Fans of the Sutton Capital Series have been waiting for Jennie and Chad’s story for a long time and they won’t be disappointed! And, new readers are sure to fall in love with the series.
After the crushing heartache of losing her husband at a harshly young age, Jennie Evans had finally found a place to call home. She had a job she loved and new friends to support her. With the exception of having to continuously fight off the feelings she had for Chad Thompson, she was happy again. As happy as she could be anyway. When Jennie’s well-meaning friends meddle in her life, they send her world into a tailspin once again. Soon, she’s on the run from some very dangerous people with the one man she doesn’t want to be with.
Chad Thompson has loved Jennie from afar for the last year, but he’s maintained control. Jennie’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him and he won’t cross the line she’s drawn in the sand. Until she asks him to. And, when that happens, their world is turned upside down. Chad’s left scrambling to keep Jennie safe as he tries to right their world again. Unfortunately, Chad has to accept the fact that his heart is likely to be crushed in the process and nothing will ever be the same again.
Chad suppressed a grin as he watched Jennie. At the moment, Jennie and Chad were in the pool at Kelly and Jack’s house, where everyone had gathered for one last party before the baby arrived. Chad stood on one side of a volleyball net and Jennie stood on the other. Somewhere along the way, he’d forgotten what Jennie was arguing about, but he didn’t care. Chad loved to see her fiery eyes sparkle as she fisted small hands on her hips and lit into him. She barely reached his chest, but she should get points for trying. Jennie tossed her head, flinging her strawberry-blond curls out behind her and kept right on going.
Chad loved this side of Jennie. She was bold and brash and confident. She was feisty and fun loving and nothing seemed to frighten her. Not many women Jennie’s size – a mere 5’4” and 115 pounds – would try the things she did with Chad. At 6’4” and about 265 pounds of pure muscle, there weren’t many people who treated Chad the way Jennie did. Jennie taunted and teased Chad at every turn, almost as if she were two or three feet taller than him.
Chad knew why she did it. They both felt the wild attraction that sizzled between them and they both worked hard to control it. With so many mutual friends, coupled with the fact that they worked together all day during the week, they couldn’t avoid seeing one another. So Jennie seemed to deal with things by throwing her saucy, cheeky attitude at him all the time. It was almost as if she tried to keep their interactions superficial, never going deeper than the surface. If she was busy yelling at him or taunting him, there wasn’t any room for anything else.
About the author:
Lori is an award winning author and stay-at-home mom. Her second book, Penalty Clause, won first place in the romance category in Lcuky Cinda Publishing’s Annual Global Writer’s Contest in 2013.
Lori has had a number of careers before embarking on her newest adventure of writing novels. After graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Law, she practiced law for three years, working primarily in the areas of utilities law and intellectual property litigation.
More recently, Lori owned and operated a dog training business in Austin, Texas, where she specialized in aggression and became an expert in the field of dog bite analysis. Lori sold her dog training business in 2013 and is now a full time writer and mother of two.
Lori still lives in Austin with her husband -- who is endlessly supportive of her changing career paths -- and her two children, one cat, and three dogs.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
These characters, Jennie and Chad, have been in the Sutton Capital Series since the first book, Legal Ease. They’ve just been crying out for their own book. And, it’s a good thing because it’s my favorite book to date!
2. What characters do you connect with most?
I feel close to all of my characters. You almost have to bond with them after living so closely with them for months on end. I love Chad because he’s just so incredibly loyal. That was based on a friend I went to law school with. If you went to our school, my friend was going to back you anywhere, anytime whether he knew you or not. I suppose that could be an awful fault as well, but for him it just worked and I think it works on Chad as well!
3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
Oh, so terribly cliché to say Harry Potter but who doesn’t love a fantastical realm brought to life? I mean, really, wouldn’t you kill to take a trip to Diagon Alley?
4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
I just can’t choose. Besides, that’s cruel. Would you make a mother choose her favorite child?
5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
I’m working on a new series now and am about two thirds of the way through the first book. It’s a bit heart wrenching but also has more of a mystery and suspense to it than my other books did. There are quirky characters in the small town in Texas where the series is set. I can’t wait to release it at the end of January.
6. What do you do in your spare time?
Write! I’m a mother of two kids under four so I have to slip writing into any spare time I have. I do have a date night with my husband about every week.
8. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
Chad. Without a doubt. He’s been a big part of the rescue in each of my books and he was an Army Ranger, so he’d be the guy to have with you. Of course, if I needed I good laugh, I’d want Jennie there!
9. Team Edward or Jacob?
Edward. Sorry Jacob!
10. Team Peeta or Gale?
Oh, that’s tougher. I think Peeta. No Gale! No Peeta!
11. What are you reading now?
Nothing. When I’m in the middle of getting one of my books out and I begin to hit deadlines, I can’t muddy the waters by reading another story. I need to be focused solely on my characters and their story.
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