Like the heroines I write about in my sexy contemporaries, I love to travel and
seek out new adventures. I donâ€™t always know where those adventures are going to
leadâ€”but isnâ€™t that part of the fun?
Shortly after my husband and I decided to get married, a Swiss friend of his who
lived in Zurich came to stay with us in New York City for a few days. It turned
out her parents owned a house in the mountains in Switzerland (omg) that they
used for skiing but that stayed empty in the summer (omg omg) and that theyâ€™d be
happy to have us use for our honeymoon (omg omg omg).
If youâ€™re not really sure of the benefits of marriage when you can live with
someone and build a life together without getting the state involved, I have one
word for you: honeymoon.
If youâ€™re not really sure whether you have time or money for a honeymoon and
someone offers to whisk you to their familyâ€™s Swiss chalet: TAKE IT.
My husband and I had gone on a day hikes in the New York area before. It was
something we knew we enjoyed doing together. But going to Switzerland was our
first big, international trip. Should we have done something like that before
getting married, in case we killed each other? Should we have planned a more
typical honeymoon, lounging on a tropical beach?
But it turned out to be a dream trip for both of us. We spent two weeks in the
Alps and another week in Zurich. We climbed mountains, went on long, rambling
walks from town to town, and hopped on busses and trains just to see where we
wound up. We read and slept and sampled every bar of dark chocolate we could
find. And we discovered that we make a pretty good team, even when we missed a
bus or wound up lost in northern Italy. Maybe especially then.
In my newest release, MAKE
ME STAY, book 1 in the Men of Gold Mountain
series, I wanted to write a hero and heroine who would be opposites in many
ways, but perfectly matched when it comes to adventure. I knew from the
beginning that Austin was going to be a ski racer. When crafting Samâ€™s
character, it was important to me to make her a strong skier in her own right so
she could have fun with him on the slopes. Sam isnâ€™t perfect, but when she
falls, she gets back up. And she falls because sheâ€™s pushing herself, not
because she needs the hero to save her (ugh).
As things move from the mountainside to the bedroom, the cold mountain winter
really heats up! But no matter the challenges Sam and Austin faceâ€”and there are
plenty of obstacles to overcome before they earn their HEAâ€”their love of skiing,
the mountains, and the outdoors draws them together. Is there anything better
than finding your adventure buddy? Sam and Austin would say absolutely not, and
I agree. I know thereâ€™s only one person I want to keep traveling with, hiking
with, and getting lost with as long as I can. If we ever win the lottery, youâ€™ll
find us on a plane to Switzerland together.
Men of Gold
Samantha Kane is about to solidify her father's legacy by developing sleepy
Gold Mountain into the most profitable ski resort in the country. There's one
man standing in her way though. One very sexy, rugged man. When she shows up to
convince Austin Reede to sell, she has no intention of hiding her identity. But
with a body like his, she'll take a few risks to get closer.
Austin was the fastest skier on the U.S. Olympic team, until he shattered his
knee. Gold Mountain became his refugeâ€”and now Kane Enterprises is threatening
that home. When he meets Sam, he has no idea she's the one to blame, he just
knows the attraction between them is one he hasn't felt in years. A scorching
hot one-night stand is just what he needs. Little does he guess that it will
[Entangled Brazen, On Sale: October 4, 2016,
e-Book, ISBN: 9781633757615 / eISBN: 9781633757615]
Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She
received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write
She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by
cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in
Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she
always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the
She likes outdoorsy guys with both muscle and heart and independent
women ready to try something new.
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