DG: Thanks, Lexi. I’m so happy to be here.
Lexi: This series has gone through the three Harpers, and now we get to see a HEA for the sheriff, Danny. There’s something about a badge, it screams honest, protector, and safe. All characteristics we’ve seen from Danny so far, and after reading A COWBOY LIKE YOU, we know him even better. What was your favorite aspect about writing Danny?
DG: I actually hadn’t intended for this to be Danny’s book, but every time I started writing, he wouldn’t go away. I realized then that this was his story, and I stopped fighting him. What I love about Danny is that despite everything, he always held out hope. No matter how tough things got, no matter how bad the situation, he believed in himself and held onto hope with all he had.
Lexi: You certainly needed a hero like Danny to carry the heavy topic of domestic violence. To write an antithesis to something so horrible had to be challenging. How did you mentally approach writing about a woman that has gone through abuse?
DG: I knew it was going to be difficult. I wasn’t sure how to approach it, and I’ve learned not to fight my characters/the story. I let it go the way it needed to be told. I learned a lot about the system in those situations, and it’s not easy. I applaud any woman who makes a stand for herself. Some don’t survive it. Some do. Some don’t think they can. This book is for all of those women. Because they need to know they aren’t alone, that there are people who are willing to help them.
Lexi: Skylar has an amazing spirit about her and we love that her gut told her she could trust Danny when he took her to a safe place. Trusting your gut is important. Of course, if she trusted her sixth sense a little more she might have found herself wrapped up in Danny’s arms a bit sooner. Ah love. Was it a bit of a balm when you got to write the intimacies between Danny and Skylar?
DG: Absolutely. In order for her to be able to have an HEA, she was going to need to trust again. It couldn’t be someone new. It had to be someone she knew from the past, someone she could trust - and who better than the one person she’d had a crush on and was now sheriff?
Lexi: A COWBOY LIKE YOU is a healing salve to our reader hearts. Second chances, trust, and love, this book seriously has it all. Cheers to your release of A COWBOY LIKE YOU! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, Donna! We’ll be waiting for you to come back!
DG: Thank you, Lexi. I love this book so much, and I sincerely hope that readers do as well. Please, everyone, don’t hesitate to give me a shout (email, FB, whatever) and let me know your thoughts. And I welcome all reviews!
A Cowboy Like You
(Heart of Texas #4)
by Donna Grant
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
In the Heart of Texas, a heartthrob cowboy may get his second chance at love…
Danny Oldman, the handsome Lone Star sheriff, is still single. He tells himself, and anyone who asks, that he is married to his job―and what matters most is keeping the people of his beloved Texas hometown safe. The truth? Danny still hasn’t gotten over his high school crush. She moved away after graduation and took Danny’s heart with her.
Skylar Long never thought she would have to flee Houston and return home―where it all began for her. But that’s what happened after the man of her dreams turned out to be an actual nightmare. Now, Skylar is desperate to escape her obsessive boyfriend. Nothing shocks her more than seeing Danny again and realizing that their long-ago attraction is more powerful than ever. But can she and Danny find a way to fight against Skylar’s wealthy, powerful ex who is dead set on tearing them apart?
About the Author:
Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.
She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.
Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.
Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.
You an find her at www.DonnaGrant.comas well as her website devoted entirely to the Dragon Kings and all series that encompass the Dark World at www.MotherOfDragonsBooks.com.
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