Brenna, Helen, The Moon That Night, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).
Title: The Moon That Night
Author: Helen Brenna
Kate Dillon has never met a man worth his weight in packing peanuts. Maybe she’s simply too stubborn, too independent and too much of everything men don’t want. Just when she’s decided that Mr. Right doesn’t exist, James Riley crashes back into her life. Ten years ago Riley barely noticed her, but she was certainly aware of him! Body like a Greek god. Mind like a steel trap. Heart of stone. And nothing has changed. Or so this professional soldier would like her to believe. As Kate is pulled into a crazy adventure with Riley and his daughter, she sees he’s more than a heartless fighting machine. He’s denied himself everything–and has everything to give. Now to make him admit it!
I knew when I was writing Maggie Dillon and Nick Ballos’s story, Finding Mr Right, that little sister Kate was going to eventually need her own story. I didn’t know it would involve Riley. Now that it’s all done and written it makes so much sense! Turns out they were destined to be together from the moment their names first appeared on the same manuscript page.
A little note about the plot. As I’m known to do, I’ve fudged a bit. Yes, there are, depending on the version of mythology, up to ten Greek primordial gods. While I’ve done my best to make sure all the names I’ve mentioned are mythologically accurate, there are not ten known statues of these gods from the Hellenistic period scattered around the world. Sure made the story fun to write, though.
Three more Mirabelle Island stories will be coming in 2011. Sarah Marshik is going to knock heads with (yes, finally!) one of Garrett Taylor’s brothers, there’s a new bed-and-breakfast owner coming to town and Missy Charms’ sister, Marin, finds herself in need of a little R and R. Only, Mirabelle has a few surprises in store for her.
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