But characters, as you know, have minds of their own, and after fighting with them back and forth, I give up. Why the battle? I dislike reading romances with a passion...unless they have an excellent plot. So, I thought, "Why should I write a book that I wouldn't want to read?"
The answer is simply that this is a book I WOULD want to read, with depth to the plot, a wonderful location, and characters that anyone can relate to. These aren't stunningly beautiful well-toned young 20-somethings. My characters are fairly well-along in their years, experienced with life and its pitfalls, who somehow find themselves living at the same time in a quaint little town on the Washington coast, at a place in their lives neither of them expected to be.