Hunting a killer is easy. Learning to love is hard.
Josephine ‘Jo’ Rayburn has no luck with love. Between the demands of her job as a homicide detective, finding the perfect yarn for her knitting projects, and her nosy family, she doesn’t have time to find her happily ever after, nor does she really believe it exists. Until she’s assigned to the Gravedigger task force where she meets Rhysian ‘Rhys’ Harrison, the sexy Coroner’s assistant.
Rhys Harrison thought he had found love with the perfect woman. But his parents’ death forced him to choose between his fiancée and caring for his brother, he chose his brother. His only regret, the medical degree he abandoned to work in the Coroner’s office. When the Gravedigger leaves his latest victim at the gates of a cemetery, Rhys and Jo are thrown together, her prickly personality interests him, but it’s her deeply hidden romantic side that captivates him.
After one of the task force members is shot, Rhys’s fears of losing Jo, like he’s lost so much already, threaten to rip them apart. Can she convince him that love is worth having no matter the risk? Or will he play it safe, leaving before his heart becomes too attached?
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I’m a geek, a gamer, a music lover, and a voracious reader. I love Star Trek and B-grade movies like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Sharknado. I enjoy figuring out software and learning new things and applying them to whatever book I’m currently working on.
I game. Not first person shooters but fantasy and simulators. Fantasy would mostly be platform games. My favorites are Final Fantasy 12 which I’ve played five times, Zelda: Twilight Princess. I can’t wait for the Switch to go on sale so I can try the last Zelda game. I also enjoy the Spyro trilogy. On my PC I mostly play simulator games. For instance: Farming Simulator, Restaurant Empire II, and Sims which is my absolute favorite. I also play Runescape. It’s where I met my hubby, and our meeting was not love at first pixel. No, it was more like a war of words before I teleported away. Even after playing for 14 years I still find something I enjoy doing on the game, and I absolutely love hanging out with my friends on there.
I’m a voracious reader as well. I’m willing to try anything once, but I have several books I read annually or every few years. Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, Will Wight’s Traveler’s Gate, and several romance authors such as Meljean Brook, Daryl Devoré, Valerie Ullmer and many more.
I write romantic adventures. Mostly I live vicariously through my characters. I can be a knife-wielding forager who saves her family from deadly kidnappers or a slinky thief who must outmaneuver her sadistic cousin. My male characters aren’t cookie cutter either. There’s so much diversity in the world that one size does not fit all. It’s the same for love. My male characters are diverse. I have several he-men, alpha types, but I also have nerds in glasses who can kickass when needed whether in a board room or in a parking garage. I have characters who are blind and have lost a limb in order to save others.
The one thing they have in common is they are people who learn to move past their hurdles and find love.