Kyle was always the big brother Cecelia Anton never had, but suddenly her goofy best friend has become a sexy man she can’t keep her thoughts—or hands—off of. As their deep connection melts into uncontrollable desire, Ceci is willing to put it all on the line for a shot at true love. Only Kyle is keeping a terrible secret about Ceci’s past that could destroy not only their lifelong friendship but their happily-ever-after…
Hi Kyle. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Name, age, job, role in the story…
Name rank and serial number. Gotcha. *laughs* My name is Kyle Morgan, I’m a detective for the Puyallup Police Department. I’m thirty, and I’m the hero of this here story. *furrows his brow, trying his best to look intimidating* Go ahead. Make my day.
Ceci: *Rolls her eyes, but the corners of her mouth twitch* You do a terrible impression of Jackson’s Southern accent.
Kyle: *frowns at Ceci* That wasn’t Jackson. That was Clint Eastwood. Dirty Harry? Come on!
Ceci: *presses her lips and holds up her hands in surrender* Oh, my bad. I apologize. You do a terrible impression of Clint Eastwood, then. *giggles*
Kyle: *laughs. Leans over to nibble on Ceci’s neck* Admit it. You love it.
Ceci: *blushes. Turns to reviewer.* Next question, please.
How did you meet Cecelia?
Kyle: *sighs. Pulls himself from Ceci’s neck with reluctance. Winks at her.* We’ll finish that later. *looking to interviewer* I grew up with her. When I was in fourth…no, fifth grade, she moved in next door. I was ten and she was seven. There’s a river that runs behind our properties. I was down there one night after supper tossing stones into the water when she wandered down. Apparently, I scared her, because she looked at me like I was going to eat her. Took me a while to get her to talk to me.
What do you like the most about her?
The legs are nice. *winks* Seriously, I can talk to her. About anything. She also knows me better than anyone.
What is the sexiest thing she’s done?
*laughs* Oh, hell, I’m easy when it comes to her. I’ve loved her for a long time. She shows up and smiles at me.
Is there anything she does that annoys you?
*winks* She snores.
Ceci: *glares at Kyle* I do not.
Kyle: *trying to hide his grin* She argues with me. She hasn’t learned yet that I’m always right.
What is the most embarrassing thing your author has done to you?
Kyle: *rolls his eyes to the ceiling and shakes his head* The shirt. The luau shirt.
Joanne: *puts on puppy dog eyes. Pouts.* You don’t like the shirt?
Kyle: *laughs uncomfortably. Rubs the back of his neck.* Oh, no I love the shirt. Great shirt. Very festive. *turns to interviewer, eyes pleading* Next question. Please.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Oh geez. I’ve put a lot of ugly people in jail and I’ve had a few death threats over the years. From my personal past, though, there aren’t many on this list. I’m a live and let live kind of guy. For the sake of the question, though, I suppose that would be my father. I’ve gotten through 25 years without him. I sure as hell don’t need him now.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
*grins* Hell no. She stopped right before we got to the good stuff. Left a guy hanging. *winks*
I think that’s it for now. Thanks for being here with me today.
No problem. Thanks for having me.
Blurb for Risking It All:
She’s everything he wants…
For years, Kyle Morgan has hidden his true feelings from the gorgeous girl next door that he grew up loving and protecting. But when she shows up at his apartment in the middle of the night, desperately needing comfort and support, his iron will begins to waver…
…and the only thing he can’t bear to lose.
JM Stewart is the author of passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.