New York’s Finest Rebel combines many of my favourite ingredients in a romance: A man in uniform, a fun loving woman who drives him crazy, and two people who have known each other for years before they realize what’s been standing right in front of them. As I write this I can’t help but think when it comes to the latter it’s an appropriate bookend for my time with Harlequin Romance. Back in 2005 my first book had a similar moment of realization for the characters and now, with my last before I move to the new KISS imprint, it feels like I’ve circled back to where it all began.
But let’s talk Danny and Jo, shall we?
When Jo briefly appeared in The Inconvenient Laws Of Attraction, I was intrigued by her. I knew she’d been homeless, but I didn’t know why. I knew she’d come a long way since then, but I didn’t know how. What I discovered along the way was a feisty, independent heroine who needed a very special hero before she would surrender her heart. Danny was that guy from the first moment he appeared on the page in pursuit of a pair of red stilettos which had caught his eye while he was stuck in an archaic elevator. He didn’t expect the woman wearing those shoes to be his long-time nemesis or to suddenly discover he was looking at her differently. How he attempted to handle the situation made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. This Marine-turned-cop wasn’t going down without a fight!
‘She might have unwittingly caught his interest with a pair of red stilettos, but she knew exactly what she’d been doing on the train. Just as he knew exactly what would happen if she discovered he was attracted to her and used it against him.
Unfortunately, when he’d rolled out the heavy artillery, he’d discovered he was dealing with guerrilla warfare. She’d hit him hard and fast, disappeared behind the woman who’d bugged him with very little effort, then hit him again when he attempted a temporary ceasefire by doing something nice.
Those boots had a lot to answer for.’
All told this book proved to be the most fun I’ve ever had at the keyboard. The characters hold a very special place in my heart, partly because they made their story such a joy to tell but mostly because they renewed my love of writing. If you enjoy New York’s Finest Rebel I hope you’ll track down the last two books in the Brannigan family saga. Details of Tyler’s story-Her Man In Manhattan-can be found on my website at www.trishwylie.com
Check out the following special releases and reprints from the Romance authors, out this month!
Will He Ask Her to be His Bride?
Trish Wylie / Patricia Thayer
“The Millionaire’s Convenient Bride Connah needs a nanny for his young daughter. Hester is practical, professional and very pretty – perfect for the job. But when the gorgeous millionaire proposes expanding their business arrangement to include marriage, Hester must either leave the man she loves or resign herself to being merely a convenient wife… Also includes The Millionaire’s Proposal & Texas Ranger Takes a Bride.
His 9-5 Secretary
“The boss wants his secretary after office hours! Agenda: Seduction Handsome billionaire businessman Harry Breedon’s reliable secretary, plump Gina Leighton, has an exciting new job offer. But Harry has noticed Gina’s curves and is determined to get her to stay — by any means!
Sleeping with her boss, Nick Bateman, wasn’t smart of Zoë, so she decided one night was all they could have. But Nick knew one night with Zoë would never be enough, even before she revealed her secret…
Zach Swift is a demanding and high-flying boss, but he’s also seriously gorgeous and generous. And now he’s asked Lily to go on a business trip with him! Apparently he has a proposal for her…”
When we asked Trish Wylie for a recipe, she was like…you want a recipe from ME? Knowing Trish pretty well, I suggested something on the liquid side of things. This is what she came back with – along with her brand new release, THE INCONVENIENT LAWS OF ATTRACTION.
Baileys Irish Coffee
- 1 shot of Baileys
- 1 shot of Irish whisky
- freshly brewed coffee
- Whipped cream
- Grated chocolate or nutmeg (optional but pretty)
Prep time approx. 2 mins (you can thank me later)
~Combine the Baileys and whisky in a tall handled glass or suitable mug. Top up with hot coffee. Add a dollop of whipped cream
and sprinkle with grated chocolate or nutmeg. Enjoy!
To win Trish’s brand new release, THE INCONVENIENT LAWS OF ATTRACTION, leave a comment below and we’ll draw when we’ve run out of books! At that time we’ll post a winner’s page so check back often!
Laying down the law…
Lawyer Olivia Brannigan has faced down some cool customers in her time. But latest client Blake Clayton takes emotional control to a whole new level. The man didn’t even bat an eyelid when he discovered he’d inherited a fortune from his estranged father!
Blake doesn’t want guilt money – the only thing piquing his interest is the tough-talking, sweet-looking lawyer that comes with his new property portfolio.Dating on the job isn’t in Olivia’s ‘Guide to Good Client-Lawyer Relationships’, and it certainly doesn’t sit easily with her ‘no strings’ attitude… But aren’t rules always made to be broken?