by Susanna Carr, author of Tycoon’s Delicious Debt
When I was invited to write for The Chatsfield series, I was told that my book would be about Serena Dominguez and Cooper Brock.
In the notes the editor sent me, Cooper was a thirty-two-year-old American and he was a multimillionaire deal collector. I knew I could work with that but there was something about the hero’s name that conjured up an image of rugged masculinity. My idea conflicted with what I saw in the notes. I started writing the story but I couldn’t figure out Cooper until Serena called him “cowboy.”
That’s when I knew Cooper was a sophisticated millionaire but his tailored suits didn’t hide the fact that he had the spirit of a cowboy. He was aggressive and demanding. Uncompromising and possessive. When he wanted something, he took immediate action.
Cooper reminded Serena of the mythical cowboys from the Wild West and it wasn’t just his Texan drawl. He didn’t ride a horse or wear a cowboy hat, but he defended his territory and took care of his family. He followed his own rules and had a strong sense of justice. And when he fell in love, he would do anything for his woman.
Months later I finished the manuscript and reviewed the editor notes before I sent it in. Imagine my surprise when I realized there was no mention of cowboys! I guess I only needed the name to warn me that Cooper Brock approached the world as if it were a rough frontier ready to be tamed.
Tycoon’s Delicious Debt will be available in paperback, ebook and audio in July 2015!
What do you look for in a Presents hero? Do you prefer your heroes commanding and controlled or possessive and passionate like Cooper Brock?
About Tycoon’s Delicious Debt:
Cooper Brock knows Serena Dominguez can ruin him with a snap of her delectable fingers, but he won’t give in to her demands easily. Instead, he gives Serena his own ultimatum: to confront the smoldering attraction between them.
And she’s ready to collect!
Serena has spent her life planning the downfall of this man. But when she yields to his challenge, Serena is stripped bare by Cooper’s raw passion. As he holds her in his arms and whispers her name, Serena realizes she may have just fallen in love with her enemy…