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Fans of the Sutton Capital Series have been waiting for Jennie and Chad’s story for a long time and they won’t be disappointed! And, new readers are sure to fall in love with the series.
After the crushing heartache of losing her husband at a harshly young age, Jennie Evans had finally found a place to call home. She had a job she loved and new friends to support her. With the exception of having to continuously fight off the feelings she had for Chad Thompson, she was happy again. As happy as she could be anyway. When Jennie’s well-meaning friends meddle in her life, they send her world into a tailspin once again. Soon, she’s on the run from some very dangerous people with the one man she doesn’t want to be with.
Chad Thompson has loved Jennie from afar for the last year, but he’s maintained control. Jennie’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him and he won’t cross the line she’s drawn in the sand. Until she asks him to. And, when that happens, their world is turned upside down. Chad’s left scrambling to keep Jennie safe as he tries to right their world again. Unfortunately, Chad has to accept the fact that his heart is likely to be crushed in the process and nothing will ever be the same again.
About the Author
Lori Ryan is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance with a twist of suspense. She lives with an extremely understanding husband, two wonderful children, two mostly-behaved dogs, and a lone little cat in Austin, Texas. It’s a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
Lori published her first novel in April of 2013 and has written three more books since then. Each of Lori’s books have made their way to the Amazon bestseller list and she quickly climbed the Amazon bestselling author list, as well. In November, 2013, Lori and a group of romantic suspense authors landed on the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists with an anthology only eight months after the release of Lori’s first book. Lori loves to connect with her readers. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to her blog. Oh, and if you’ve read Lori’s books and loved them, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.com. Writers live and die by their reviews and Lori promises to do a happy dance around her office every time you write one!
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I Have to Admit…Sometimes My Characters Talk to Me (***Spoiler Alert)
One of the coolest experiences as a writer is when your characters just take over the story and begin to write or start to whisper in your ear. When that happens, you know you’ve hit the sweet spot where your characters can come to life for your readers. It happened to me about three quarters of the way through my first book, Legal Ease. For those who have read the book, it was the scene where Jack tells Chad the truth about his marriage and Chad ends up rolling on the floor laughing.
I had no plans whatsoever to reveal that secret. But, before I knew what happened, Jack had spit it out and the scene just played out. Which was a good thing because it turned out to be one of my favorite scenes.
It happened in a big way with Negotiation Tactics. Jennie, the heroine, is a supporting character in two of the previous books in the series, but I had no idea she had previously been married and had lost her husband to cancer at a cruelly young age. When I sat down to write this book, I thought it would be a funny, light book. That’s what Jennie always was. Funny and light. While she does have those moments I this book, it turned out to be a heart wrenching story that made me cry several times during the writing of it!
It did end up being my favorite book so far, though, so I hope you love it too when you have a chance to read it!
Negotiation Tactics by Lori Ryan is the third book in the Sutton Capital Series. This is the first book that I read in the series. Jennie and Chad were a fun pair to read about. They both want to deny it, but you can tell there is a spark between them right away. Jennie is feisty and sassy. She feels like her friends are moving forward in life and experiencing their happily-ever-afters and leaving her behind. She is happy for them, but is a little sad, not knowing what her life will entail. What she once thought her life would be was taken away from her.
Chad is damaged also, but Jennie can see that he is a good man on the inside and the outside. She feels attracted to him even though she doesn’t want to be. I loved how both characters had suffered hardships, yet still were able to soldier on. I enjoyed the story that developed with the characters and I really want to go back and read the other books in the series now.
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