Cast The Movie: JANE (I'm Still Single) JONES

Let's play one of my favorite games: Cast The Movie. Do you play this game when you're reading a book that's totally entrancing? I do.

I also like to play Cast The Movie when I'm writing a book so I'll play with JANE (I’m Still Single) JONES, the romantic comedy that just went into Kindle Unlimited.

Yes, you can now read this romantic comedy bestseller for free! Don't worry, if you're not a KU subscriber, you can still get the book for only $3.99.

JANE, as I fondly call this romance, is a WhisperSync title so that means you can get the Audio Edition for a very low price. The book is also available in print if you prefer paper.

One of my favorite reviews for this romantic comedy said: "If you like Sweet Home Alabama, you'll love JANE (I’m Still Single) JONES."

About JANE (I'm Still Single) JONES

A billionaire, a beauty queen, a movie star--just a high school reunion, not a Gilligan's Island rerun!

What could be worse for a former high school beauty queen, who never landed the only man she ever loved, than attending--alone--her 10-year high school reunion? Not much, thinks Jane Louise Jones, resigned to spending the weekend in her hometown, just south of nowhere in the rolling hills of Louisiana.

Assured by her BFF that Morgan Sherwood, former high school geek, now a wealthy computer magnate, won’t be at the reunion, Jane is horrified when Morgan, once her secret love who broke her heart before leaving town, shows up with his entourage. He's not a geeky kid any more. He's six feet of tanned, rippling muscles, and he plans to focus his high-powered brain and use every masculine charm he possesses to seduce the lovely Miss Jones.

With a former classmate who wants to claim him as husband number four, a Hollywood starlet who shows up to party with him, and an old boyfriend intent on stealing Jane's affection, Morgan has more obstacles than he'd expected. Throw in the blue-haired matchmaking Vernon Ladies Bridge Club, lots of southern charm, and a ten-year old betrayal, and you have all the ingredients for a sexy romantic comedy. Will Jane and Morgan get it right this time?

Casting the Characters

The heroine is textile designer JANE LOUISE JONES. I choose Kaley Cuoco for this role. Of course, she'd need red hair. Or not.

Characters' looks are often changed in a movie adapted from the book.

What do you think of this practice? Have you had a favorite book made into a movie where they totally changed the main character's appearance?

The hero is billionaire MORGAN SHERWOOD. I think Ian Somerhalder would be perfect in this role.

Jane's BFF is AMBER CHALMERS. I'd love to see Mahandra Dalfino in this role.

Morgan's best friend is former Secret Service agent SOCRATES BERKLEY who has retreated from life after the death of his fiance. I think Anthony Mackie would be good in this role or maybe Noel Clarke.

Other Cast Members

PENNY TRAN: Late 20s, Morgan’s executive assistant, Vietnamese-American, single, Harvard MBA, very urban attitude. I like Elly Tran for Penny.

CARLOS DOMINGUEZ: Mid 20s, Morgan’s latest Harvard protégé, single. Let's see Diego Boneta as Carlos.

WES JONES: Late 50s, Jane’s father, long-time town sheriff. Definitely Bruce Campbell!

BRENDA JONES: Late 50s, Jane’s mother, homemaker, former flower child who married the establishment in the form of her law enforcement husband. Annette O’Toole be perfect.

JASON LOMBARDO: Late 20s, Jane’s former high school boyfriend who is manipulative and deceitful. I like Stephen Amell for this role.

GRANNY J: Early 70s, Jane’s paternal grandmother, no-nonsense with a wicked sense of humor. Cybil Shepherd would be perfect.

MISS MAMIE: Mid to late 80s, drives an ancient tail-fin Cadillac even though her license was revoked. She's the town matriarch and leader of the Vernon Ladies Bridge Club—where no one plays bridge. I've always thought Betty White would be ideal.

OTHER ROLES to be Cast: Steve Chalmers, Amber’s husband; Felicia Banks, high school friend who is a multi-married and divorced fitness diva; Verna Wright, high school friend with a career as a backup singer; Serena Maria Estevez, Hollywood starlet.

Takeaway Truth

Many readers have told me that JANE (I’m Still Single) JONES should be a movie.

That would be amazing. You can find this book on audio. Leah Frederick, the narrator, does a great job of bringing it to life in all its southern charm.

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