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Don't go bacon my heart…
Animal lover Coco Lovingston wants to recharge her soul after a bruising attempt to succeed as an actress in Los Angeles, so she returns home to Bristol, Montana to a simpler life, working at an animal rescue clinic to recharge her broken spirit. She's perfectly content filling her days caring for abandoned creatures, enjoying lone strolls in the mountains, and reconnecting with old friends, but soon learns how precious life is when she takes a wrong turn on a dense forest hike and can't find her way out.
Elliott Barbour was seriously not looking for a pig in his life. In fact, the only reason he'd even stopped by the Second Chances rescue clinic was to get his mother a kitten for her birthday. Until he's talked out of it by a cute employee who argues that a cat can live a long, damned time, and his mom wasn't getting any younger. Which would mean he'd get stuck some day with a fusty feline: pure torture, what with his allergies. When he takes one look at Oink, the miniature pig batting her come-hither lashes at him, what's he to do but go in whole-hog and bring her home as the unusual pet his mother never knew she'd love? Too late he realizes that he's got an unwanted pig in a poke, since miniature pigs are a lot of work and don't remain so tiny after all, and his mom declines the porcine gift.
No sooner is the feisty little porker making him crazy than he's tasked with spearheading the rescue of some dumb woman who's gone missing after foolishly heading off in the mountains without even a cell phone or a bottle of water. Elliott counts the minutes till he can give her a piece of his mind for her irresponsibility—that is, if he's even able to find her alive.
About the Author
Thank you so much for reading my books! I hope you'll find some that keep you from doing the dishes, or vacuuming, or maybe even cause you to stay up later than you'd planned to (although I covet my sleep, so I'd feel guilty if I was to blame for that too often!).
I'm the author of SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, winner of Romantic Times/Dorchester Publishing's American Title III contest, bestseller SLIM TO NONE, the IT'S REIGNING MEN contemporary romance series, including SOMETHING IN THE HEIR, HEIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW, BAD TO THE THRONE, LOVE IS IN THE HEIR and SHAME OF THRONES (book 6, THRONE FOR A LOOP, comes out in March); ANYWHERE BUT HERE; WHERE THE HEART IS; the memoir BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS; the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET; two contemporary romances as Erin Delany: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, & COMPROMISING POSITIONS. I have a funny dog story in I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP. And I've got many more novels in the works!
I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, Marie-Claire.com, and on NPR's Day to Day. I honed my fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs I've held have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that I wasn't cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably my highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (once being Prince Charles' photographer in Washington!). Oh I'm also the volunteer coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival, which is a great one!
I live in Virginia with my husband and a small menagerie; we have three grown children, one of whom lives in Australia and I dream of visiting her there. I love all things Italian, regularly fantasize about traveling to exotic locales, and feel a little bit guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house.
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