After ten years in the Army and four overseas deployments, Declan Hanover is ready for life away from a military base. Sweetwater, Oregon, a sleepy coastal town, seems like the perfect place to start over. His plan is to work out a deal with his brothers and the bank to let him keep the estate they’ve inherited, Shadow Hill. But he wasn’t prepared for Leah Baron, whose family lost everything to his father’s cons—including the house Declan intends to make his own…
Leah thinks Declan is just like his conman father. He possesses a bad boy charm that makes her heart pound, but that doesn’t mean she can trust him. All she wants is to get close to him so she can get her house back. But Declan has other ideas. He doesn’t mind being in close proximity to Leah—as long as it’s in the bedroom…
Thank you for having me here today. I am excited to talk a little bit about my upcoming release, NO TURNING BACK (out March 19th). This book kicks off a new single title contemporary romance series set in the fictional town of Sweetwater, Oregon.
The book comes with one guarantee: no females trying to destroy other females. Oh, we’ve all read and loved some of those books. You know the ones – with women as frenemies, or where one is secretly trying to destroy the other, or where they’re fighting over a man. In romance, we’re used to seeing ex-girlfriends pop up to cause trouble. Sometimes the heroine’s friend turns on her, for whatever reason, and the heroine is left alone.
You’ll find none of that in NO TURNING BACK. None.
I enjoy a good hurt-by-the-former-best-friend plot. There are so many ways to write those and many are really compelling. But I decided to go another way. The idea of a strong, vibrant female friendship intrigued me. I’m lucky to have a few female friends I love, trust and know are looking out for my best interests. They aren’t secretly working to undermine me.
Since the heroine in NO TURNING BACK, Leah, was abandoned by her mother and grew up with a difficult father, I thought she deserved someone who loved her for her. Yes, the hero gives her that, but she deserved more and has a best friend who fills that need. All women deserve that kind of unconditional friendship love, right?
I hope you’ll pick up NO TURNING BACK (out March 19th) and check out the second book in the series, A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE (out in July).
For more information, including an excerpt, visit www.helenkaydimon.com. And for a chance to win a digital copy of NO TURNING BACK, gifted from Amazon or B&N, just leave a comment below. Good luck!