by Tara Pammi, author of A Deal with Demakis
In my latest release, A Deal with Demakis, the hero Nikos plans to use the heroine Lexi to lure her ex/his sister’s current boyfriend away from his sister. Until, in a strange little twist of fate, he begins to fall for the spunky Lexi himself.
I had so much fun writing the interactions between my heroine Lexi and the hero Nikos. Even though they have both had rough upbringings, they are such polar opposites in temperament and their outlook that it was both hilarious and energizing to see them understand the other and then understand themselves better.
Lexi’s naiveté, compassion and her big heart, despite where her life started, drives Nikos crazy. While his harsh words shatter the safe and false cocoon Lexi has woven around her life to keep herself safe, Lexi’s capacity for compassion unravels Nikos.
Nikos pushes Lexi to look out for her own financial security, gives her the strength to trust her artistic talent, reveals how she’s been hiding beneath her fear of having no one who would love her.
So of course, what does she do with her new lease on life?
Lexi decides to tackle it head on by diving into a heated affair with Nikos…
Here’s a small snippet of what Nikos had unleashed…
“Ever since I have realized what a pathetic idiot I have been all these years, I have also realized I’m not completely without appeal.
I might not be packing in the boob and leg department and probably hold little attraction to a man with refined tastes like you, but there are other fish in the sea. Cute, dimpled, down-to-earth fish like Piers, for example, who find me attractive and wouldn’t dream of calling me names in a million years.”
Obviously you can imagine what Nikos is thinking right now, don’t you?
Like Lexi, I have been trying to tackle some of the things I have been hiding from because of fear. No, it doesn’t involve a six foot three inch Greek male but small things that I have believed to keep myself safe – like how I’ve hidden myself behind work and kids for the past few years and forgotten how to make friends…
How about you? What new thing have you tackled lately – big or small?
Drop a comment and let me know. I’ll pick a winner and send a signed copy of A Deal With Demakis and you can read about where Lexi’s new lease on life led her.
About A Deal With Demakis:
Nikos Demakis’s plan is set. With his eye firmly on the CEO position of his grandfather’s business he will finally lay his past to rest. And Lexi Nelson holds the key. She might resist, she’ll definitely try to negotiate, but Nikos always gets what he wants.
Lexi has never met anyone like Nikos. The power that he exudes is almost overwhelming. Almost. She’s determined to prove that she’s more than a match for him. But as the playing field changes from power to passion, it soon becomes a battle of wills that she’s not sure she wants to win!
Giveaway! Let us know what new thing you’ve tackled, and win a copy of A Deal With Demakis. Contest will end on July 20th at 11:59 pm ET, and a winner will be selected by random draw on July 21st. Open to residents of US and Canada, excluding Quebec. For full giveaway rules, click here.
Update this contest is now closed.