Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise, #2) by S.L. Scott: Guest Post

Author’s Take on  Mallory

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Mallory Wray is originally from Denver, Colorado. She goes to the University of Colorado at Boulder and spent her summer vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. She’s not based on anyone I know specifically but has parts of me and many of my girl friends traits and characteristics. I wanted her to be a normal girl with typical emotions and a normal life. This is how I see her: She’s the girl next door who is underappreciated in looks until she blossomed late in high school and more in college. She’s beautiful, but naturally so, meaning she doesn’t need a lot of makeup and prefers to wear little. Her body is fit, about 5’4” with long brown hair and green eyes. She’s not a bombshell in shape or looks, but she turns heads.
Mallory is a true confidante to her friends and the one you can tell your secrets to without being judged. She’ll give her opinion and offer advice because she always wants the best for her friends. She can have a bad temper if pushed and is full of passion when she believes in something or someone. Her biggest vice, which many women suffer from, is she can have insecurities. It’s the unknown that brings that out in her. On the flip, she is so strong in her beliefs even if she has to stand alone in her conviction. She wants to see the good in everyone before bad even if she’s been warned not to bother.
She has this great loving side to her and is a romantic despite being hurt in the past,  believing in Happily Ever Afters and she dreams of having her own one day. She adores being treated like a lady by Evan, but can also take care of herself. She’s brave and faces her fears and insecurities head on.
I feel Mallory is at that pivotal age of leaving her childhood behind and becoming the woman she’s meant to be. I love her character because I think she represents the every girl.

Title: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise, #2)
Author:  S. L. Scott
Publication:  September 6, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult
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Book Description:
Two words sum up my summer in paradise: Evan Ashford. 

I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He’s become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more... needing to know he feels this too.

Although our connection won’t stop the summer’s end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry… Will our good intentions be good enough? But I’m all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I’m wrong.

Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman: Mallory Wray.

Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others’, reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again—soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won’t get to see her face every day. I’ve been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can’t help myself when it comes to her.

I kiss her.

Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.

About the Author

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of Amazon bestseller, A Prior Engagement, her debut novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Amazon best seller, Sleeping with Mr. Sexy, and Morning Glory—all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.
Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.
Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.
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