Can a hunky, blond first responder dude fall crazily
in love with a Plain Jane, curvy academic geek who’s
totally ‘over’ romance?
I love my beta readers. They inspired me to write Sven’s story in February of this year. Though truth be told, I was already in love with him myself!
Sven appeared briefly in SKIPPING CHRISTMAS, my full-length, quirky, HOT contemporary romance about Kelley Dunham and Dante Knight, a Canadian hockey brat and sports star who comes back home to the tiny mountain community of Terrence Point, B.C., to claim the woman he loves. (FYI – it doesn’t go well, LOL. At all.)
But then Lisa R. wrote me this:
Sven… what a genuinely nice guy. He was so sweet to Kelley when she turned up at the dance. I hope you are planning to write a book about him as I would love to know his story and find out who he gets his HEA with. Also, it would be a great opportunity to catch up with Kelley and Dante. No pressure .. just a suggestion!
And Terri (Love you, Girl!) wrote something similar!
To be honest, though, I already knew, once I wrote Skipping Christmas….
I was in love with Sven myself.
Sometimes these characters—I tell you!—already exist in the ether, and just need us authors to listen to them and let them cross over into our world.
You want to hear about Sven, you say? (What can I say – social isolating is making me delusional…or yeah. More so than before. (Shaddap, whoever mumbled that. LOL) But let’s run with it.)
Pull up a chair, Friend.
A golden boy ski patroller living in Terrence Point, British Columbia, working at SNOWY PEAKS, the community’s ski resort, he is a really nice guy. Yeah, he’s gorgeous. The typical, breathtaking, beautiful man. Chiseled, hunky, blue eyes gazing out over the snow fields, with his adorbs puppy Jake, a tiny Lab and an avalanche dog in training, by his side.
Sven’s enjoyed SO MANY exotic lovelies when he’s off shift. Women from all over the world. Athletic, hard-core skiiers, who seem to suit him.
What if a basically dowdy, plain, curvy woman jettisoned into his life? With her own agenda…none of which included him?
Would there be any chance…
Or would he just do the shallow thing?
Keara Faye Linn is strong-willed. On her own, she’s scrapped for everything she’s had in life. The job she’s forced to take for two weeks as Sven’s assistant is just a stepping stone while she gets her masters, and a way to get her out of Toronto, briefly. She is a bit of a jerk, honestly, at first, and doesn’t take the job seriously.
But when a threat from the past slams into her life….
And a bunch of sick kids need help….
And she’s forced to live with Sven in his self-proclaimed ‘humble’ cabin for a few weeks…
Well, you do the math.
When You Came just poured out of me. I guess Sven and Keara’s story just HAD to be told. There are lots of moments of lightness and levity, but it’s not a simple melding, and it’s not a short story. Here’s the blurb!
And don’t forget, it’s $2.99 for a limited time. Go here to grab it for yourself!
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When You Came
Book 10 in Susan Saxx’s Real Men Series
$2.99 until April 21!
Snowy Slopes. Faithful Dogs. Sudden Intrigue.
Golden Boy Ski Patroller meets Plain Jane Geek.
Military reservist Sven Golden works as a first responder for the Canadian Ski Patrol, saving lives and training avalanche dogs in stunning British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast.
But after the woman he thought he’d marry does indeed get married—only to someone else—and he’s forced to take the harrowing new management job at Snowy Peaks Chalet, things go downhill fast. And when he’s asked to head the resort’s new Valentine’s Day Extravaganza instead of working on the slopes, protecting people, he’s had enough.
But when he meets organizational whiz Keara Linn, a Torontonian desperate for the 2-week temporary job as his assistant, things just don’t add up. Very plain, curvy, yet smart and focused, she’s hiding secrets.
But the passion and heart she’s buried deep inside finally explodes his world. Now nothing is going to shut that down—or his feelings. Not even a crazed madman who is determined to bring revenge on Keara and her guardian dog, the one she loves with all her heart.
And when it’s time? The whole quirky Terrence Point community will have something to say…about everything.
And by the way, if you’d like to read Kelley and Dante’s story first, SKIPPING CHRISTMAS….(it’s Book 1 of the Terrence Point Location and WHEN YOU CAME is Book 2, go here to get your copy!
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Psst. Book 3 is on its way!
Big Virtual Hugs,