My romances are inspired by real people, the men and women I met while I was a Navy wife. Many of characters are influenced by my friends, neighbors and peers, the silent heroes and heroines I was so fortunate to meet when I was part of the military community.
More specifically, my Wounded Warrior series draws inspiration from the military heroes who have given so much for our country. The series is about strong, self-reliant heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, skilled, sexy military heroes who challenge their limits to protect the women they love.
The Asset is about Lia Stuart, a woman desperate to escape her dangerous past and Ash Hunter, the Navy SEAL who would lay down his life to save her. Ash is also on the run, from his superiors, but worse, from his uncertain future. When we meet him, he has just bolted from the hospital, suffering from a crippling infection and PTSD. Along with his trained service dog, he flees to his hometown to the isolated lakeside cottage where he confronts Lia’s shotgun and the limits of his broken body.
But when Lia risks her life to care for Ash, he discovers that he’s not the only one suffering from PTSD. Together, Ash and Lia have to defeat the evil that threatens to destroy their lives as they struggle to heal, not only Ash’s broken body but Lia’s shattered soul.
What I love most about The Asset is that it is a story about hope, courage, resilience, redemption and love’s extraordinary healing power. I’m really awed by the wounded warriors returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think these men and women and the families that support them are amazing. Their strength in the face of adversity, their determination to reclaim their lives and their resilience are extraordinary. I hope that in The Asset, Lia and Ash honor their stories.