Run to Her
by Lynn Kellan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
She avoids men like him. He needs a woman like her. One lie changes everything...
Gabriel Antonov is a mechanic who can fix anything, even a woman’s hesitance. His talents have earned him the well-deserved reputation as a player, but when a routine one-night stand goes wrong, he’s haunted by what he’s done. Nothing can free him from those depraved memories, until he meets Leigh Nelson.
Leigh avoids strong, silent types like Gabe, who is stronger and quieter than most guys. The only man she’s focused on is her father, who is suffering from a devastating health crisis. She’ll do anything to help him, even at the cost of ignoring her own well-being, but the stress is getting to her. Gabe’s strength is tough to resist, and his silence might be hiding a crushing secret only she can understand.
He can’t outrun his gut-deep craving for her. Problem is, she’s running from him. When they’re marooned in his lakeside cabin, he might finally catch her…if he can admit why he’s falling apart without her.
She rose and gave him a smile.
That smile made him want to do pointless, tender things like brush his fingers through the blonde curls hanging down her slim back, but he kept his hands to himself. With her, he had to be careful. Take things slow. If he moved too fast, she’d come up with some reason to leave. He wanted to give her reason to stay.
For one night.
Or a long weekend.
Whatever it took to satisfy his hunger for her.
For the first time in months, he wanted to be with a woman. Not just any woman, though. Just Leigh. He wanted her so badly, every word he spoke came out curt and rough. Winning her trust would be tough if he kept sounding like a horny Neanderthal, so he kept his mouth shut and guided her out of The Crab Trap with a light touch to her back.
Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
There are days when I fantasize about what it must be like to be Jason Momoa’s wife. He’s gorgeous and he seems to genuinely adore his bride. Can you imagine being the one thing that a big, strong guy can’t live without? It must be quite a rush to feel the power of his attraction.
In all honesty, I’m a very lucky woman and I really don’t wish to be anyone else. I’m married to a nice man, we have wonderful children, and I get to do what I love to do: write romance.
If I had a stronger affinity for science, I’d wish to become a brilliant research scientist. My goal would be to eradicate cancer with less invasive and less painful treatments. Unfortunately, cancer touches so many lives. I wish I could come up with a cure. Since I can’t, I donate to places like St Jude’s hospital and Sloan Kettering.
What did you do on your last birthday?
I went golfing with my husband. I’m addicted to golf and will grab any excuse to go play. Birthdays are a perfect opportunity to cuddle up in the golf cart with my husband. My favorite golf course sells delicious Kettle potato chips, which provide an extra incentive to visit. Whenever we play, we’ll see something amazing like a baby fox or a bald eagle. Many years ago, one of my friends found a dead body when she was playing golf on New Year’s Day. Suffice it to say that I’m glad I wasn’t with her on that day.
What part of the writing process do you dread?
The most difficult part of the writing process is submitting my chapters to my critique group. I meet with three fellow romance authors every month to provide feedback on each other’s work. I cringe every time my critique partners find something stupid in my drafts, but I’m sooooo glad they’re thorough.
The funniest critique comment I ever received goes like this: “Where’s the bear? Where’s the BEAR? WHERE IS THE DANG BEAR?” (In my book CLEAR AS GLASS, the hero and heroine are in a hot tub while a black bear saunters toward them. In my first draft, I wasn’t clear about what the dang bear was doing while the lovers quarreled.)
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Occasionally, I get stuck in a scene. If I take a walk, the problem clears up. I’ve found that a long walk cures everything…unless you find a dead body on a golf course. Then you have gobs of problems.
Tell us about your latest release.
RUN TO HER started as an erotic contemporary. The first draft had a ton of sex scenes, which were fun to write, but the story included a secondary plot line that featured the ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend of the main characters. I told each story in alternating chapters, but that structure became unwieldy and confusing. When I removed the secondary plot line, the story felt a lot stronger. In the final version, sex still plays an important role in the hero and heroine’s journey, as does their romance.
RUN TO HER is a sexy contemporary romance about Gabriel Antonov. He’s a mechanic who can fix anything, even a woman’s hesitance. He fills his empty life with one-night stands, until one night goes horribly wrong. Nothing can stop those bad memories, until he meets Leigh Nelson.
She avoids men like him. He finds a way to get her alone. It’s a lie, but it works…until she learns the truth.
Now he can’t fix anything, unless he can admit why he’s falling apart without her.
Lynn Kellan writes contemporary romance about strong men who have a weakness for smart women. She believes men and women aren't that different, because everyone wants to be with someone who will empty the dishwasher. To prepare for her career as a romance author, she fell in love with bad boys, burly athletes, battle-hardened Marines…and married a chemist. Lynn has won numerous writing contests and served two terms as President of her local Romance Writers of America chapter, but she feels a true sense of accomplishment whenever she doesn't embarrass her teenaged kids.
For love. For funny. For ever.
Find Lynn at http://LynnKellan.com
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