Romance stands apart from other genres in publishing with its author-to-reader connections. Given romance is predominantly written by women and read by women, it is not surprising that these women nurture relationships within Romanceland. I discovered Tracy Solheim when Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance featured FOOLISH GAMES, Book Two in the Out of Bounds series (link). After several email exchanges, I learned:
- the series is set in Baltimore
- Tracy grew up as an Air Force brat
- Tracy and I are members of the same sorority, Delta Gamma
- Tracy worked for NBC Sports at the Seoul Olympics
- We each have a son who is an Eagle Scout
We met at RWA 2014 in San Antonio ... and I adore her books! Tracy is celebrating the release of ALL THEY EVER WANTED, Book Two in the Second Chances series (and shares the same setting as FOOLISH GAMES) ...
In the new Second Chances novel by the author of Back to Before, even love might not prove strong enough to save a man’s promising future from a woman’s hidden past...
All he ever fought for...
Aspiring congressman Miles McAlister has dreamed of representing his hometown of Chances Inlet, North Carolina, since he was a boy. So when he’s asked to help run his mother’s bed and breakfast he moves home and rolls out his campaign at the same time. But political stardom isn’t a given, especially when he’s expected to compromise the very ideals he’s trying to uphold. Making matters worse is the inn’s stubborn, and distractingly beautiful cook. He’s loved and lost before, so falling for Lori Buchman is not part of his plan.
All she ever feared...
Lori just wants to do her job and be left alone until she can safely move on. The last thing she needs is to get involved with her boss’s son. Miles proves to be too sexy to ignore, however. Their heated fling elicits feelings deeper than either anticipated. But everything about Lori is a lie. She’s harboring a secret that’ll destroy Miles’s career, and when the truth gets out it’s going to shock Chances Inlet to its core, forcing Miles to make the hardest decision of his life.
Currituck Lighthouse at sunset in Corolla, NC
Image by Nophun201 (link)
Image by Nophun201 (link)
I am currently reading (and loving) ALL THEY EVER WANTED - review to come! It is the perfect escape from the political hogwash ... but make sure you vote! I am giving away a copy of ALL THEY EVER WANTED - winner's choice of format - to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about North Carolina - the setting for ALL THEY EVER WANTED. What do you know about the Tar Heel State?
2. Comments are open through Saturday, March 6, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 7.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Learn more about Tracy and her books at tracysolheim.com.