Former model Justine Phillips agrees to be auctioned off at a charity event. Dramatically changing her appearance, she attends as “Jasmine”. Alex Melrose, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company wins the bidding to take her to dinner. The attraction between them is instant, mutual and powerful.
It isn’t until Justine returns home after their date that she learns that Alex’s company manufactured the drug responsible for the death of her mother. Alex searches for “Jasmine” but cannot find her.
In spite of her conflicted feelings about Alex, Justine cannot forget him, but when they meet again, he doesn’t recognize her. The attraction is still there, and they embark on a difficult and sometimes surprising emotional rollercoaster ride on their way to discovering the truth about each other.
Targeted Age Group:
18 – 85
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t be too quick to dash off a book and put it out there. Even experienced authors make this mistake, and usually regret it. Write the very best story you can, step back for a while, re-read it, polish it again, and then send it for professional editing. Be prepared to so something to promote it every day. I agree with many successful authors who say that your best route to success is to write the next book.
Mona Ingram was born in Ontario, Canada. Her family moved to British Columbia when she was twelve, and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. In recent years she has lived in the Okanagan Valley and on Vancouver Island. In addition to reading and writing, traveling and bird watching are among Mona’s favorite pastimes.
Mona’s first five books were published in hard cover by Avalon Books, which was purchased by Amazon in 2012. Those books are now available under Amazon’s Montlake imprint in hard cover, soft cover and e-book format, along with her many (thirteen at last count) self-published novels.
Mona writes contemporary romance novels and takes great delight in creating unexpected twists and turns in her story lines. She frequently sets her books in areas which are familiar to her, immersing the reader in the setting. One reader recently commented that “after reading Fixing Freddie, I felt as though I’d been on a trip to Vancouver”.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
At the time I wrote this book, we’d had a spate of stories on the news about wrongful death at the hands of untested drugs. And the story grew in my mind from there. I wanted to write something international in scope, and this certainly turned out that way!!