GUEST POST BY NICOLE HELM
Tell me about your literal hottie and why am I going to love him.
Thanks so much for having me today. My "literal hottie"'s name is Ryan Harrington from my current release, Risky Return. He's a former divorce lawyer now working with his brother at his family's private airport in rural Kansas, helping his brother's girlfriend create a reality show about Ryan and his identical twin fixing up planes for celebrities.
In order to accomplish that, Ryan calls in a favor from a friend. Okay, an ex-wife. Well, actually technically, still his wife, and also a world famous actress, America's Sweetheart if you will.
Celia's none too happy to be brought back to her home town, and Ryan isn't particularly thrilled to still have feelings for the woman who left him high and dry. But he does, and sparks fly, as they tend to do.
Ryan doesn't always make the best decisions, but at his heart he's a man who wants home, belonging, and love. He also wants what's best for the people he loves, and goes about helping them get it, which is probably his best trait. He sees Celia, the real Celia, in a way no one else does, and once he realizes his mistakes, he isn't afraid to do what it takes to atone for them.
Oh, also, I like to picture him as a green-eyed, not-Australian Chris Hemsworth, if that helps. ;)
Blurb: Blackmail never felt so right.
Celia Grant has spent the last ten years keeping her past at bay, building her Hollywood reputation as America's Sweetheart. When ex-boyfriend Ryan Harrington threatens to reveal her darkest secrets, she has no choice but to return to Demo, Kansas, and the people she left behind. In exchange for Ryan's silence, she will appear in a reality television show that promises to save his family's legacy.
Ryan Harrington knows an opportunity when he sees one, and using Celia to save his family is one he can’t ignore. But he didn’t count on the pull they still have on each other.
Celia reminds herself that she and Ryan were never destined to have a happily ever after ending like in the movies she stars in. But even as the ghosts of her past refuse to be suppressed any longer, she finds herself tempted by the hopes of a love she never thought she could have. Between secrets, fame, and love, Celia’s made the riskiest return of all.
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Nicole Helm grew up with her nose in a book and a dream of becoming a writer. Luckily, after a few failed career choices, a husband, and two kids, she gets to pursue that dream.
Nicole lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons, and writes her novels one baby's nap at a time. She's slightly (okay, totally) addicted to Twitter (@nicolethelm), loves watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and her dream is to someday own a barn.
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