Shannon here: Kathleen Fuller shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Hooked on You. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy, plus a crocheted item. U.S. only. Deadline: May 8th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kathleen:
Hello, Riley McAllister here. You can read my story in Hooked on You, which is available for pre-order. Thanks, Shannon for the opportunity to answer a few questions.
- What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?
- What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?
My childhood was unpredictable (I’m trying to be nice) so I need stability in my life, and in a mate.
- Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?
A bar or online. I want to know someone before I date them.
- What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?
I’m an introverted mixed media artist, so the worst lifestyle I can think of is someone who has to schmooze for a living. I could never be an actor or a politician or a socialite. Just the idea makes me break out in hives.
- What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?
Betrayal of any kind. I’ve had enough of that in my life. I’m a loyal person, and I need loyalty in return.
- What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?
I’m a simple girl, so tickets to a local art show or fiber art convention would be perfect. But the gift of time would be even better. (Are you reading this, Hayden? Hint, hint.)
About Kathleen: USA Today best-selling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, the Amish Letters series, the Brides of Birch Creek series, the upcoming Mail Order Brides of Birch Creek, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Her contemporary romance series, Maple Falls, launches with the release of Hooked on You, in 2021. She has also contributed to numerous novella collections. Her books have sold over a million copies.
She and her husband James live in Arkansas and have three adult children. When she’s not writing, Kathleen is avidly crocheting, reading, and traveling, sometimes all at the same time. She runs the Facebook group Books & Hooks, which combines her love of books, crochet, and collecting recipes she’ll never have enough time to make. Please visit her website: www.kathleenfuller.com to find out more.
About the book – Hooked on You:
When her grandmother injures herself sliding into third base, Riley McAllister must return to her small hometown to help run the family yarn store in this sweet, lighthearted romantic comedy.
Riley McAllister left the small Arkansas town of Maple Falls after graduating high school, hoping to make it big in New York as a mixed media artist. She’s still pursuing her dream when her grandmother begs her to come home and help her manage the store while she recovers from a broken leg she got after sliding into third base during a church softball game (she was safe, by the way). Riley agrees, planning to convince her grandmother to sell the old shop and retire so Riley can get back to the big city. New York is where she belongs, not some hick town that doesn’t even have a decent coffee shop.
Hayden Price’s life hasn’t turned out as he expected either. He still works in the hardware store his family has owned for several generations after his chance to make it out of Maple Falls ended when he blew out his pitching arm during a minor league game. Stuck with debt from college and a broken engagement, he decides to make the best of things when he comes back to Maple Falls and puts together the town’s first church softball team–with him as coach, of course.
Riley and Hayden went to high school together but ran in totally different circles. In fact, it’s safe to say they hated each other. Will that change when the softball team unexpectedly brings them together? Or will the pain and disappointment of their past failures keep them from discovering love in Maple Falls?
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