“I like the red glow that’s beginning to cover your cheeks,” Mac remarked, “and STOP isn’t the safe word.”
Keriann McKenna and I have always been a team, partners in crime so to speak. When I got married it was on a shoestring budget, a very thin shoestring. It was Keriann who took me out dumpster diving the night before the wedding. We hit every florist in town and ended up with some beautiful bouquets. She even provided the music, singing The Wedding Song and my favorite John Denver hit as she played her guitar. Keriann is very multi-talented.
She’s also more well-traveled than I am, as she’s lived all over the U.S. and out of it. I’ve always considered her a trail blazer and far gutsier than me. Once she drove a van from Seattle to New York for a visit with six children including a newborn, all on her own. That would terrify me, but for Keriann it was no big deal. As a writer I think she’s braver than I am, willing to color outside the lines. She brings a ‘sophistication’ to these novels that I don’t have and I add the ‘down home’.
The Key to Annie's Heart is the first book in The Fall River Series. This book will be followed by, MacDermot's Bride in March 2015 and The MacDermots of Scotland, sometime this summer.
To live a rancher's life in the Rocky Mountains had always been Mac's dream. He loved his place on Fall River. He was a success by anyone's measure, except his own. He failed to keep his wife content to be at home, although "home" was a dream put to architectural drawings. Too many nights she preferred to stay in town with friends rather than make the trip up the mountain. She liked to party, and winding mountain roads coupled with too much to drink ended her life. Could Mac ever forgive himself for his wife’s death?
In all his ways Mac was basic, even when it came to sex. He was a standard missionary position kind of guy with an occasional variation. That would have to change; he wanted a wife and a family—a second chance.
Annie Campbell was a busy event planner at a five star hotel in the city. Fiercely independent, she wouldn't consider herself sexually savvy; she certainly was open to new experiences. It had been six lonely years since her husband died. It was time to move on and setting her fears aside, she joined an Internet dating site.
After reading what she considered to be a damn near perfect profile, she sent Mac a brief note and waited. He had no idea just how independent she was. She had no idea how over-protective he was—but they were about to find out.
Could Mac pull it off? Could a country guy woo a city gal, stop researching how to please a woman, and put it into practice…and what about Annie? Could she surrender some of her independence and learn to submit to him? Read their story!