From the Author
I was kind of surprised when UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ended up being what's called a "sweet romance" and is definitely "G-rated." As I was writing the story I kept waiting for Jason and Angie to, well, succumb to temptation, but it never happened. For me, them not having sex felt right for the way these characters developed. Angie is kind of innocent, and her naivete about life and thinking she's "in control" actually allowed her to at least control one thing: no sex before marriage. It's what fit her character.
I fell totally in love with Jason as soon as he appeared on the page...he's definitely a "wounded hero"--one who believes he won't ever fall in love again. And that's okay with him. He's worked hard to make his life rewarding--he's already taken the time to reexamine his priorities and is pretty content. He truly feels he doesn't need a woman in his world. Until he meets Angie.
So, this is a story about fated people--Angie and Jason are meant to be together, and that's what's so fun to write--expecially when they don't agree!
The subplots in the story really are special to me as well. I do tend to write about dealing with relationships--and in this story, the focus is on parents.
I also hope you will be touched by the theme: the past doesn't have to trap you...and how important it is to acknowledge and learn from the past rather than either keeping it hidden or ignoring it completely. I truly believe the past is meant to teach us, even though the lessons may be painful.
I love to hear from readers, so feel free to send me a note. And if you'd like to be on my once-in-awhile contact list, please let me know. mail (at) janetwellington (dot) com or visit my author Facebook page facebook.com/JanetWellingtonBooks
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About the Author
As an award-winning author of four print-published novels via traditional publishers, I have now happily embraced the ebook revolution and am delighted to be on the indie path. I'm tellin' ya, the freedom is exhilarating!
So, what makes me different than the skads of other romance writers? I think my romances offer a little "something extra"--whether it's really interesting secondary characters with their own arching subplots, unique and detailed settings, or research that translates into unexpected facts sprinkled in. Whatever it is, my stories do seem to translate into something even first time romance readers enjoy! Nothing makes me happier than to read a review from a reader who was surprised by how much the story touched him or her. And, do realize that your reviews on Amazon are GOLDEN to indie authors, so do leave a sentence or two after you've read an ebook!
My debut ebook, HOMECOMING-a Wisconsin reunion romance, has over 200 5-star reviews AND Homecoming was a 2013 Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest!). Check my author page at Amazon for more romances and women's fiction stories!
Also, most of my ebooks include a donation of my royalties to a designated charity, a different one for each ebook (my way to pay it forward!). I use the company name of Grantitude (grant + gratitude) Press, and you'll see the GP logo on each of my ebooks.
janetwellington @ charter.net