From the Author
At the time, I was dating and living with the Marine who is now my husband. I went home and told him that I was going to have my younger man hero also be a wounded veteran who was trying to put his life back together. While he loved me for feeling compassion for those wounded young men, he also suggested that the age of Alexa, the 50 year heroine of my already unconventional romance, might be enough of a challenge for the first book of my first ever series.
I knew he was right about the risks, but Casey Carter's character grew so large in my mind that I just couldn't see Alexa Ranger loving anyone else. Since I hadn't been able to resist my own Marine, their conflict-riddled, but very funny relationship just made such perfect sense to me. As for the older woman younger man dynamic, well I personally knew someone who waited many years for the older woman in his life to get used to a similar idea of age not making a difference. Art does indeed. . .once in a while. . .imitate life at least a little bit.