With: Miranda Liasson
Congratulations to "Sandie333", the winner in Miranda's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
Preston Guthrie is the most tortured hero I’ve written. Under all that torture, he’s awesome. Here’s why I love him, and hope you will, too:
--He’s upstanding, selfless, and he’d do anything for my heroine, Cat. And oh, he’s super hot! (Check out that chest! And please don’t salivate on the tattoo, gals J.)
--Cat has always been respectfully off limits to him as the sister of his best friend. But last summer, Cat and Preston reconnected. Sparks flew, and Preston finally came to believe that they could have a real chance together. But then he got called up with the Reserves and got deployed to Afghanistan.
--His tattoo. Oh, lordie, that tattoo! That came about because he really does have dragons to slay. He’s father is an ex-vet who was injured in the war, just like Preston, but got addicted to alcohol and pain killers. Preston is afraid there’s a little too much of his father in him. But he’s done everything to not be like that.
--He hates shopping but goes anyway—for a wedding gift, no less, because Cat asks him to. But he manages to put his own unique spin on that, as you’ll see at the end of the book.
--He might possibly have been a little bit based on Channing Tatum. I didn’t actually realize this until I did my Pinterest board about the book, which you can see here: (https://www.pinterest.com/mirandaliasson/a-man-of-honor/). No one else came close.
“And speaking of doing my job, I found you a prospect. To date.” He pulled out an iPad from his briefcase. “An investment banker. I’ve known him a long time. I can vouch for the fact that he’s a great guy.”
“Oh, wonderful.” She rubbed her hands together in faux excitement, but deep down, she didn’t have the heart for it.
The man on the screen was white haired. Not gray on the sides or even gray all over but as stark white as a bleached sheet flapping in the breeze.
“I’ve known Carlos since I graduated from college.”
“Is he your grandfather?”
“Ha ha. Very funny.”
“Has he been married?”
“He’s a widower.”
She shut the iPad. “This does not count as a genuine prospect.”
“I can’t help it if you shallowly reject good candidates based solely on their appearance.”
“I am not shallow.”
He shrugged. “I don’t know what else I would call it.”
“I’m not attracted to fifty-three-year-olds. And he doesn’t even look fifty-three. He looks seventy-three.”
“Your problem, not mine.”
“You suck at this!”
“Maybe you can help me narrow my search by telling me what you’re looking for in a guy.”
“Kind, ambitious, cute. Not a grandfather. Someone who loves me just the way I am.”
“Who wouldn’t love you just the way you are?” His eyes sparked with conviction. Emotions flickered across his face that she couldn’t interpret—regret, anger, and something else much darker. Want. She could swear he looked at her the way a man looks at a woman he wants to kiss, long and hard and deep.
Miranda is giving away an e-copy of A MAN OF HONOR to anyone who comments on what you think of the tattoo.
Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about courageous but flawed characters who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a former Golden Heart winner who writes series romance for Entangled Publishing and lighthearted contemporary romance for Montlake Publishing. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, and Posey, a rescue cat with attitude.
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