Suddenly finding herself the sole caregiver for her aging grandmother, advertising executive, Jeni Jenkins, accepts her best friend's offer to leave Nana in a beautiful Colorado Victorian cottage surrounded by friends and a competent nursing staff. Jeni expects to take care of her thriving New York business and be able to visit frequently.
Setting off sparks every time he and Jeni get near each other, sumptuous local contractor, Miles Jeffries, makes it clear that short-term, long-distance relationships will never be part of his life. As much as she captivates him, he categorically refuses to pursue any suggested entanglements with this zany woman who has no intention of sticking around. But what’s really preventing him from becoming emotionally involved with this unexpectedly enchanting temptress?
With a genuine fondness for Nana, Miles keeps Jeni up-to-date on the sometimes funny, sometimes poignant situations happening in the Colorado high country. Jeni’s worked hard for the remarkable success she now enjoys, but there’s an emptiness in her life with everyone she loves so far away.
A quick-reading, contemporary romantic escape, readers will enjoy the banter and undeniable sexual attraction between Jeni and Miles.
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Up Close and Personal SBB Interview with Mimi Foster:
In five words please describe your writing style:
Easy reading steamy romantic escape
Top three favorite titles (books or movies):
Lyon's Lady ~ Julie Garwood
Tell Me No Lies ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Do your leading characters come from any place in particular?
As far as location, in this series the men are all in the same business (home building) in the Denver/Boulder area; the women are all professionals from Denver and New York. As far as where do the ideas of the characters come from, it all started in my mind with the ending of book one (Thunder Snow) and the rest of the characters in the Thunder on the Mountain Series developed from there.
What do you do in your down time?
Ah, yes, the elusive notion of down time . . . I am an active real estate agent with a large blog following, mother of five adult daughters and grandmother to five grandkids, help my husband with some remodeling, love photography and spend time shooting pics of the mountains, natural wonders, and events in my area, I do a lot of creative design online, and I love helping people. Sometimes I get to sleep.
Top five snacks while writing:
What's your writing process?
Early, early morning writing, late afternoon writing ~ I get totally engrossed when I escape into my settings, and I turn off the phone and any distractions while I hunker down in a big, comfy chair. For my books, I start with a rough outline, always knowing the ending early, write a quick first draft, add more description in a second draft, and then edit and perfect scenes after the basic story is written.
Talk to us about your book, what is your favorite part or character?
There are a lot of parts that I love about this book. I loved both Miles (super hunky, compassionate alpha contractor) and Jeni (talented, zany, endearingly aggressive ad exec). I loved the grandmother (Nana) and the funny, poignant scenes with her. When I think about my favorite parts of the book ~ the ladder scene, the fireplace scene, when she meets Miles' sister, two beautiful picnics (one with Nana, one with Miles), and the scene at the restaurant was a lot of fun. Several more come to mind, so I think I really enjoyed the book.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Mile High Club
Is your next book going to be part of the series?
It is actually going to be about the ancestors who built the house where Thunder Struck (book two) and Thunder Storm (book three) take place. In both books, secret places and journals were discovered, telling some interesting tales. I became so enamored with daughter of the original owners (Willow) that I decided to write her story. There were some fascinating things going on in Nederland and Denver at the turn of the century, and they will impact the direction of her life. WILLOW'S SECRET is set in the early 1900s, and will be my first historical (but still steamy) romance.
ABOUT MIMI FOSTER
Mimi is a fifth-generation Floridian who grew up all over the country but considers St. Petersburg, Florida, her hometown. Having lived in Colorado for more than four decades, her greatest achievement in life is her five daughters, who have now given her five grandchildren to spoil. Blessed with being married to her best friend, she loves to write about chance encounters that change lives for the better. In addition to being an incurable romantic, Mimi is an award-winning Realtor, as well as a blogger and photographer.
She loves to hear from readers, so be sure to find her on her website (MimiFosterBooks.com), or interact with her on any of her social media sites.
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