I brainstormed this book with my niece who felt she had the perfect plot for a romantic suspense.
It was a hoot, getting all of her ideas and then rolling them into a manuscript that would work. I pictured her as Rylee and had her personality come out often during the writing.
She wanted me to create a stowaway on a cruise ship – a young boy. Then I had to add a black kitty in the story because of her own precious pet Boo.
It’s wonderful being able to write under these conditions, often using personality traits from my own loving family in my characters.
Rylee can’t believe her rotten luck…
Being chosen as one of the agents to play bodyguard to a spoiled billionaire while sailing on a Caribbean cruise, depresses her… a lot. The dude – so important to the government that they’re willing to provide the best to protect him – won’t even know they’re in place. The big question – why her? She prefers work that matters, the dirty jobs, on the streets, in the trenches, and her boss knows it. Keeping Mr. Fancy Pants out of the clutches of a worshiping stalker, mercenaries and a man out to seek revenge for an old injustice just annoys her.
Not excited about his pending cruise, before boarding the ship, Jake Andrews sees an enticing woman on the pier and decides it might not be so bad after all. Becoming landlord to two stowaways – one being a tiny kitten – isn’t at all in his plans for this vacation either. His goal is to finish his phone app for the Pentagon, have a good long rest to heal from recent stress and take a break from being threatened, stalked and attacked.
But if he can spend some of the voyage romancing this chick, that might add enough spice to his days… and nights for the trip to prove eventful.
Eventful doesn’t even come close…