I can't really say how the idea for this story came about because I just started writing it one day. I had the prologue and the first chapter wrote for a long time. I knew I wanted to write a story about a girl that wasn't in love with Hanson and didn't get along with them, but I had no idea where I wanted to go with the story.
I knew I wanted the story to be somewhat humorous because I really started working on it while around the same time I finished Bed of Lies and started working on Happily Ever After Doesn't Exist, so I wanted to try writing something a little lighter since those two stories are pretty heavy on the drama.
At first when I decided that I wanted STCBE to be somewhat of a love story, I had no idea which brother to use. I had the idea for this story around the time that Taylor and Natalie had got married, so I decided that maybe I could use some of that in the story, so with Taylor taken, I decided that Zac would be Trip's love interest, and I went from there.
Growing up, Trip despised the three eldest Hanson brothers. For some reason there was an unsaid war between them, the guys forming a three man allience against her, but then suddenly things begin to change. After Taylor gets married, Trip forms a friendship with Natalie, which in turn leads her into a whole new world of friendship with the guys while trying to figure out what it is that is happening between herself and Zac.