By: Nicole Andrews Moore
BlurbWhere one story ends, often another begins. For some reason, Adam Davenport can’t see past the ending. The hit and run has forced him to slow down and stop running from the pain of losing his parents. He has tried to hide behind meaningless, superficial relationships and even more shallow friendships, but the time has come to face his loneliness. Now he is finally ready to start being a family with his brother Sam. However, Sam and Haley, who was once Sam’s personal assistant, are too busy basking in their newfound love. Though breaking the rules for the first time ever has changed Sam’s life for the better, Adam has always broken the rules, strayed from responsibility, and done as little as he could get away with.
One of the main reasons that he refused to believe that Cammie was more than friend material was because she was impervious to his charms. She was so driven and determined to make her new catering company a success that she couldn’t see past her own dreams. Suddenly, Adam found himself behaving in ways he never imagined. He was working to impress a woman, but more than that, he was working to help make her dreams come true. He soon realizes that there are times in life when giving is more important than taking and when helping someone else is more important than what that person can do to reciprocate. He also learns there are times that the biggest risk is to stop hiding from emotions and to start allowing love to finally be found.
What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
When I was fourteen, I read P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin. She wrote these really sweet love stories about teens and first loves with zero sex, or alluded to sex, no details. And I was hooked.
Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.
1. I could eat sushi every day. On our last cruise, I did. Five straight days.
2. Our goal is live on a boat in the ocean and that’s what we work towards daily.
3. We once owned a sailboat, but sold it after it de-masted. We are not sailors.
4. Sixteen months ago I gave birth to the fourth smallest surviving preemie. She weighed in at 9.6 ounces. And she is the love of out life.
5. I’m 8 ½ years older than my husband. We’re still trying to determine who is luckier. My money is on him.
What is your writing environment.
Believe it or not, I write in the recliner sofa in the great room. We have an office with book cases and a desk and computer and everything, along with this great window that overlooks the front yard. I find that too distracting and uncomfortable. So, I write in the comfort of the sofa with my family all around. Mostly it’s noisy, rarely quiet, and I take an hour at a time where I can get it.
One of your favorite quotes.
This quote by Carl Sandburg has always inspired me: Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My perfect hero is my husband. I’ve modeled many of my later characters after him. He’s really attractive, has an amazing body, and more importantly we connected through lots of deep meaningful conversations long before we ever slept together, which made it so much better. He has this huge heart that only those closest to him get to really enjoy, he’s really protective of those he loves, and I always feel that as long as he’s around, nothing bad will ever happen to me. He does an incredible job of making me feel safe, secure, loved, and wanted. What more could a woman want in a hero?
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I’ve always said that I want to be Nicholas Sparks. His books inspire so much love, so many fans, and have achieved a popularity that is unusual for books. I love when that comparison is made.
Hey, baby! What’s your sign?
I’m a Cancer.
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Bringing up the past, whether it’s with your partner or another person. Remember the good, forget the bad.
How did you meet your significant other?
I met Sam on the worst day of my life in the neighbor’s driveway. We talked for four solid hours about everything and nothing. And I knew I wanted to keep him in my life, but I had no idea in what capacity.
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
We love any place with blue water and white sand. We’re big on the Caribbean. And we’d love to visit some place with those huts in the water on piers. That would be the best.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in lust at first sight. I think love comes later.
Boxers or Briefs?
Facial hair or clean shaven?
Alpha or Beta?
Planner or Panster?
White wine or red?
Coffee or tea?
Vanilla or chocolate?
Sweet or salty?
Sleep in or get up early?
Get up early
Laptop or desktop?
Beach or mountains?
Beach every time
Winter or summer?
Cat or dog?
Twilight or Fifty Shades?
Spotlight or In the Shadows?
City or Country?
Clubbing or candlelight dinner?
Backpacking or luxury hotel?
Luxury hotel (we joke our idea of camping is a hotel without a pool…)
Morning or night person?
Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three years. Her journey has barely begun and she loves every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She's still getting used to that new life smell she's experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on...)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)
In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki is a contributor for Project Underblog. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.
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