Thursday, March 8, 2012

Blast to the Past -- O'Hara Vs Wilder

With so many of backlist books out there as ebooks, I thought I’d start talking about them.

I wrote three books for the Loveswept line and O’Hara Vs Wilder was one of my favorites.

I wanted to write a sassy suspense with a hint of humor in it. Scruffy FBI agent Jake Wilder was my idea of the right type of hero for small town sheriff, Tess O’Hara, who’d once been his partner and one night stand until she took off for the hills. Or in this case, the small desert town of Crater Rock.

The ex-partners and lovers meet again when Jake is sent out to Tess’s town to investigate suspicions of the manufacture of counterfeit green cards in the area. She’s not happy to have the sexy agent in her territory. And he knows he’s not welcome.

But that doesn’t stop him from doing his job and finding a way back into her bed and life.

It was while writing this book a good friend received a speeding ticket. I could see this scene in my head as she told me what happened and I begged her to use to it. It was the perfect beginning for chapter one where Tess pulls Jake over for speeding and gives him a ticket. I even used a little of the dialogue that was said then. Although there was no flirting involved with my friend and the California Highway Patrol officer!

I wanted a strong smart-mouthed hero who wasn’t above breaking the rules and a strong heroine who could go toe to toe with him. Jake and Tess were the perfect match.

And Jake was secure enough in his masculinity to step back when Tess had to go up against a violent drunk.

I also wanted to show why they were a good pair as partners.

This was a fun book to write and I’m glad I’m able to give it a second chance.

O’Hara Vs Wilder was a Finalist for Romantic Times Best Loveswept Award for 1994 and the Romantic Times WISH award for June 1994.

The ebook is available at Amazon,,BN for Nook, and other ebook stores.


  1. Very kewl! I added a couple of your books to my Amazon Widget on my blog. I just love your books!