This is what the back cover says:
Saving lives is who they are
Risking his life for others is all in a day's work for Coast Guard petty officer Jay Johnston. Until he comes to the rescue of Mia Frasier after her small plane goes down. Maybe it's because the empathetic blue-eyed vet wants to save the world just as passionately as Jay wants to create a safe haven for his five younger siblings, but there's no denying their bond. Despite his growing feelings for Mia, a romantic relationship isn't on Jay's radar. How can two people always on the move stay in one place long enough to create a family of their own?
Where did you get the idea for this novel?
Coast Guard officer, Jay Johnston was introduced in the first Pacific Cove book, Christmas in the Cove. In the first draft of that book, there was a love triangle involving the heroine and hero and Jay. Ultimately, it took up too much space and I had to cut it. But I totally fell for Jay! So, here he is getting his own story.
What is your favorite scene?
Heroine, Mia, is a veterinarian so there are a lot of fun scenes in this book involving cats and dogs. There’s one funny scene where Jay and his teenaged siblings are trying to trap a stray cat that is hunkered down under an old shed. Jay crawls in to try and nab the cat and, well, as tough as our Coast Guard hero is, he loses his first cat fight. I laughed out loud when I was writing it. (Love it when that happens.)
In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption, what would it say?
“Sometimes in life, love is all about meeting in the middle.” Jay and Mia only live a short distance apart in “beach miles.” It’s much farther in road miles and the homes they live in are kind of symbolic of how different their lives are. Mia lives in a million-dollar ocean view dream home with her mom and Jay lives in a run-down, rat-infested, rental shack with his teenaged brother and sister. In the story, Jay and Mia head to the beach from their respective homes and walk along the shore until they “meet in the middle.”
What does this book mean to you in a personal way?
Like so many of our Heartwarming authors and readers, I’m an over-the-top animal lover. I’ve adopted numerous rescue cats through the years and I’m currently the proud dog-mom to a rescued mini-dachshund named Lucky. I’m a huge proponent of adopting rescue pets. And, this is probably a little out there but “Coastie,” the dog that Jay rescues in this book, is inspired by my first border collie, Mishka (rest her soul.) Mishka was even smarter and more amazing than Coastie but I was afraid if I wrote her that way no one would believe it.
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What do you plan to work on next?
I am currently finishing up book seven for Heartwarming. It’s number five in my Seasons of Alaska series. I’m excited about it. But also a little nervous because it features a hero who has made an appearance in every single Seasons of Alaska book. His story is by far the most requested by readers and I don’t want to disappoint.
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