Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Behind the Book -- This Old House

“Remember when we drove out to that pond?” Dev brushed back a tendril of hair from her face. “It was so hot I took off my shirt and asked you to take yours off.”
“And I told you big girls don’t do that.” Her lips barely moved; she was lost in an old memory.
“But you eventually took it off,” he whispered, moving in so close a breath of air couldn’t have drifted between them.
“You were the one who took it off.” Megan could feel the heat of his body sear her and she feared her own body’s response. ”Dev,” she said in a faint voice. “I don’t think this is a good idea.”
He didn’t stop pursuing her. “Why not?”
“Because we’re divorced –“ ”
“We may be divorced, Meggie –“ he pressed closer until she could feel his arousal, “— but we’re not dead.”

When I first talked to my editor about this idea I was talking about two exes who wouldn’t have had anything to do with each other if it wasn’t for the love of a house. Could they work together without trying to drop a hammer or worse on each other?
I wanted a book about a beautiful house that needed love inside, but it also held a big secret that Megan discovered and became determined to follow through no matter the cost to herself and others.
Writing about battling exes can be a challenge. You don’t want them overdone or going too far, so it can be a fine balance. Plus my sense of humor always pops in to lighten the mood.  It’s a romance that blends the past and the present. Former lovers who know about each other, are first combative then rediscover their love is still there. Giving them a shared project throws them together and even if in the beginning they’re not happy about it, they realize the passion is still there.
Plus what can I say? Devlin is HOT! Seriously, would you kick this guy to the curb? Plus he knows how to work around a house! Nothing like a man handy with tools. :}
I hope you’ll read Megan and Dev’s book, so you can discover just what secret the beautiful old house holds. 


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