Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.
Matty’s up to something — Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can’t resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos — a kiss as fiery as the flame-red Indian Paintbrush that’s always reminded him of Matty.
Maybe — just maybe — his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.
I’m so proud my readers say my books blend “laughter and tears” with characters who “live and breathe.” That’s what ties together my romance and women’s fiction books as Patricia McLinn (www.PatriciaMcLinn.com) and now a new mystery series starting with SIGN OFF as P.A. McLinn (www.PAMcLinn.com).
I hope you’ll enjoy my 26 award-winning and best-selling romance and women’s fiction books, along with the non-fiction title WORD WATCH: A Writer’s Guide to the
Slippery, Sneaky and Otherwise Tricky.
SIGN OFF, published in August 2012 under P.A. McLinn, opens the mystery series “Caught Dead in Wyoming.” Elizabeth Margaret Danniher’s high-flying TV news reporter career crash-lands in tiny KWMT in Sherman, Wyoming after she divorced her power network exec. As she tries to find her feet in a new place and new life, she is drawn in to the case of a murdered sheriff’s deputy.
As for me, I had a great Midwestern childhood, though I did run away from home once – heading for Hollywood. Alas, Dairy Queen came before the train station, seriously depleting my capital. Otherwise I surely would have been the only Oscar-winning screenplay writer under ten.
Instead, I followed the normal education track: BA and MSJ from Northwestern. Then, not quite as normal (especially way back then), I became a sports writer. It’s great training for writing – dialogue, character, motivation, conflict, goals. (All that went into my Winter Olympic-set “gold-medal winner” THE GAMES: Medals can be won, careers can be made, hearts can be lost in the sixteen days of the Winter Olympics.) Plus, I didn’t have to get up early.