Josephine Kent is single, and a bit cynical, but, she's an ever hopeful, romantic. Having yet to meet Sir Lasting means that he could be anyone. While Josie's
not necessarily hunting for Mr. Lifetime Worthy, she knows that the world is full of awesome guys, and is enjoying the view as she wonders just what her own T. Love might really be like; and what type of woman could really love him.
When she's not falling for the guy she happens to be writing about, the truest loves of her life are daily lunch dates with Bob Ross, cooking pretty petite edibles, and conversations with her six nephews. In her dreams she is a great mathematician, a budgeting diva, a do-it-yourself maven, and a bohemian fashionista. In reality, she's numerically dyslexic. She always ends up spending the money saved from budgeting. Her do-it-yourself fails are often epic. And she still hasn't quite mastered the art of mixing prints.
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What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is 'The Chef's Choice'. It should have been written before 'Jackson's Mark', but I needed to establish the central location of the series. Chef Peter meets the woman of his dreams, and so far, she's been very easy to get. The trouble is, what seems easy to get turns out to be a whole lot of work to keep. Her name is Emille, and she's a composite of women I know.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in the West Indies. My parents were avid readers, so books were literally everywhere. My siblings are all older, and they'd have textbooks around the place. My folks would read those as well as their own fiction and nonfiction books, leading by example. The school system was big on literacy and Caribbean writers, some of whom lived in my community. My grandfather specialized in writing toasts. The written word was all around me as a child, and I wanted to be the next Jamaica Kincaid, Sam Selvon, and Simon Jones-Hendrickson, Austin Clark, V.S. Niapaul, Zee Edgell, Merle Hodge. What I didn't anticipate was that I'd end up falling in love with the Romance Genre, or that I'd end up migrating to Texas.
Peter Anjou is the Executive Chef at 'Jackson's Mark', South Texas' most famous steakhouse. He has everything he could possibly want out of life: a great job, amazing friends, female companionship whenever he wants it. And Emille Carter. Everything he does is for her.
When they fall out of contact, there's only one way for Peter to get his world back into equilibrium. Find her where she is.
Their one night together was a complete letdown, but Hilliard Griffin was still obsessed with her. When the woman he knows only as 'Anna' stumbles into his office ill, he accepts his fate. The problem is that Anna doesn't believe that they belong together. After she repeatedly rejects him, he decides to wait at the finish line for her to realize what true love is.
Amaryllis Ashley is tired of waiting passively at home for her husband's attention. And she is beginning to hate him for tempting her into divorce. Amy, after all, married for life.
Given the options of sleeping with his wife or sleeping on the sofa, Orion Ashley took the sofa. He would never touch her in the home she'd inherited. Orion never bargained on his wife kicking herself out of the bed.
Marcia has had a major problem for a long time. His name is Jackson Cole. She's tried fighting back, and she's tried ignoring him. But that's the trouble with problems. They won't just go away.
Jack is tired of his intentions being misinterpreted where Marcia's concerned. He hijacks her for the holidays, hoping she'll stay put long enough for him to show her how he really feels about her.
Corvette and Brody have been friends since the day she recruited him to be her hero.
Now older, it appears that only Brody has grown wiser. Only one thing in Brody's love-life remains constant: Corvette. Every breakup was caused by her refusal to let their friendship die.
Brody's drawing the line. Either he convinces the woman with the most staying power to stay with him, or he moves on.
Margo is tired of Kellie's refusal to become romantically involved with someone, even temporarily. In order to help her friend live a more fulfilled life, she arranges for a girl's night at a trendy restaurant.
When Margo arrives nearly an hour late, she finds Kellie with a glass in her hand and a gleam in her eye.