Author's Note: A Snowbound Scandal
As the snow falls, her touch sets him aflame…
“I don’t want you to leave.”
Texas billionaire Chase Ferguson has one regret: leaving Miriam Andrix to protect her from his public life. When a snowstorm strands her in his mountain mansion, their passion reignites, and it’s too hot to resist! But reality—and scandal—arrives with the thaw. Chase turned his back on happiness once. Will he fight for what he truly wants this time?
A snowed-in book releasing in August?! I know. It surprised me, too. But with Stefanie Ferguson's book following in December, we had to give Chase some room to groove. Release dates with Harlequin are sorta... confusing. The book releases in Harlequin e-book and is able to be purchased at Harlequin.com an entire month early (in this case July 1), and then the e-book is released wide on August 1, and then the mass market paperback hits actual brick-and-mortar shelves on August 7. 😐 The staggered release dates are a challenge when sharing release dates, teasers, etc, so to simplify, I choose the first of the month to begin shouting about the book from the rooftops!
You'll find a little something different in A Snowbound Scandal: Stefanie, Chase's sister and star of her own book later this year, has her own POV. It was something I wanted to try when my editor suggested it, but I admit, I was nervous. When I write a book, I'm entrenched in the hero and heroine and that's it, but I liked having the connection to Emmett (the hero of book 3) and Stefanie "back home" in Dallas while Chase and Miriam are snowbound in Montana. It kept the connection in Texas where the series takes place and gave us a peek at just how well Emmett and Stef do NOT get along.
Chase Ferguson was one of my favorite heroes to write. A billionaire mayor, he's put his family first, and his public second, and damn his heart in the process. As a result, he left Miriam in the dust of his past and is determined not to relive that past... until she literally comes knocking on his door with pie in hand. They spend Thanksgiving avoiding treacherous weather and sensitive topics with each other, but gradually they both begin to thaw and find that the long-ago love between them is still on fire.
I hope you enjoy A Snowbound Scandal and the peek at Stef and Emmett! If you're keeping track, here is the series in order. (You can click on the book cover to go to the book's page to see teasers, excerpts, and more.)
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