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About the author:
National Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She likes dramatic opera music, staid old men wearing suspenders, claw-foot bathtubs and unexpected surprises. The thing she likes best is getting to make up stuff for a living.
What inspired you to write your book?
I have such huge respect and appreciation for the members of our armed forces that I have always wanted to write a military hero. Matt Simmons has been a beloved character in this series since the prequel and readers have been asking about him for two years!
Here is a short sample from the book:
THERE WAS NOTHING in the world Matt Simmons hated more than nagging. Which was unfortunate since his twin sister had lately turned nagging into a full-time occupation.
“No more doctors, Mara. I’m done.”
He stood in the kitchen of his sister’s town house and stared aimlessly out the window at the sparse patch of grass masquerading as a backyard. Not that he was particularly interested in the yard work waiting for him. It was just better than facing his sister when she was nagging him about something.
“This is important. This is your health.” Mara tugged on his arm until he turned around. “I’m worried about you.”
Her brown eyes were soft as she looked him over from head to toe. Despite his annoyance, he felt his resistance crumbling. His first conscious memory was of looking into Mara’s eyes, so they were pretty much impossible to ignore.
“Man, you’re good but you forgot to widen your eyes and look pitiful,” he joked. He tugged on the ends of her long, curly dark hair. “It also worked better when you were in pigtails.”
She slapped his hand away. “I’m serious. Your shoulder is still bothering you and it’s been months. Months, Matthew. It’s getting worse every day.”
“Ugh, don’t call me Matthew. You sound just like Mom.” He covered his ears with his hands playfully.
Mara stopped in her tracks. “Okay, that was just mean.”