After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.
Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.
When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their new-found love?
Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…
Targeted Age Group: 18 and up
Book Price: 2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Each genre requires passion and perseverance. I write humor and romance because that’s where my passion lies. I couldn’t write, at least not to do it justice, a sci-fi or suspense book. There’s a different knowledge base used in writing those. I don’t know police procedures and creating alien worlds is alien to me.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Connect with other writers on Yahoo groups, organizations, Facebook, etc. There’s a wealth of collective knowledge out there about the ins and outs of the publishing business. Plus, it’s nice to be able to share with people who have the same creative passions as you have.
Romance author Lindsey Brookes grew up reading romance novels. She penned her first romance, a historical, at the age of seventeen. From there she went on to join Romance Writers of America where she learned the ins and outs of the publishing business and ways to hone her craft. She switched to writing contemporary romance and has finalled in/or won more than 75 RWA chapter sponsored contests with over a dozen different manuscripts. She is also a four time RWA Golden Heart finalist as well as a past American Title III finalist and winner of Harlequin’s Great American Romance Novel contest. She’s married to her childhood sweetheart, her hero, with whom she has two beautiful daughters.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved writing. Especially, books that make others laugh/smile. Most of my books are humorous contemporary romances. For some reason, the idea of a woman, desperate and determined, kidnapping a cowboy to make him listen to things that needed said and accidentally kidnapping his brother instead popped into my thoughts. And it refused to leave until I wrote the story. 🙂