As a pampered and adored daughter of a wealthy Southern family Rory’s life was seemingly perfect until her troubled childhood crush moves back in across the street forcing her to choose between him and the life that has been chosen for her.
As if that isn’t enough, her quiet island town has turned dangerous. A good friend has gone missing, lending truth to the rumors of a serial kidnapper. In her quest to help she becomes a target and will have to make choices about love, friendship and the inevitable sacrifice that they both require.
Author Guest Post: Gage
Gage was a bit of an enigma to me. He was standoffish and wasn’t too keen on letting me into his head. In “Crushing” you never see his point of view but when I tried to figure out his motivation, where he was coming from and how he felt, it wasn’t easy.
He’s good looking, of course, it is a YA romance novel for heaven’s sake but it took me awhile to get under the surface of who he was. Then I found out why. He’s damaged. He’s had loss and tragedy in his life. A lot of it. He’s not too willing to put himself out there.
So why is he a hero? Why pick someone damaged like that? Well because while he’s hesitant to put himself out there emotionally, physically don’t mess with the people he cares about. He’s a defender of women, children and recalcitrant puppies. What’s not to love?
He also put’s our main character, Rory, in her place. Now I’m not saying she’s spoiled but she is pampered and a bit used to getting her way. He’s not one to be pushed around and he picks and chooses who he listens to.
If know anything about me you know I have a bad boy problem. Love them. They’re good at heart right? This is not a good plan for real life but in fiction I can indulge myself and Gage is just bad enough. He’s not a push over but he has a heart.
Even now with the book being finished I don’t think I know everything there is to know about Gage. Truthfully I think he likes it that way.