Dyson, Lisa, Catching Her Rival, (Ontario: Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015).
Title: Catching Her Rival
Author: Lisa Dyson
Issues: Adoption; Bereavement;
Allie Miller’s life is a little crazy at the moment. She just found out she has a twin sister, she’s been working day and night to get her PR business off the ground, and now her heart’s decided to fall for her biggest professional rival, Jack Fletcher.
But Allie is used to life’s challenges and intends to face this one—this very handsome, very charming one—head-on. However, when Jack suggests they be just friends, Allie is thrown for a loop. Lusting after the competition is one thing, but being his pal is nearly impossible…especially when she realizes she wants much more.
Setting-it’s an unsung hero. Many times you don’t even think about it because it’s such an essential part of a story. Can you imagine sex in the City taking place in a small Wyoming town? Or Downton Abbey in the Caribbean?
Catching Her Rival is set in Rhode Island and surrounding states. I lived near Newport, Rhode Island, for several years, and if you’re familiar with the area, you’ll notice some elements of my story are accurate and others aren’t. The wedding at the beginning takes place at a historic, entirely fictional Newport mansion. I took bits from several actual mansions and created Bellevue House. The street that Charlotte and Jack live on is based in reality. Thanks to Google Maps, I found a narrow street with houses in the Point neighbourhood of Newport that fit what I pictured in my mind.
I hope you enjoy Allie and Jack’s story-not just the setting!
Please visit my website, lisadyson.com, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!