For this book, I committed to a super tight deadline about… oh… 3 hours before we got an offer on our house. Within a month, we moved across the country and somehow I finished it (squeaking in about 20 minutes before midnight on deadline day) in a bare bones corporate housing apartment in Pasadena.

But despite all the teeth gnashing and hair pulling, I was able to get Rick and Ian’s story out. I have a total soft spot for Rick, and Ian is exactly who Rick needs. I hope you enjoy their story. There are a few cameos by Kurt and Davy from Cop Out, as well as the O’Donnells and a brief appearance by Ivan and Parker from Cover Up.

Thirty-five-year-old Rick Haviland is a well-respected speech pathologist, but while his friends are all settling into relationships, he refuses to give up his no-strings-attached club boy sex life. For him, relationships are dangerous; he’s got a secret to hide. When he meets Ian O’Donnell, an account manager with a local tabloid, Rick figures his personal rules for relationships should be enough to keep him safe from more than a one-night stand.

When Ian comes out of the closet, tired of anonymous hook-ups and keeping secrets from his large Catholic family, Rick is right there, and he’s just the sort of man Ian might like to get to know better.Their attraction is immediate, electric and mutual. Ian convinces Rick to break more and more of his rules, and his defenses crumble. But someone watches, someone who’d like to see this new relationship fail. When Ian’s job becomes a means to expose Rick’s secret, it could destroy both their careers and their hearts.

Cast Off is available at Dreamspinner Press in ebook and print formats, as well as All Romance eBooks. I’ll update the Cast Off information page with Amazon and Barnes & Noble links as soon as I have them.