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About the author:
I am a mother too three wonderful children and like most mothers, my life is completely, insanely hectic. Writing romance is therapeutic for me and provides me with an escape from endless cooking and cleaning duties.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was flicking through some holiday magazines and saw a picture of a beautiful resort and spa which would make a great weekend getaway. So I imagined a different kind of getaway, instead of the usual one with a couple of girls having some me-time. That’s when Ethan popped into my head and obviously someone as carefree and easy going as him needed to be paired with a workaholic uptight woman such as Nadine……..and the result was The Proposal. I am currently working on Book 2, which details the lives of these two seemingly different characters up to the point where they met in The Proposal. And I have outlined Book 3 which follows the two of them just after they left off in The Proposal. It was not intended to be a three book series. But I have had so many readers tell me that they loved the characters and that they wished there was more. So now – I’m giving them more. And I haven’t announced this anywhere. You heard it here first!
Here is a short sample from the book:
“Hello,” she attempted an unrushed and calm voice, putting down her fork quietly.
“Hey. I hear you’ve left it all a bit too late. What’s up?” he asked. So easily, just like that. As if they had been talking like friends for ages. All at once, she pictured his blue eyes seeing through her. Nadine swallowed. This wasn’t going to be easy. “I was wondering if we could hire you again for next weekend.” She waited with bated breath.
“Uh-huh. For the same act?” he asked, innocently enough. She pictured his lips, the way they curled up at the ends whenever he asked a question. He made things seem like halfway between a question and a statement.
“Not quite,” she said slowly at the same time that he said, “Because that’s not what I do.” Realizing that their answers overlapped each other and didn’t make sense to either one of them, he said, “Excuse me?”
She said, “What do you mean its not what you do? You stripped off didn’t you?”
“But that’s not what you want.”
“You said it’s not what you do. So why did you do it when you came here?”
“Because you paid me.”
“Excuse me?” Nadine had gotten up from her chair and had begun to pace the floor of her kitchen. This conversation wasn’t going at all how she had imagined it would. It was exasperating. She was sure he was trying to make it as difficult for her as he could.
“Calm down, lady,” he ordered. She wasn’t happy about the tone he said it in either.
Holding back her rising anger she asked, “Do you talk to all your customers in that way?”
“You’d be amazed at how some of our customers want us to talk to them, ” he answered in a more somber tone, “Or the things they expect,” he continued, rather cryptically.
This was not going anywhere fast.
Nadine felt flabbergasted. “I need to hire you to pretend to be my boyfriend.” She said it quickly and waited for his reaction once those words hit home.
After a short pause, he said, “Well, that’s something I can do. What I don’t normally do is the stripping thing. I was only helping a friend out, a good friend, otherwise I’d never had done that.”
“I see.” Were the only words that came to Nadine’s mind.