Hi Jackie and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Deep River Promise!
Please summarize the book for the readers here:
Damon has to stay in Deep River to fulfill a secret promise to his best friend, which involves looking out for his buddy’s son. Not a problem – except that not only is the kid’s mother the town mayor, but she’s also sexy as all get-out and too much of a temptation for Damon to resist. But he’s got his own burdens to carry and they’re not exactly light, and his plans definitely don’t include falling for the pretty mayor. Yet, however Damon might resist, it could be that one protective teenager and his mother might be just the family he didn’t know he needed.
Please share your favorite quote from the book
If Damon was annoyed by her tone, he didn’t show it. He merely studied her with those warm blue eyes.
“You don’t trust me,” he said eventually, and it wasn’t a question.
There was no point in pretending otherwise. “Would you? In my place?”
“No.” His smile turned rueful. “Not sure I’d trust anyone I first saw hanging out on a balcony stark naked.”
Please share a few Fun facts about this book…
- Astrid didn’t want to be mayor, which is why the town elected her — they always elect people who DON’T want to be mayor.
- There are library sexy times!
- Damon is a complete charmer and Astrid steadfastly refuses to be charmed (spoiler alert: she fails)
What do you want people to take away from reading this book?
That healing, hope and happiness after bad times is possible!
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Coming home was the easy part. Facing her will take everything he’s got…
Silas Quinn hasn’t been back to Deep River, Alaska, in years, not since he joined the army. He left behind the best friend he’d ever had. But he knew Hope Dawson was meant for bigger things than Deep River—and he—had to offer. What he didn’t know was that when he left, he took Hope’s dreams right along with him…
Then tragedy strikes and sends Silas home, and the entire town is thrown into chaos when they learn what brought him back—he’s inherited ownership of the town and the newly discovered oil reserves under it!
Hope gave up on ever getting out of Deep River. Her mom needed her, then her grandfather died and left her the local hangout to run. Now Si is back in town, stirring up old feelings—including her anger at being left behind. His return brings Hope an offer that can change her life. Love, or adventure, are almost within reach—but she can’t have both…
Meet the Author:
Jackie Ashenden has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. She used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.