My friend and critic partner, Joselyn Vaughn, is a runner. I don’t understand runners but I respect that she fits running in between writing fantastic sweet romance books, managing a household with three preschoolers, and doing volunteer work. I imagine the solitariness of running is the only time she can think up new plot lines. But that is only my guess.
Today her latest is out but it is a bittersweet release. The Boston Marathon bombing hit her hard. With her running, she would have been due to finish about the time the devices exploded and been training for a marathon closer to home. That coupled with her latest romance release is about running. Climbing Heartbreak Hill is about Ryan, a professional runner at a crossroads because of an injury. He returns home and meets Tara, who he met years earlier. She is trying to finish the last of tax season’s filings when her boss goes into labor early. Can they coach each other into believing in their future filled with romance? Or will the tax Grinch have them running from an audit?
Because of her compassion for the families affected by the Boston bombing, Joselyn is donating a portion of the proceeds from Climbing Heartbreak Hill to One Fund Boston. Her books can be read in any order but many characters make appearances from book to book. Her first book, CEOs Don’t Cry, was just an Amazon best seller in Great Britain. I suspect Courting Sparks, her second book, will soon follow.
Tara Mansfield who is the main character in Climbing Heartbreak Hill has a small appearance in CEOs Don’t Cry. Here is the official book blurb for Tara and Ryan:
Professional runner, Ryan Grant, blows out his knee training for another attempt at the Boston marathon and the dreaded Heartbreak Hill. Ryan retreats home, not looking for anything more than a fast recovery, but he finds solace in the arms of his tax preparer, Tara Mansfield.
Tara’s cheerleading career ended abruptly and she faces an upward climb beating the stereotype as dumb blonde in her new calling as an accountant. Framed with defrauding the IRS during the last weeks of the tax season, Tara’s tentative confidence is shaken, but Ryan coaches her in ensnaring the true perpetrator. She cheers him on in discovering his identity as a coach rather than an athlete.
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