think and make our lives better. Diverse voices and experiences are being written. Real information is being delivered to audiences who may not be exposed to it anywhere else. I write steamy, and for those sexy scenes, I read books from myriad professionals in sexual health and sex therapy to incorporate real tips into my stories. Plus, I strive to support allyship in everyday life. Together, we can save the world.

When I am not writing, I can be found reading in my favorite corner chair, sipping wine and laughing way too loudly with friends, or cooking dinners that always take twice as long as the recipe suggests. I live outside Seattle, WA with my husband who shares his bourbon and two teenagers who don’t tell their friends what Mom writes.

Some of my favorite authors are Claire Kingsley, Kennedy Ryan, Elle Kennedy, and Rosalind James. Swoon! I love to hear from readers so feel free to drop me a line at [email protected].

Remember, just like our lattes in the chilly PNW, my books have some steam. If that’s not your regular brew, you may want to change your order. Enjoy!


My books are “a little bit nerdy and a little bit dirty” – I love to talk writing, romance, and sex positivity for all. Check out my interviews in these episodes wherever you get your podcasts. And if you have a podcast and are looking for guests, contact me and let’s connect.