Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

a whole lot of fun - Don't Let Him Go (I Want Morrison #1) by Kay Harris

"Many incidents which you would expect to occur result in quite the opposite, and an unexpected attraction develops, with incredibly steamy interludes. I thoroughly enjoyed this love story with a difference, and recommend it to readers who like a steamy romance filled with adventure, humor, passion, drama, and a world of surprises." - Rosie, Goodreads


Published: May 2017

When a strict and careful corporate lawyer collides with a laid-back, risk-taking activist they find an unexpected, unexplainable, and possibly, an unemployment-risking kind of love. 

Candace Gleason is making all of her dreams come true. She passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary as a corporate attorney. Everything seems to be working out perfectly. That is until she’s assigned to keep the boss’s petulant son out of trouble. 

Jack Morrison is the rebellious black sheep of a mighty real estate family. He runs a non-profit whose mission is to save poor people from evil corporations, like the one his own family owns. He is obnoxious, horrible, ridiculously charming, and insanely hot. He is the bane of Candace’s very existence. 

Candace has more to worry about than just keeping Jack from chaining himself to bulldozers, though. She has to keep him from locking up her heart, too. 

This contemporary romance has a touch of sweet, a little-bit sexy, and a whole lot of fun. It does not have a cliffhanger and contains a perfect HEA! 

‘Don’t Let Him Go’ is part of the three-book series ‘I Want Morrison.’ Each book in the series deals with a different Morrison sibling and each can be read as a stand-alone.

Meet the Author:
Something unique/quirky about me: 

I am a bonefide, verified, genuine museum junky. In fact, museums often appear in my novels. I have been to more museums than I can actually count, but it's certainly in the triple digits. I will go to any kind of museum in any place I visit in my travels. I find that museums can tell you so much, not just about the subject matter it deals with, but also about the community it is in, the people who envisioned it, care for it, and visit it. There are grand museums in this country from the Met to the Smithsonians to the collection of museums in the Golden Gate Park. But there are also thousands of small, out-out-of-the-way museums that specialize in unique subjects. They have stories that are not always at the front of our minds, but that are part of the important fabric our history and culture. I've been to many of these wonderful repositories of information and interpretation. Here are five lesser known and very unique museums: 

The Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY - Among the rusted farm implements lies the Cardiff Giant. A trip through agriculture history and hoaxery. 

Werner Wildlife Museum in Casper, WY - An astounding array of stuffed animals (not the Winnie the Pooh variety) awaits here. 

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Cody, WY - The stark and poignant story of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II is told here with a stellar museum and a set of original ruins. 

Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, AZ - While not strictly a museum, it is an archaeological site that also features a museum. I've been to dozens of pueblo sites (I'm slightly obsessed with them), but this one is truly spectacular and often overlooked in the shadow of the nearby Grand Canyon. 

National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, NV - From the duck and cover memorabilia to the Area 51 special exhibit, this is one you have to see for yourself. 

Whenever I find myself traveling through a town, big or small, and I see a little brown sign announcing a museum nearby, I exclaim, point, and demand that my very patient husband immediately change our course and take me there. It has made my life immeasurably better. I highly recommend it! 

My newest novel "Don't Let Him Go" is set in San Francisco, a city I've had a lifelong love affair with as a visitor, and for a short time, I had the privilege of living in. I decided to try to put down in words what it is about the City by the Bay that so captivates me. 

As a kid we visited San Francisco and my memories were of the smell of the ocean, the cool breeze, the soft squish of sourdough bread in my teeth and the tart taste of it on my tongue, and of course, the sound of the street cars. They were fond memories that I carried with me. I declared it to be 'my favorite U.S. city' and often longed to go back. 

When I lived there years later and tried to explain to family and friends what it was like I often described my daily commute to work. My apartment was in the East Bay. So I would ride my bike to the ferry stop. The weather was within a twenty degree range year round, so it wasn't a harsh ride, unless it was raining. I gazed at the City as I waited on the dock, or I watched the fog roll slowly over it. Then I spent a relaxing twenty minutes on the ferry, sailing beneath the Bay Bridge, catching a glimpse of that cold and lonely rock, Alcatraz, in the distance. When we arrived in the City itself I'd disembark and walk into the historic Ferry Building where I got some strong SF coffee before walking down Market Street. Some days there was a farmer's market lining the street, other days I wove through venders selling jewelry or art. The bustling street never failed to entertain as I walked down it, watching the City wake up. 

In the evening, I retraced my route. Then the City was alive with a different kind of energy. People were excited or tired, moving quickly to get home or to the bar. Lines formed at bus stops and outside of local pubs. Gone was the farmer's market. Instead, I dodged skateboarders and runners, people in suits and heels hustling to catch the bus, the BART, or the Ferry. The energy was a thing that hung in the air. 

Ultimately, it is not the sights or sounds but a feeling, a sense, a moment of all that the City is that I love. And I tried to put that love into the book.

About the author:
I am a college professor, former park ranger, and anthropologist. People observation is in my blood. I write contemporary romance novels that emphasize character development and dialogue. The situations my characters find themselves in might not be everyday, but they could happen.

I have always loved romance novels of all kinds, and I've been writing love stories since I was kid. It wasn't until I was approaching a very significant birthday that that I decided to write down some of those stories in full length novels.

The Love on Tour series is a coming together of my love of romance and my love of rock n' roll. In particular I am a fan of classic rock (which might be obvious if you read my books). The titles of the books in the series are actually the song titles from one particular artist. If you can guess which singer/songwriter it is you get a gold star!

I grew up in Michigan, have since lived all over the west, including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, and Nevada. I love to hike, am obsessed with museums, and take my 6'5 husband on 'adventures' all over the West.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

wendy Hutton said...

sounds like an interesting book, thanks for sharing

LAFF said...

Wow, the author was a park ranger, among other things. How fascinating!

Kathy Davis said...

I love the idea of falling in love with a story. This book looks great.