In the small town of Cougar, struggling single mother and veterinary assistant Teresa Lansing is still bruised from a failed relationship when Frank McAllister sweeps her off her feet. Frank is a big-city SWAT officer who moved to Cougar only four months ago. He’s handsome, charming, forceful, very sexy, and a bit mysterious. He had his eye on Teresa even before they met and is pushing for a serious relationship right away. Teresa finds his intense courtship flattering, and the sex is fabulous, but she doesn’t want her deaf six-year-old son to be hurt again. Her former fiancé cheated on her when he got drunk after being unjustly fired, but he loves her and her son, and the whirlwind romance is complicated by his efforts to win Teresa back. And then there’s the matter of the bodies buried at Big Devil Creek…
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The initial trigger came when a response wasn't made to an apology after a breakup. Teresa responded instead, and that became the first line I wrote. Add in a longtime fascination with sign language, a remark about bondage in an interview with E.L. James, and a dark and stormy night, and the characters, relationships, and plot developed from there.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I think the characters came to me, rather than my creating them. Teresa has a lot of my opinions and preferences, but is otherwise nothing like me. Frank was named after someone I admire, but in such a roundabout way that nobody is likely to guess.
"Frank," she cried, laughing, but a little scared–what if he dropped her? He was strong, but she wasn't very light. He didn't drop her–or he did, but deliberately, from about an inch above the cool, clean sheets of his bed. They were both laughing, and he started kissing her randomly, here and there. This can be a lot of fun, she told herself. Enjoy it while it lasts. "Remember when you asked if it was too soon for me to date?" she asked.
"Yeah, and you said it depended on the definition."
"It turns out it was too soon," she said, "and now it's too late."
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