Hello! I’m Diane Alberts, but you might also know me as Jen McLaughlin! As
Diane, I write sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. My latest
WHAT’S HIS, is the fourth book in the Shillings Agency series (all can be
read as Standalones, though), and it centers around Holt Cunningham and Lydia
Holt, now, he’s one of my favorite heroes. He’s fresh out of the military—as are
all the Shillings heroes—and he’s been injured. We don’t know the full extent of
his injuries right away—and I will not post spoilers!!—but the injuries aren’t
just superficial. They go deeper, too.
When writing and reading, there is definitely an appeal for the wounded hero. We
all love them, and want to snuggle them, kiss them, and make them smile. I think
this goes to our nurturing nature that some of us have.
When we see something sad and lost…we want to help it!
This goes for hot, muscular, looking-for-love military heroes, too. AMIRIGHT?
What do you think it the reason we all love the wounded hero? Is it our nature
to try to heal them? Or do you think it’s something more magnetic/appealing to
out other senses?
What makes you fall for a wounded hero?
About TAKING WHAT'S HIS
Some lines are meant to be crossed...
One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking
Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little
strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the
temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and
then skipped out the next morning.
Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it
was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be
bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just
spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister.
One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will
Holt go in order to claim what's his?
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About Diane Alberts
Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with
Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA
Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under
the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and
Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside
E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the
bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until
2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.
Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though
she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny
beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her
four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so
many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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