With the scent of spring in the air my thoughts have turned toward freedom and escaping the doom and gloom of winter.
I'm a homebody in winter. Hate the cold, hate the snow. Hate getting out in it. Period. But the last couple days have been warm and sunny and I soooo want to escape and bask in the sun! Too bad a deadline looms and I must temper my need for freedom with work.
But, freedom is also very important to Alexandra Tulane, the heroine of my latest release with Harlequin Superromance. In She's the One, Alexandra seeks freedom from what she sees as an interfering, sometimes overwhelming but loving family--by traveling. In fact, she has what she considers a dream job in the form of being an undercover travel writer. So much so she's even given up her apartment because she so rarely used it to travel the world and get paid to do it. Hey, if I were single, I might be tempted to take this dream job, too! (But it's fiction, remember? ;) I imagine these jobs are few and far between!)
Alexandra's latest assignment to a male-oriented hunting and fishing lodge in Alaska leaves her floundering, especially when she meets hunky bush pilot Dylan Bower. They don't hit it off. In fact, Dylan does everything to convince her to not fly to the remote lodge with them because he doesn't think she can handle it.
In the way romances typically work, Dylan finds himself drawn to Alexandra's outgoing and energetic personality. He's a homebody, too. One who has hidden himself away in Alaska at his father's lodge. In the beginning he came to Alaska to protect himself and his traumatized son but now?
Alexandra challenges him to see outside the bubble he's created. To see what he's doing to himself and to his son by keeping them so isolated. But the question remains of whether or not Dylan is brave enough to come out of his shell, face his demons--and convince Alexandra she is the one for him. What if the very thing you want walks away?
Thanks to Helen and all the gals for the jaunt in the convertible! It's always fun to take a roadtrip with friends, even if it's in cyberspace. And since spring is gradually hitting here in southern Ohio I thought I'd offer up a prize to chase away the gloomy gray skies for good. Tell me about your dream job, whatever it may be. I'll chose a winner from those who post and they'll receive an autographed copy of She's the One.