With grief fresh on his mind on a foggy, cold Saturday morning, Derrick’s only goal is to get through the day. Meeting shy, sweet Sydney changes everything for Derrick. Too bad Sydney’s not interested. Can Derrick convince the beautiful artist that he’s not the player she thinks he is? Derrick has more than one reason to be patient and take things slow. He’s got a few secrets, the kind that could make a woman run fast in the other direction. Sydney is already skittish enough but keeping secrets is twisting Derrick’s heart into knots.
Sydney isn’t interested in the charming lawyer with the gorgeous blue eyes and slightly southern accent. That’s the lie she tells herself when she puts Derrick in the friend zone. A few bad experiences have put her off the idea of serious relationships and Derrick is way too tempting. Finding Derrick naked in his living room puts an end to the vague status of their relationship, and Sydney unwillingly falls hard after a night of passion.
Is love stronger than fear. Will these two have the courage to take the final leap? Thanks to an obsessed stalker, Derrick and Sydney may not live long enough to find out!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In writing Wolf's Challenge, I was inspired by the notion that love is often messy and scary. There's risk involved, not to mention the tremendous fear of betrayal people have after being burned once or twice. My goal was to create a story where the hero and heroine had both endured betrayal and tragedy and had to dig deep to find the courage to trust and to love.
In Wolf's Challenge, there are characters who make mistakes, characters who misjudge and make decisions based on fear. Regrets, secrets, desires, strength, and courage all play a role in this story. Strong heroines and tough but vulnerable heroes are my favorite kind of characters to write.