You’ve seen the politician apology press conference, right? It’s where the disgraced politician apologizes for [INSERT BAD BEHAVIOR HERE], hangs his head, and swears he’ll do better. Sometimes his wife is there at the podium, offering her support.
Have you ever wondered why the wife stood up there with him? What happened after the press conference? Whether the marriage would survive and, if so—why?
Which brings me to Beau Taylor, the unfaithful and self-destructive former governor and hero of my latest Harlequin/Kimani Romance, Redemption’s Kiss.
As you’ve probably realized by now, Beau’s not very heroic when the story opens. In fact, having torpedoed his marriage to Jillian, the love of his life, in my last book, Campaign for Seduction, he’s the lowest of the low. He has nothing to live for and no one to care if he dies.
Once, long ago, he had everything in the palm of his hand: career, prestige, and, best of all, the love of Jillian, the woman he’s always worshipped. But then things went horribly wrong, he made poor choices, and he lost it all, including his zest for life.
These days, he drinks, parties, and fills the excruciating hours with meaningless women. Every day he hates himself just a little bit more than yesterday. Every day he searches for a reason to exist and comes up empty.
And then, in a nightmarish flash, everything changes, and this is where the real story begins.
Can Beau change? Is he redeemable?
I think so.
Suddenly, he has a second chance at life, one he’s determined not to waste. Now, nothing will stop him from healing his damaged soul and becoming a worthwhile human being. Nothing will stop him from becoming the world’s best father to his precious little girl. Nothing will stop him from becoming a deserving partner to Jillian, and reclaiming her love.
I hope you’ll pick up a copy of his story, which is on shelves now!
But first, tell me: can you forgive a romance hero who’s cheated? Who are some of your favorite really-screwed-up heroes?