Ahhh, we made it. Choose To Love will be released the 31st of this month. This is the 2nd book in the Blackhawk Brother’s series and is Grant’s story.
It is the first time I’ve attempted paranormal, and albeit it’s light, it ramps up the intensity for the sensual plot. As I wrote the story I realized I needed something more than a mere mortal to justify the instant and over the moon attraction Grant feels for Baylee.
Baylee Gallagher is ready to start a family. But not marriage. She doesn’t even want a man in the picture except for the one specific thing she needs to make a baby. She’s set to use a sperm bank until she sees Doctor Grant Blackhawk. He’s perfect, and in her direct way she decides to just ask him to father her baby. With no prior warning she arranges to meet him.
Dr. Grant Blackhawk is blindsided when Baylee propositions him. He doesn’t see her request as a compliment and makes it crystal clear. So why can’t he get her out of his mind? She haunts his dreams. Adding to his torment is the fact that the totem he denies exists is asserting itself. Its surreal instincts know Baylee is Grant’s mate, or in the pure human vernacular, his soul mate.
She took a deep breath. “When I talked to Alicia, she explained the procedure. It wouldn’t take very much of your time…”
He glared over at her. It looked like she’d finally gotten a reaction. That was good, now they could move it along. “If you’d rather not used artificial insemination, I’m open to other options.”
God, it sounded like he growled. “Like we could go to my room…”
“What in the hell do you take me for? Or am I missing something here? You want me, what, to service you? Should I be flattered?”
“You don’t have to be so crude.”
“Oh, what do you suggest, a nice polite conversation on the subject of breeding?”
“Doctor Blackhawk, I thought that since you’re a doctor you could look at this objectively.”
“Ms. Gallagher, let me remind you that I’m also a man. And contrary to what you might think, I don’t find your proposition appealing.”
When she opened her mouth to respond, he held up his hand. “Not that I’m opposed to casual sex. Quite the contrary. But casual breeding, that’s another story. First, I don’t support the idea of single mothers and artificial insemination. A married couple having difficulty conceiving is different. Second, I have no intention of fathering a child and not taking responsibility for it. I don’t even agree with children being born out of wedlock. For me, it’s the whole thing or no thing.”
For a minute Baylee was speechless. Good heavens, had she stepped back in time? She certainly hadn’t expected these old-fashioned ideas. “By that I take it you mean marriage?”
“Well that is absurd. I have no intention of leaving my practice and…”
“Whoa, I wasn’t proposing. And, I’m not interested.”
The look he shot her made her draw back against the door. Her heart pounded in her throat. What had she gotten into? She was out in the woods, in the dark, with a man that no longer looked all that civilized. Certainly not like the doctor she’d seen in the clinic.
Choose To Love is available at Bookstrand. They keep an exclusive for a few weeks before releasing to book stores.