A Texas Ranger with unfinished business…
Cord McCrea was the man of Kate's dreams, but their life together ended like a nightmare. Both proud and stubborn, they believed there was no way to repair the damage done to their family. All Kate has now is the reminder from one last night of passion.
The crazed gangster who shattered Cord's life is a free man wanting to settle old scores. Cord will do anything to protect his ex-wife, but once she's safe, they'll go their separate ways again. But didn't the baby change everything? If they can survive the perils of a West Texas winter while outmaneuvering danger at every pass, they might have a second chance. Because with a traitor in their midst, they had no one to trust except each other.
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The Happily Ever After Dream… is not only the reason I write romance, but also the reason I read it. I started with the book blurb from PROTECTING THEIR CHILD to talk about my heroine--Kate Danvers McCrea--and her dreams.
She'd met the perfect guy who happened to be a Texas Ranger. He requested a transfer to be near her, but it put him in constant harm's way and brought the war on drugs into their living room. Many things happen to Cord and Kate and this is the story of how they don't give up on their happily ever after.
Is there a but? Should real people believe and want a 'happily ever after'? A young friend recently broke up with her boyfriend of over a year, this is a loose summary of our conversation three weeks later--just after he'd asked if it was okay to talk to her, apologized, let her know that he finally understood what the argument was about.
FRIEND: "He asked if I had expected him to follow me after our fight. I told him, yes. Is that wrong? Have I seen too many romantic movies or something?"
ANGI: "Did you ask why he didn't come after you or call?"
FRIEND: "He was respecting my wishes. Now he knows that he's supposed to fight for me. I mean, isn't he? I don't know. I love him, but I don't think we can get back together. I don't trust that he feels the same way as I do."
ANGI: "Well, you need to talk with him again. I know you. And you're not going to let this go. You'll spend too much time wondering if you did everything possible to make it work. Did you do everything? Did you share how you feel?"
FRIEND: "No. But I've said everything before."
ANGI: "I don't think you were completely honest before. You never told him about the problems you've had or the sacrifice you make in order to see him. So how's he supposed to appreciate that…if he doesn't know?"
In case you're wondering about the outcome: she called with a list of the good and the bad and then ended by asking what HE HEARD this time and also asking if he'd been completely honest with her. They're taking their relationship one day at a time, dating again with no pressure. The point of my story is that real people seek a happily ever after all the time. Is it a fairy tale story? No. Real life is full of the good and the bad. It's what makes us stronger. It's how we keep growing--separately and together. "AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER" indicates the end. Life is a series of stories, segments which come to a close, but it ain't over 'til it's over.
So don't stop until you've done everything in your power to keep your 'ever after' within your grasp. Exactly like Kate & Cord.
"Littered with double-crosses and violent twists, this isn’t an easy (emotional) read. Morgan tightens the coil until it springs forward in an explosive finale." ~~Romantic Times Magazine
Thanks so much for having me here today, Alexis. I'd love to hear about your happily ever after moment? Have you had more than one? PROTECTING THEIR CHILD is on shelves in May and like my backlist, always available on-line.
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Angi Morgan writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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CHAT WITH ME: Have you found your Happily Ever After?
Thanks for hosting me !!ReplyDelete
Our pleasure, Angi. Have to admit, I have found my Happily Ever After and you are right, there are a lot of ups and downs, but after 16 years I am flying high :-)ReplyDelete
16 years is awesome !!ReplyDelete
We're celebrating 24 years in a couple of weeks...
Every relationship takes work and communication. It's easy to walk away. It takes real courage and love to stay and fight for what you both want. Great blog, Angi!ReplyDelete
Thanks Elle !! I'm proud of my young friend for working at it. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I love when real life intersects the world of romance novels. This is a great story and the book looks like an awesome read! I can't wait to pick it up!ReplyDelete
Love you, gal. I can't wait for you to have time to read again. Now get back to work, girl !!Delete
I found my prince charming 25 years ago and still feel blessed!ReplyDelete
WOOT WOOT. And he's definitely a keeper!Delete
I just bought this novel and I can't wait to dig in. Reading more about Cord and Kate is making me itch to open that book right now!! Have to get through a few real life tasks before I can do that. *sigh*ReplyDelete
THANK YOU BARB !!Delete
Can't wait until February and your first Intrigue hits the shelves !!
I hope you enjoy Kate and Cord's fight for the HEA !
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Good luck, BN !!Delete
I believe Happily Ever After is worth working and fighting for.....It's been thirty two years for hubby and I and we're still here, still working at it, still fighting for it.ReplyDelete
WOO HOO, 32 years. That is awesome!Delete
Just like Alexis, my HEA is active for 16 years! I like the idea that your story portrays that they want to be together, just don't know about all the variables involved. Great idea!
Is this part of a series?
Hey Dawn, Protecting Their Child is set in Valentine, Texas. I loved writing this story. I hope to be writing some more stories in that small community... fingers crossed.Delete
Hey, Angi. Like the story line. Sounds like a good one. Would you believe coming up on 42? Absolutely ups and downs along the way, but fortunately, way more ups. Good luck with sales!ReplyDelete
Thanks Marsha and congratulations on Number 42 !!! Wow.Delete
So much devastation, so close to home. Hard to think about Happily Ever Afters. Sending my prayers to all those hit by the tornadoes. ~AngiReplyDelete
Yes, the tornado that hit Oklahoma was horrible. It missed my FIL by just a few blocks and some people we know lost homes, though thank goodness they survived. I agree that talking about happily ever after in the immediate aftermath of such tragedy is difficult, but there comes a time again, a way down the road, when people need the hope of a little happily ever after. Sending my prayers as well.ReplyDelete
Glad your FIL is okay, Regina.Delete
Let us know if there's something we can do.
Congratulations Lavendar. You won a copy of one of my backlist. We'll be in touch.ReplyDelete