Amy and Craig were officially engaged, which had been widely celebrated by the townspeople who were now eagerly waiting for the nuptial announcement. Overcoming all obstacles to get to this point in their relationship Amy realizes there will be a few more before they get to tie the knot. Planning a wedding should be a piece of cake … after all, everyone in town is as eager as they are for the planned nuptials. Too eager, as things turn out
Craig is eager to keep their weddings plans to themselves in an attempt to keep the hype under control but avoiding the enthusiastic interference of the townspeople is the least of their worries… Everyone it would seem was happy about the impending wedding or are they?
Will the wedding go off without a hitch or will evil step in and keep them apart in the end?
Amy Barrett stretched and opened her eyes, then grinned when she realized she was in Craig’s bed at the ranch. She spotted the ring sitting snugly on the ring finger of her left hand. She was engaged.
It had taken a few false starts—one of which she’d had no knowledge of—but she was officially an engaged woman. Now all she had to do was run the gauntlet of the gossips, her mother, and the engagement party the town would expect before she could even begin to contemplate a wedding.
Her mother would demand New York City nuptials, complete with every socialite and celebrity residing on the island of Manhattan. Amy wouldn’t be surprised if the guest list her mother penned included the mayor.
If she managed to escape an over-the-top New York wedding befitting someone of her mother’s status, Amy would then have to fight the locals—more specifically, the local gossip group—to have the wedding she wanted.
Amy wondered what they had planned. She had no doubt the ceremony would be held in the church, followed by a reception in the town hall. Amy also knew the entire town would expect invitations.
First, she needed to survive an engagement party. Her mother wouldn’t be too concerned with the party—she would only care about the wedding. Her mother wasn’t big on engagement parties. Although, when she’d failed to score an invitation to the society event of the season a few years’ back, she had been livid and had taken to her bed for two days.
Her mother had only emerged when the happy couple eloped in Vegas the morning after their engagement. “Of all places.” Her mother had laughed for days. “So tacky.” She had been even happier when the marriage dissolved after just a few short months. “Look what happens when you choose sleaze instead of class.”
Amy’s eyebrow rose as she thought it might, perhaps, be what she should do. Elope. She hugged her pillow to herself. Her mother would have a complete meltdown, which made it even more appealing.
She rolled over lazily to look at the clock. It was almost lunch time. She threw back the covers and reached for her robe, then made her way downstairs, surprised at the quiet. Craig was an early riser, even on a Saturday. She expected to find him cooking up a wonderful meal for their lunch, but frowned when she found the kitchen empty.
Amy shrugged and lifted the coffee pot, then poured some into the mug Craig always set out for her. He was the most practical and thoughtful man she had ever met.
She took the spoon and lifted the lid from the sugar bowl, then saw the note. Her eyebrow rose as she opened it, and she smiled as she recognized his handwriting. “One sugar and one coffee only.”
Let's find out a little more about Amy
1. Are you upset your name is not in the title?
Not at all. I like the title.
2. Is your love interest the way you pictured him or her?
Or would you have preferred someone with a different hair color. He wasn’t exactly what I envisioned but then again I was actually looking for anyone. He kind off found me.
3. Do you have any annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?
Yes I bite my nails. Shocking I know but I have been doing it all my life and it is a habit hard to break. I’m also not a fan of public toilets.
4. Do you have siblings? Are you close to them?
No siblings. Being an only child probably helped me to be the ambitious person I am today.
5. Any hobbies we might be interested in knowing about?
I love reading romance novels.
6. Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?
For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a lawyer.
8. Are you planning to make an appearance in a sequel? If not are you unhappy about that?
Yes I appear in two more books – The Arrival and The Proposal and there is a rumour going around I may also be in a fourth.
9. Is you’re hero/heroine a good kisser?
Craig is a great kisser.
10. Are you happy with the setting? Did you want a bigger house or car?
I loved my little cottage it had everything I needed at the time but now I live at the ranch. I cannot imagine living anywhere else.
11. How many re-writes did you have to live through?
Far too many. And the more coffee she had the worse things become. It was a case of “lay off the coffee already.”
12. Did your author listen to you when you tried to redirect her/him?
13. Did your story end too soon?
No but I am dying to find out what happens next.
14. Who was your favorite supporting character?
Apart from Craig I would have to pick Hannah she and I get on really well and have developed a real friendship.
15. Do you expect your story to become a series with you as a recurring character?
Yes I feel it has worked well as a series.
16. Were you happy with your wardrobe?
Yes I get to wear all the things I like.
17. Did you fight much with your author or did you two see eye-to-eye?
She never let me get a word in edgeways probably due to all that caffeine she consumed maybe she should stick to drinking tea.