Thank you for having me here today to talk about my newest release, LEAN ON ME.
LEAN ON ME is a contemporary romance where a down-on-her-luck heroine, Cassidy, comes back to town after her mountain climbing career unexpectedly implodes. Mitch, the hottie who had a thing for her in high school (not that she realized that at the time), is one of the first people she sees. And he hasn’t forgotten her.
I’m not one of those people who met my husband in high school, but I know a lot of people who did. My brother is one. He and my sister-in-law met while they were sophomores (I think) in high school and married after college. They’ve been married for about a billion years (approximately, of course) now. I’ve always thought the idea of finding your "forever one" so young and recognizing it was pretty interesting. In LEAN ON ME, Mitch isn’t thinking marriage when he sees Cassidy again, but he’s still attracted. I thought that idea was pretty sexy and wanted to play with it. Take a peek:
He stood up straight again. "I’m going to walk away thinking we’re on for tomorrow."
Her good mood faded. "I didn’t—"
"When I do go—" he pointed in the direction of the glassed-in office at the far end of the room, "—you’re going to be tempted to watch my ass."
The comment was so out of context it hit her like a sharp smack. "Excuse me?"
"Just to be clear, I won’t be offended. As far as I’m concerned, you can go right ahead and look because I can guarantee you if the positions were reversed, I’d be watching yours."
With her mouth hanging open and her mind muddled, she watched him walk away. No, make that saunter. It was the sure stalk of a hunter, all grace with no wasted steps.
And damn if she didn’t take a peek at his ass.
Is there anything sexier than a guy who knows what he wants?
Today, HelenKay Dimon is offering an e-book of Lean on Me to one random commenter. To enter, just leave a comment. Contest open to everyone through November 14.