Match Made in Wyoming
WisRW Write Touch Readers Award finalist
OCRW Orange Rose Award finalist
HELP ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS
Match Made in Wyoming is dedicated to those who rescue animals and features a rescued collie puppy. In honor of these rescuers and the rescued, all of my proceeds from the sale of Match Made in Wyoming here at AWritersWork.com will be divided among four animal rescue groups – ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, Tri-State Collie Rescue and a reader's choice group. The reader's choice group will be selected at random from among nominations by those who buy the book.
Wyoming Wildflowers -- Fireweed
When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening the blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of ranch foreman Cal Ruskoff. Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies – a matchmaking friend, the Wyoming winter, high-octane mutual attraction, and a rescued puppy who slips past Cal's defenses.
Cal might give in to passion temporarily, but from behind the wall he's built around his past and his secrets, he's certain Taylor is all that he can't let himself have. And he'll use all his weapons to keep her out.
These characters -- their dialogue, their fears, their complex personalities -- are very real. As a reader, I couldn't help fall under Cal's spell -- a good, troubled, mixed-up man who forces Taylor to confront some of her own demons, even as he refuses to face his own . . . There's a lot of subtle -- and not so subtle -- humor here, the lovescenes are at once tender and sizzling, and the emotions and fears of both characters wrap themselves around the reader's heart and don't let go." – Karen Templeton, Amazon review
Patricia says: The inspirations for two major characters in Match Made in Wyoming are crystal clear to me. The rescued puppy Sin is a direct rendition of my rescue collie Riley. You could say Sin was Riley's alter ego – and the name was no accident. Cal was inspired by Daniel Craig in the PBS Mystery! version of The Ice House. How a British detective inspired a Wyoming ranch foreman is one of those mysteries of creativity. But, c'mon, Daniel Craig – not too shabby!
“A melt-your-heart romance." Old Book Barn Gazette
“When it comes to sizzle, McLinn knows how to turn up the heat.” CompuServe Romance Reviews
Originally published by Silhouette Special Edition