For Laura Bailey, weathering her teen years at her quaint family lodge in a boondock town at the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas wasn’t easy. Fleeing for San Francisco the minute she graduated high school seemed like a good idea—until she lost her job and her fiancé. The blow to her pride sent her back to Sierra Falls to figure out her life. But her hometown is undergoing a bit of renovation.
A new Sierra Falls resort is posing a threat to the Bailey family business. Even worse, the construction company developing the property is run by Eddie Jessup, Laura’s cocky high school nemesis who delighted in locking horns with the little spitfire. Some things never change. But their battle isn’t the only thing heating up between Laura and Eddie, and before long they realize that getting to know each other all over again has its rewards. But fate isn’t through with them. Nor are the games men and women play in the name of love.
Thanks for having me in to discuss TIMBER CREEK, book two in my Sierra Falls series!
I was a beach girl growing up and had never spent much time in the mountains, so the first time I saw the Sierra Nevada range, it was a revelation. I hadn’t known the sky could be so blue or the air so crisp. And don’t get me started on the residents—maybe it’s because they all have such amazing views from their kitchen windows, but so many of the people I’ve met there are friendly, easy-smiling, dog-walking sorts of folks. In fact, I’ve come to feel such peace and serenity whenever I’m in the Sierras, I figured if I can’t spend all my time there, well, at least I can set a town in their midst.
Plus, do you know what else is great about the mountains? All those mountain men.
Which brings me to TIMBER CREEK…I have to confess: I have a big crush on the hero, one Eddie Jessup. Eddie’s the best kind of bad boy–the sort who’s turned over a new leaf, while still being naughty at heart. He’s a man’s man who knows what he likes, and what he likes is having Laura Bailey back in town.
Too bad Laura Bailey disagrees. Eddie’s easy swagger, that wicked…thing he gets in his eyes, and that annoying red pickup truck…she’s not having any of it. Especially as his construction company is renovating a ranch hotel that’ll pose a threat to her family business.
But all isn’t as it appears in Sierra Falls. Eddie has a tender heart hidden beneath that bad-boy exterior, and Laura…well, you know what they say about ladies who protest too much.
So head over to the Thirsty Bear Tavern, have a seat by the fire, and watch the sparks fly. Meantime, I hope to see you at http://veronicawolff.com, or please pop by my Twitter or Facebook pages to say hello!
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