Relationships don't come easy when you're too shy to love...Quinn Ramsay is facing the biggest decision of his life, whether or not to sell his hugely successful sports conglomerate. His schedule has been insane for years, an endless series of trains, planes and automobiles. Even so he's not so sure he wants to give it up. For what, he keeps asking himself. Where would he go from here? What would be his next step?
With those questions in mind, he heads to a friend's house on Salt Spring, a small island in the Pacific Northwest that promises solitude and uninterrupted time to think and plan.
Not in his plan is meeting Emily Welland, the shy owner of the local bookstore. She intrigues him as no woman has in years--more so when he sees how determined she is to avoid him.
Emily is timid, insecure, and introspective--and she has her reasons. She's read about Quinn Ramsay, the brilliant and handsome celebrity entrepreneur, and she's seen pictures of him in the tabloids, always with a stunning model or actress on his arm. She knows he walks red carpets with the same ease that he hosts charity sporting events and fund raisers. His glittering California life is the polar opposite to her quiet, safe, and reclusive life on Salt Spring Island. And when he starts to show an interest in her, her initial reactions are disbelief, fear--and panic attacks. None of which she can control.
All of which makes Quinn more interested than ever.
A couple of reviews:
"The slow steady, buildup of sensuality without being overly sexual made this book hard to put down." Affaire de Coeur
"An exquisitely sensitive love story featuring appealing characters with a wonderful chemistry between them." RT Magazine
Single mother, Lynn McDonald, has left her Salt Spring Island home to take the trip of a lifetime. She's in Paris! And she plans to see and feel everything that's wondrous in the incomparable City of
Cool, jaded--commitment phobic--Paul Severns, an acclaimed film director, is in Paris helping a colleague with her directorial debut and taking a break from Hollywood's glut of egos and ambitions.
A friend brings Lynn and Paul together.
The attraction--between a wary man who won't accept that love even exists and a spirited woman whose life has been shaped by unselfish dedication--is immediate. And completely unworkable.
They only have days to cover the vast emotional distance between them. Lynn has reason to believe that anything is possible, but Paul's unyielding defence of his thrice-hurt heart proves to be her ultimate test.
Here's the emotional starting point for Grace Whitby, a hard-working, sensible, normally light-hearted woman who's been on the singles sideline while both her friends found the love of their lives. It truly is past time for a man for Grace...
Tentatively titled A Man for Grace
I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It's where I write, avoid housecleaning, try not to eat too much, walk my dog, and plot out more love stories than I'll ever find time to write.
My life is filled with the usual (and unusual), suspects: family--husband hero, two grown sons, a brilliant daughter-in-law, and beautiful twin granddaughters; animals--Zuke the Ridgeback, Mary, the borderline feral cat, and sea lions and eagles outside my office window.
I take writing seriously, myself not so much. And the only word I hate is "hate."