I love dark heroes.
After I finished writing ROYAL’S BRIDE, the book I call my
Cinderella story, I was ready for a change. Reese, the
moody, brooding, dark-haired, blue-eyed brother in
REESE’S BRIDE, is far different from his fair-haired Prince
Charming brother, Royal, the Duke of Bransford. Reese
is angry and bad-tempered, a war veteran injured while
fighting with the British cavalry. A victim of the war
and trapped by the promise he made his dying father, Reese
is forced to give up the life he loved and begin what he
considers the boring life of a country gentleman. Worse
yet, Reese’s ex-fiancée, Elizabeth Aldridge, the woman
who betrayed him for another man, is now a widow and living
on the estate next door.
I’ve written dark heroes before. Captain Ethan Sharp in DEVIL’S NECKLACE. The Earl of Greville in HEARTLESS. Damien Falon in DEVIL’S PRIZE. I love to watch the heroine redeem these lost souls. Perhaps every romantic has a little of that need to nurture and reform. These sullen, temperamental men are a challenge a woman can’t resist. Whatever the case, I have written a goodly number over the years, some of which are among my all time favorites, including the ones I mentioned above. But Reese is also a favorite, so dark and sexy, his anger against Elizabeth disguising the love he still feels for her. Clearly, Reese believes, there is no way to repair the hurt that each has suffered at the other’s hands. And there is Elizabeth’s sweet little boy that Reese wants to ignore, but simply cannot.
It’s an emotional story, the kind I love to write. I’m hoping readers will enjoy REESE’S BRIDE as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Warmest wishes to all. Kat
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