I almost titled this blog post “Everything you need to know about my next release” but A) That’s a really long title and B) Well, I really don’t have another reason other than I just love this book title, don’t you?!
For those of you who have read The Choices I’ve Made, this is a continuation of the By The Bay series, a collection of stand-alone novels all set in the coastal town of Ocracoke, North Carolina. And yes, this is Dean’s book!
Guys, this was quite an emotional journey writing this book. Not to say the book is going to be because honestly, I think you’ll find yourself grinning more than crying when reading this one. But I think I really psyched myself out when approaching Dean’s character.
So, for those of you who aren’t familiar with this series yet, Dean is the best friend of the hero in The Choices I’ve Made. Without giving too much away, something happens in this novel that changes Dean’s life forever. This happy, go-lucky guy suddenly finds himself adrift, with a murky future and no idea how to move on from this life-altering event. Making sure I accurately depicted his character without making this book a total downer was a challenge. I didn’t want this book to feel down in the dumps depressing and I struggled.
But luckily, in writing, there is always a way. And I found mine in a character I hope you guys will truly adore. Again, no spoilers. But I think you’ll recognize who it is the moment she appears on the page. (Okay, I guess that was a tiny spoiler.)
So anyway…here are all the details!
Every scar tells a story…
Some are etched on the skin, for the whole world to see.
Others are buried deep, so deep, only the heart can truly find them.
Dean Sutherland was the quintessential guy next door. Strong and dependable, with a heart of gold, he knew exactly where his life was headed. Until one fateful night at sea ripped away everything. Now he’s adrift, a man without a purpose.
Cora Carpenter thought she had the perfect life. A successful career, an affectionate husband and a daughter who adores her. But soon that perfect world is crashing down around her, and she’s in need of a fresh start. Moving to a remote town on the coast of North Carolina seems like the perfect plan. That is, until she finds herself face to face with a kindred soul from her past.
Dean and Cora have more in common than either are willing to admit. Both deeply rooted in their pain, they can’t help but find hope in each other’s eyes and passion entwined with every touch. But can two broken hearts make a whole?
Will the scars they bare haunt them forever, or can love truly heal all?
Releasing everywhere, March 12th
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