My latest release, IT
STARTED WITH A KISS, follows Avery, a kidney transplant survivor who is
determined to explore every adventure life has to offer, only to find herself
falling for a high-octane Search and Rescue hero who lives his life for others.
Being married to a real-life Search and Rescue hero, and hearing the amazing
rescues heâ€™s been a part of, it was only a matter of time before I based a
series around a brotherhood of S&R officers. What is sexier and more
compelling than a team of alpha-heroes who put their life on the line to bring
families safely back together?
A hero in need of a little rescuing.
My goal was to find the perfect heroineâ€”and I wanted her to not just be a
survivor, but a warrior. Avery Adams not only knows how tenuous life could be,
but she is determined to live her life loud. I loved the conflict that came from
pairing a strong, survivalist whose tragic past is a daily struggle, with a
fragile woman who refuses to let anything hold her back.
This story was important to me because it deals with many themes from my
personal life. I spent much of my childhood in bed, watching the world outside
go by while I battled a degenerative disease and the possibility of life in a
wheel chair. I am not in a wheel chair and my disease didnâ€™t win. That
experience made me a warrior and sparked an interest in the concept of living a
loud life and making every day as magical as possible. Which became the driving
force of the story.
Avery sets out to find adventure, then realizes she wants to bring adventure to
otherâ€™s who arenâ€™t healthy enough to seek it themselves. Or never had the
chance. Only finding adventure for a woman whoâ€™s lived her life in a bed, was
harder than it seemed. One day I was putting together a â€śRomancing the Yearâ€ť
gift for my husband, when I realized that I hadnâ€™t the first clue as to how to
create a romantic adventure for a guy who spends his weekends repelling out a
helicopters. And as I was googling â€śromantic adventuresâ€ť I got the idea to have
my heroine compile a â€śLifeâ€™s An Adventure so Live Itâ€ť list, filled with the
unfulfilled dreams of other woman in her life. With every dream Avery fulfills,
she grants a wish to a loved one, and she gets one step closer to figuring out
how she wants to spend her second chance at life.
Marina Adair is a #1 national bestselling author of romance novels. Along
with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of Sugarâ€™s Twice as
Sweet, part of the Sugar, Georgia series. She lives with her husband, daughter,
and two neurotic cats in Northern California.
With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her
inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the
closest sheâ€™s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp.
So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a
guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesnâ€™t realize her biggest
challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.
As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a
life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous
terrain. â€śThe world is my homeâ€ť is more than just a motto; itâ€™s what scares off
women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dadâ€™s health lands the
familyâ€™s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves
homeâ€”and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible
new guide who makes him want to stay.
Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could
never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the
healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and
theyâ€™ll both have to take the biggest leap of allâ€”into the kind of adventure
that lasts a lifetime.
[Montlake Romance, On Sale: January 31, 2017,
Paperback / e-Book (Kindle), ISBN: 9781503939684 / ]
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