Archive for July 17th, 2008

Why can’t everybody just leave him alone? All Sean Rafferty wants is solitude to recover from a gunshot wound. That’s why he’s here on Maine’s isolated Osprey Island: to heal and move on. But how can he face going back to being a Massachusetts state police officer since he’s sworn off ever playing hero again?

Unfortunately, Sean can’t avoid heroics when neighboring Connie Bradford’s daughter keeps getting into trouble. And the fiercely independent Connie makes it clear she doesn’t need a rescuer— reluctant or otherwise. The mother-and-daughter antics make his solitude seem almost too quiet. Despite himself, Sean finds this pair wrestling their way into his heart…as if they belong there.

Who’s Your Hero?

Romance novel heroes tend to be an iconic lot. They’re tall, dark and handsome, frequently a cop, a cowboy, a P.I. or a millionaire. I’m not complaining,  having written all of the above (and enjoyed the task quite a bit). That includes Sean Rafferty from my new Harlequin SuperRomance release, Nobody’s Hero. He’s a Mass state trooper who’d rather not be a hero after being shot on the job. Tall? Check. Dark? Check. Handsome? Check. Does he end up a hero despite his worst intentions? Checkmate!

Real-life heroes aren’t as easy to categorize. They might be bald or homely or pudgy. Some perform heroic acts, while others do nothing more spectacular than going to work every day to take care of their families. These everyday heroes are all around us, typically unsung.

Who’s your everyday hero? What the one trait you feel a hero–fictional or real–must have?

I’ll send an autographed copy of Nobody’s Hero to a winner chosen randomly from the comment section. Meanwhile…

Here’s to heroes!

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