Monday, January 13, 2020

Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey: ARC Review

Blurb:

Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.

Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippie. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he’s all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous—yet surprisingly helpful—assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they’re getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret... and it could demolish everything.

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About the Author:

Thank you for your interest in my books! I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.


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Yvette's Review:

A second chance romance is probably my favorite trope to read, so I’ve read a good amount of them over the years. Reading a second chance romance about a marriage in trouble initially gave me pause (because: angst), but Tessa Bailey has never steered me wrong before. I went into Love Her or Lose Her with an open mind, ready to (possibly) get my heart obliterated but knowing that everything would work out in the end. With an emotionally-charged storyline, a smoking hot romance, and characters that flawed, passionate, compelling, and unforgettable, Love Her or Lose Her is a heartbreakingly beautiful love story about second chances and self-discovery.

After a decade of marriage, communication between Rosie and Dominic Vega is almost nonexistent. They might as well be strangers, dancing around the many issues they have everywhere except the bedroom, coming together solely to satiate the explosive attraction that’s still very much alive between them. Trapped in a dead-end job and aspiring to run her own restaurant, Rosie Vega is discontent with her career as well as with her love life, while her husband, Dom, works hard to provide for his wife, but remains emotionally detached. What they lack in conversation, they more than make up for in passion, but giving in to the raw, primal desire they feel for each other is no longer enough for Rosie, who craves a deeper connection. In a last-ditch effort to save their relationship, the couple attends counseling to discover whether or not their marriage is salvageable.

Packed with gut-wrenching angst, palpable sexual tension, and a tumultuous, intensely emotional narrative, Love Her or Lose Her is a riveting, evocative second chance romance. Rosie and Dom's journey of rediscovering themselves and becoming acquainted with the people they’ve evolved into is the heart of the story, which kept me engaged and tugged on my heartstrings. What makes this book such an undeniable page-turner is the explosive chemistry between the two protagonists. For two people who have figuratively drifted apart, they're remarkably in tune with each other’s innermost needs and desires. Lust practically emanates from their pores, creating an intense, frenzied need for each other that's never satisfied. Repairing their marriage involves an exercise in restraint and delayed gratification, yet they manage to generate enough heat between them to steam up the pages to blush-inducing levels.

After reading Fix Her Up, I didn't think it was possible to love the Hot and Hammered Series more than I already did. But then Tessa Bailey gave us Rosie and Dom's story, and my heart was filled to bursting with joy and laughter and love and friendship. Yes, there's drama and angst, but ultimately Love Her or Lose Her left me feeling perfectly satisfied and even more impatient for the next book in the series.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley: Review

Blurb:

Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.

This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Yvette's Review:

After creating an entire world inhabited by magical creatures and noteworthy characters with The Beginning of Everything, Kristen Ashley delves further into her fantastical universe to deliver the next book in The Rising Series. If you thought the first book was packed with action, danger, and intrigue, you're in for an even bigger thrill-ride with The Plan Commences. New characters are introduced, new lands are explored, and deeper romantic connections are formed.

Picking up where we last left off in the final moments of The Beginning of Everything, The Plan Commences continues the epic journey following four couples whose pairings have been prophesied to save the world. Our core group is dealing with the fallout of the attack at the Firenze palace, recovering after a tragic and unexpected loss. The four couples find themselves parting ways, embarking on their own adventures before they planned to meet up again. It's during this time that we get more one-on-one time with each couple, following along as they forge deeper emotional and physical connections.

While The Beginning of Everything focused more on world-building and introducing the extensive cast of characters, The Plan Commences devotes significantly more attention to the romantic relationships. The romance is my favorite part of any Kristen Ashley book and getting to experience the progress of four different romantic pairings was overwhelming in the best possible way.

With a few choice words, Kristen Ashley manages to tug on my heartstrings with an unerring and total efficiency, which she did over and over again in every chapter. None of these are typical love stories and their journeys are riddled with heartache and strife. And let's not forget the looming threat of the Beast! But in the midst of all the chaos, there's laughter and passion and lust and affection. If my pulse wasn't pounding from the suspense-filled moments, I was taking turns blushing and swooning. To say the heat level of this book is higher would be a bit of an understatement.

After listening to two books in The Rising Series, I can better appreciate that each of the main characters has a distinct accent because, even though each chapter starts by noting who's narrating, I could effortlessly pair each voice with each of the main characters, and I found it easier to get lost in the story.

As far as sequels go, The Plan Commences is just as captivating, if not more so, than its predecessor. And after that nail-biter of a cliffhanger, I'm dying to find out what happens next!

*complimentary copy provided by Audible for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Beginning of Everything (The Rising #1) by Kristen Ashley: Review

Blurb:

Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.

This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Yvette's Review:

As someone who's obsessed with Kristen Ashley's books and who's read each book in her Fantastical Series approximately a dozen times, I was thrilled when she announced she'd be releasing a new Fantasy series! Did I mention that the series is set in the same universe with appearances from familiar faces, but with an extensive new cast of characters? *cue high-pitched squealing* The fact that the entire series would be released as Audible Originals was definitely cause for excitement. A full cast of narrators with an exotic array of accents work together to bring to life The Beginning of Everything, the first book in The Rising Series by Kristen Ashley.

Much like with the Fantastical Series, The Rising Series revolves around a prophecy. With a terrifying creature known as the Beast on the verge of reawakening, the only thing that could save the world from utter destruction is the fulfillment of a prophecy in which four of the land's most powerful warriors must wed the four most powerful witches. These unlikely pairings would unite the nations and bring about peace.

We are introduced to four couples, which include Silence and Mars, Cassius and Elena, True and Farah, and Aramus and Ha-Lah. The narrative jumps between these pairings rather than focusing solely on a single couple. While it took some getting used to initially, I actually appreciated that we experienced the progression of each character over the course of the narrative, which includes progress regarding their romantic relationships. Kristen Ashley provides enough information to keep you titillated, but leaves you wanting more.

Imaginative and fantastical, with a narrative that's action-packed and epic in scale, The Beginning of Everything is exactly what the title promises. This story brilliantly and meticulously sets up four love stories, and introduces a number of characters who will presumably be essential to the unfolding of The Rising Series. Kristen Ashley excels at world-building, creating such vivid imagery which, combined with the distinct voices of the narrators, make the story come to life before your eyes. I can only imagine what the rest of the series has in store for us and I'm excited to start the next chapter of this journey.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Younger Man by Karina Halle: Release Blitz Review


Blurb:

Starting over was her only option.

Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.

He was her only desire.

Twenty-three year old Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo’s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.

Their passion could not be ignored.

What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.

Their relationship was forbidden.

But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far—should Thalia give into Alejo’s advances, she’s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a much younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.

Alejo might be worth that risk.

Unless he breaks her heart in the process.

The Younger Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Younger Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE. This book will be approximately 400-500 pages or more.

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Karina is represented by Scott Waxman of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

**I love to read when I have a chance. I love making new friends, too. But PLEASE don't add me if you're an author just wanting me to read your book and promote yourself shamelessly. You should have more of a reason for friending me than THAT. Also, please don't recommend me books, I have enough on my TBR and not enough time to read. And I'm a super picky reader. Cheers!**

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself  and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she's preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

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When I'm not writing, I'm reading. And when I'm not reading I might be writing up a review. I'm wary of books with a lot of hype but unless something has bad reviews across the board, I'll probably still take a chance on it and give my honest opinion. Everyone is different and I won't pass up an adventure just because someone else didn't like it. And that's what I think when I look at my bookshelf...what adventure can I go on today?

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Yvette's Review:

There's something about an age gap romance that's both incredibly alluring and shockingly illicit. An older woman/younger man romance is even more taboo because it's not a trope that's used a lot in romance novels. When I learned that Karina Halle was coming out with The Younger Man, I was immediately intrigued. Even if I was initially apprehensive about the forbidden aspect (I'm a wimp when it comes to angst), I knew this author would deliver a brilliant story.

After a messy divorce, fourty-year-old, Thalia Blackwood, is starting over with a new job in a new country. As the new sports therapist for the football club, Real Madrid, Thalia works closely with the athletes on a daily basis. She never expected to feel an instant and powerful connection to twenty-three-year-old soccer star, Alejo Albarado, especially after her split with her ex-husband led to her quitting her job with the team they both worked for. Alejo's position on the team makes theirs a forbidden attraction, yet a serious injury requiring extensive therapy finds them working together in close quarters. Their age difference and the fact that a potential relationship between them isn't allowed makes for an impossible situation, yet the growing sexual tension between them is increasingly difficult to ignore.

Forbidden kisses, glances filled with longing, and pent-up, unquenchable need make for a steamy, lust-filled love romance. The relationship between Thalia and Alejo is unapologetically carnal, unabashedly sensual, and downright dirty. The characters are passionate and flawed and undeniably compelling. And the narrative is packed with enough angst and drama to keep you on the proverbial edge of your seat. This is a potent combination that had me riveted from the very first chapter.

If you're in the mood for a gut-wrenchingly emotional, hopelessly romantic, swoon-worthy love story, The Younger Man is another must-read from Karina Halle.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Never Enough (Meet Me in Montana #1) by Kelly Elliott: Spotlight w/ Author Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

Longing to forget the pain of his wife’s death, Brock Shaw has immersed himself in the one thing that lets him escape the guilt. Bull riding. But life on the road means leaving his young son at home with his parents. They want him to give up his career and be a father to his child, but Brock needs the adrenaline to get through each day . . . or so he thinks.

Lincoln Pratt needs a fresh start. As a top interior designer in Atlanta, she has everything she could ever want, but she’s always at her father’s mercy. Something’s missing, and Lincoln knows she’ll only find it somewhere far away—like the rolling pastures of Hamilton, Montana, where she meets the irresistibly mysterious Brock.

In Brock Shaw, Lincoln sees the part of her that’s missing. In Lincoln Pratt, Brock sees the part of himself he thought he’d lost. But the pain of his past binds him. Can he let himself love again?

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Betty Jane handed me a set of keys. “Here, these are his. Make sure he gets out of here and safely home.” 

My hand instinctively took the keys, and I sat there for a few moments, stunned. When I finally realized Betty Jane was putting me in charge of getting Brock home, I jumped up and followed her over to the bar.

“Wait! Ty said you would make sure Brock got to his truck and slept it off. He didn’t say anything about making sure he got home.” 

Betty Jane loaded up empty beer bottles onto her tray. It was then I looked around the bar and noticed it was almost empty. 

“What time is it?” I asked, reaching for my phone. “It’s almost one!” 

She laughed. “Yep, it’s been real fun watching you give dirty looks to Lee for the last hour. I figured I’d help a girl out and get rid of her for you.”

When I looked back at the table, Brock had his head on it. 

Good grief. Is he sleeping? 

“What do you mean, get rid of her?” I asked, still trailing behind the waitress, who honestly looked to be just a few years older than me. 

She stopped and faced me. “I’ve been doing this job since I was eighteen. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell that you’ve got a thing for our Brock. I can’t blame ya, really. He’s a looker. Those blue eyes and dimples. Not to mention the way the man can fill out a pair of Wranglers. Throw in he’s a professional bull rider and worth some money, and you’ve got yourself one sought-after cowboy. He doesn’t normally come in here and get drunk like this, so I’m going to guess he’s had a bad day and he’s trying to drink away his problems. 

“Now, the way I see it is, he seems to be smitten with you, and you’re smitten with him. So, it only makes sense that you get him home safely. What happens after that is your business, but just know that the rest of the town will most likely find out within seventy-two hours—unless you’re discreet about it.” 

I stood frozen in place. What in the world is this lady talking about? 

“Okay, I didn’t really understand half of that, but you’re very wrong on one thing. Brock Shaw is not . . . smitten . . . with me. It’s really the opposite. I don’t think he can stand me.” 

Betty Jane winked. “Ralph will help you get him out to his truck.” 

“But . . . I . . . my . . . I’m not . . . wait!” 

Placing her hand on her hip, she rolled her eyes. “Listen, I’ve got to finish cleaning up and then kick everyone out of here. Just spit it out, would ya?” 

“My car! I have my car here. I can’t leave it.” 

“Oh, you don’t have to worry about it being left here. It’s perfectly fine.” 

She turned and walked away. When I called out for her again, she ignored me. 

I turned around and walked back over to the table to find a sleeping Brock. Burying my face in my hands, I mumbled, “Oh my God! Why me?” Poking his shoulder, I said, “Brock! Brock, wake up!” 

His head popped up, and I let out a little yelp. 

He turned to look at me, and instead of frowning, he smiled for once. “Hey, pretty little thing.” 

He’s so drunk he doesn’t even know who I am. 

“Um, hey. Listen, I need to get you home, so could you maybe stand and walk out to your truck?” 

Brock smiled bigger, and his dimples seemed to scream out at me. 

Oh. Holy. Hell. 

This guy was beyond good looking. I mean, I didn’t think I’d ever seen a guy smile and look so damn sexy, despite his highly intoxicated state. Even with his cowboy hat all crooked, he looked handsome as hell. 

“I can stand,” he grumbled out as he slowly stood. 

I slipped my arm around his waist. After doing a quick scan of the table, I reached behind me and felt for my phone. I had my license and credit card tucked into my phone case, and I had my keys in my pocket. 

“Okay, let’s get you to your truck.” 

His head dropped forward, and I was pretty sure he was falling back asleep. 

“Brock!” I shouted, making his head jerk up. “Walk to the door.” 

“What do you adore?” he asked, taking a few stumbling steps next to me as I guided him. 

I chuckled. “No, I said, walk to the door!” 

“I am walking to the door, woman!” 

With a roll of my eyes, I focused on keeping this man upright. It wasn’t an easy task. His stocky frame was heavy. With the way my arm was around him, I couldn’t help but notice his muscles flexing as we walked . . . no, stumbled along. I let my silly mind wander to what he would look like without a shirt on. 

Stop it right now, Lincoln Pratt! 

Betty Jane opened the door for us and winked at me yet again as I walked by. “Have a good night, and don’t worry about your car!” 

I mumbled under my breath about being set up and then stepped out into the cool night. A shiver ran up my spine as I searched the parking lot. I’d only seen Brock’s truck once, and the only thing I remembered was that it was silver. 

“Where’s your truck?” I asked, glancing at three trucks still parked in the lot. 

Brock lifted his head and looked around. “My truck is the best damn truck in the parking lot.” 

“That doesn’t help, Shaw. What’s your license plate number?” 

Brock turned, his big, drunk blue eyes gazing down at me. “You want my number, Lincoln? I thought you didn’t like me.” 

My mouth dropped open. “Um, excuse me, but you’re the one who’s been shooting daggers at me all night long. Not to mention how rude you were to me earlier today.” 

“You didn’t catch me at my best, sweetheart.” 

My stomach dipped at the endearment. No one had ever called me anything like that. Not baby, babe, sweetie, or sweetheart. I was always just Lincoln. Every guy I’d ever dated called me by my first name. Even in bed, I was always Lincoln. 

It pissed me off how much I liked hearing that come from Brock’s mouth. I liked it a lot . . . more than a lot. 

Damn it. What is it about this guy? 

“I didn’t ask you for your phone number, you drunk fool. Your license plate number on your truck.” 

He frowned. “I don’t know.” 

“You don’t know the license plate on your own truck?” 

“Nope!” he said, popping the p in the most adorable way. 

I found myself smiling up at him. 

“It’s the silver one on the far right!” Betty Jane called out. 

I looked behind me, almost losing my grip on Brock. “And I don’t suppose you’d help me get him there . . . or Ralph, maybe?” 

She laughed. She actually laughed before turning and walking back into the bar. 

“Thanks for nothing,” I grumbled as I guided Brock over to the truck. 

About the Author:

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly has continued to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots with stories of hot men, strong women, and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Lost Love. Elliott has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November 2012.

Elliott lives in Central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To learn more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website, www.kellyelliottauthor.com.

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Interview with Kelly Elliott:

1) In just a few short years you have published dozens of books and climbed bestsellers lists. Tell us a bit about your crazy fast rise in the romance world? 

Honestly, it has been a dream come true! I sometimes feel like I have to pinch myself. I’m very humbled by the success I’ve been able to achieve and do not take a second of it for granted. I think one of my favorite things has been getting to meet so many amazing readers along this journey. 

2) You just started a new series with Never Enough. What can readers expect from these stories?

They can expect stores filled with love, hope, second chances, some tears, and also some laughter. Family and friends play a major role in each book and that is always important to me. My goal with each book is to give the reader a chance to escape reality for a bit while making them fall so in love with the characters they want to revisit them often! 

3) This series takes place in Montana with some seriously sexy heroes—bull riders, ropers, ranchers. What makes these Alpha men that work with their hands so irresistible?

Who doesn’t love a cowboy right!? I think it is their charm and ability to make us swoon that makes them so irresistible. Of course it helps I’m married to my own cowboy so he often inspires the heroes in my books!

4) To add a little something special to the mix, your first heroine, Lincoln, comes from Georgia and practically oozes southern charm (certainly enchanting your hero as she goes). What made you decide that this H/h would work so well?

In the very beginning I knew Lincoln had to be from somewhere other than Montana. Me being a southern girl myself, it felt right for her move from a southern state and I love Georgia. In the beginning of the book we find a very different Brock and I knew I had to have a strong heroine who knew who she was and what she wanted. She had no problem confronting Brock and I loved that about her. From the very beginning I knew these two were meant to be.

5) If Brock Shaw had a song dedicated to him, it would be Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold considering the fact that his emotions about Lincoln change with the breeze. This is mainly due to his past—tell us about his journey.

Oh Brock. He gave me a bit of whiplash in the beginning of this book. LOL! He is filled with so many different emotions, guilt, anger, regret, and when Lincoln comes into his life like she does you can almost feel his struggle. He wants to move on from the past, but he honestly doesn’t think he deserves to. He used his career to bury all these emotions for years and when he is confronted with them he is really confronted. I think Lincoln was the happiness he had always longed for and it didn’t take him long to realize that. But that realization came fear, which he had to overcome. 

6) Lincoln isn’t quite running away from home, but she certainly is running towards a new life. How does Brock, and his son Blayze, fit into her plans?

I don’t think Lincoln was looking for those two cowboys when she first started towards her new journey, but when they came into her world they both were piece of the puzzle she hadn’t even realized was missing. The three of them fit together so beautifully. 

7) At the center of this story is loss, but also redemption. Is this a theme that we will see going throughout your Meet Me in Montana books?

I think you will see the emotions kicked up a bit with each book in the series. Book two really focuses on healing and finding that one person who is your true love. Your soulmate. 

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