It's spring. Finally! I've finished writing the first two books in my Drake Springs category romance series. I've even finished edits on the first, RETURN TO DRAKE SPRINGS, and it's scheduled for an October release. The line Boutique Collection ~ Next Door is eBook only, available in all popular formats for your reading device.
I introduced my heroine in RECLAIM MY LIFE when she helped the sheriff and his love interest treat a poisoned golden retriever. Little did I know this minor, walk-on role would later lead to a starring role in a future book!
Here's the blurb for RETURN TO DRAKE SPRINGS.
Lance George debates his decision to return to his hometown, but the price is right on the abandoned veterinary hospital he hopes to buy. He’s saved his money to open his practice by living frugally and purchasing wisely. There’s no room in his life for wasteful spending. His alcoholic mother squandered everything she had when he was growing up, leaving him with an obsessive motivation to achieve financial security.
Iris Porter is unaware that she broke Lance’s heart in high school. She’s too busy trying to earn a living in a tough economy. She hopes to reclaim her old job as a veterinary assistant when Lance reopens the town’s only animal clinic. Popular and friendly, Iris is known to be generous to a fault. When a friend’s baby is stricken with leukemia, she organizes fundraisers and enlists Lance’s help.
Lance’s feelings for Iris rekindle when he realizes how much she’s changed. The high school snob is at odds with the caring, sensitive woman who wants to help a family in need. But can he reconcile Iris’s generous spirit with his overpowering need for penny pinching?
The fun in writing a series is the abundance of characters and stories that emerge with each book. In Book 2, FOSTER CARE, I hint at a couple of potential romances that I feature later in the series. As soon as I turn in Book 2, I can begin A DOSE OF ROMANCE, Book 3. Stay tuned!