In order to climb Mauna Kea, Grace needs to work on her endurance. Like, a lot. So what better place to do that than her neighborhood gym?
Unfortunately there's a not-so-small problem standing, or rather sitting, in her way.
A problem in the shape of one of the hottest guys Grace has ever seen. He's got abs, arms, and the scariest resting murder face this side of the Terminator. Everyone in the gym avoids him. Do they know something she doesn't? But unless she wants to face the snow and ice-filled Brooklyn streets, the only treadmill is right... next... to... him!
Is Grace woman enough to overcome her trepidations? And is her new gym partner secretly an assassin in disguise?
This steamy romantic comedy features a self-confident heroine with curves, a complete cinnamon roll, lots of unusual holidays, and a HEA.
About the Author
Christina Rose Andrews is actually two friends, Lark and Rose, writing underneath one penname.
A native of Colorado, Lark currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the mother to three fur babies: London, Shikamaru, and Pazu. She has an adorable godson and several very neglected plants. She graduated from East Grand Rapids High School. While at Central Michigan University, she initially studied Education and even made it to student teaching before realizing the career wasn’t for her. She graduated with a degree in “Do you want fries with that?” otherwise known as History and Earth Science. She’s a bit of Jack of all Trades, which is oddly useful when it comes to writing and gives her several real life analogues for characters and plots. In her spare time, she likes to help put on large fandom conventions and hang out with family and friends.
Rose is a New Yorker through and through. She is the proud parent of a well-mannered potted plant and the aunt to an adorable set of twins and a cute pit bull puppy. While most of her family went to Harvard, she bucked tradition and went to Haverford, where she received a degree in “How to be a Cult Leader” aka Religion and Psychology. After graduating, she pursued a master’s degree in Library Science at Pratt Institute. Currently, she works as a librarian in the suburbs of New York City. When she’s not on the train to work, she likes to read, play video games, and have tea. Because TEA!!!
Lark and Rose met in an online writing community in 2009 and promptly had an argument. After that, it was a long slippery slope into co-authorship. They chose to write cross-cultural romance since it was something close to their hearts and it was damn near impossible to find stories featuring characters they wanted to see. Both Lark and Rose are proponents for destigmatizing mental health, solving problems through conversation and listening, and creating real characters -- not caricatures.
They have presented at internationally recognized events.