THE PATRIOT GIRL
By: Toni Lynn Cloutier
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MaKayla Adams has always been curious about the wild side of life. Making love with her late husband wasn’t exciting, and she never could understand the big deal…until hunky nightclub owner Dustin James hires her as a public relations consultant. His touch arouses feelings she’s never known, and his kiss tempts her to cross the line between business and pleasure.
Dustin doesn’t remember the car accident that put him in a coma three years ago, but since his recovery, he’s pushed his own needs aside to be a single father to his young daughter. When MaKayla offers to help publicize his country nightclub, however, she ignites deeper feelings he can’t ignore.
But there is more than mutual attraction between MaKayla and Dustin—there is a shared past connected to her husband’s death. Will the truth bring them together or tear them apart?
She tilted her head toward his touch. “We do have an unusual chemistry, but anything more between us would complicate things.”
“In what ways?”
“Alex wouldn’t understand. Not to mention Paul’s parents.”
“What about what MaKayla wants?”
A loaded question she didn’t know how to answer. She wanted what she couldn’t have—not to be alone, the noises in her backyard to go away, a husband to spoil, and another child to mother.
“It doesn’t matter what I want. What matters is doing the right thing.”
“Even if it means being unhappy? When was the last time you did something for MaKayla without worrying about consequences?” He rolled his tongue and smiled.
“There was liquor involved. Otherwise, I never would have growled at you.”
She shrugged. “Because it’s inappropriate.”
He cupped her cheeks between his palms. “I find you sexy as hell and I’m going to kiss you. The time to stop me would be right now.”
Thanks so much for having me today, Casey.
How do you choose the names of characters in your books? Is name choice important to you?
Yes. That is one of the first three things I have before I start writing. When you visit a place with new people, the first thing you do is introduce yourself, right? So that is what my characters do to me. I have a theme. I step into my small fiction town and characters are there waiting to introduce themselves.
What’s still missing in your life?
My dream is, was, and will always be to move from New England. Because of my husband’s job, we were forced to stay. However, the countdown is at 1 so we’ll be able to decide where to move soon. Someplace warmer!!!
What daily chore would you love to have someone else do for you?
This isn’t a daily chore, but… folding/pairing socks. It is as boring as drying silverware!
What turns you off?
Liars and sneaks! Talk about character…how can you ever trust a sneak or believe a liar? I work with children and they know the two things Mrs. Cloutier doesn’t like.
What would you like to say to your readers?
THANK YOU. All of you make it possible for me to do what I enjoy. And if you leave a comment/question, please be sure to leave your contact information for the contest.
Comment or ask a question by the end of day Nov. 30, 2013, and you could win an ebook copy of THE PATRIOT GIRL. The more you follow throughout the year, the more chances you’ll have to win the grand prize. See my website for more details.