Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Author Guest Post: Meet Me Halfway (The Off Field Series #2) by Kim Carmondy

Meet Me Halfway by Kim Carmondy
Release: December 6th, 2016
Romance Subgenre: Contemporary Romance

An ambitious journalist on a fast track to success.

A round one draft pick determined to keep his personal life his own.

And a documentary that proves sometimes opposites really do attract.

Olivia Callahan is a woman on a mission. When she lands a career defining opportunity in the male-dominated world of sports journalism, she knows it’s make or break time. Olivia’s boss has given her the green light to produce her very own documentary, and she’s not going to let anything get in the way of perfection.

After a few setbacks in college, Nate Sullivan is finally on his way to the big leagues as the newest recruit for the New York Warriors. Determined to put his somewhat colorful past behind him, Nate’s all about the straight and narrow as he sets out to prove he’s worthy of the first round draft pick that’s caused so much debate from fans and media.

The last thing Nate wants is to delve into stories from his past. But when his new team directs him to set the record straight, he has no choice but to cooperate with the feisty, determined reporter who shows up on campus. Olivia is thrilled that Nate Sullivan is her man. His colorful background is just the thing to take her story from memorable to award winning.

What neither of them expected is their attraction to one another, yet try as they might, determination gives way to temptation eventually. As Nate battles to protect his privacy and Olivia fights to produce the story of her career, they must decide what they’re willing to give up in order to gain each other.

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Author Guest Post
I'm excited to have author Jennifer Ann on the blog today to discuss her book, Meet Me Halfway. Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Meet Me Halfway is book two in the Off Field series, with the third book to come in 2017. While the heroes in the series are all successful NFL players, the lives they live are steeped in the everyday. The glitz and glamour of the NFL and New York City is ever present, however it was really important to me that at its core, each story showed the man behind the athlete and readers experienced a love story that could stand on its own two feet regardless of the setting.

The story of Olivia and Nate in Meet Me Halfway came to me at least a year before I actually sat down to tell their tale. The idea bloomed from a want to break ranks with the typical romance framework, and so the age old story of the older man and younger woman was flipped on its head.

In reality, it turns out writing that story was much harder than coming up with the concept! While there is only a five year age gap between them, at the time the story is set, Nate is a college senior and has just been drafted to the New York Warriors. He’s twenty-two! And while Olivia is still in her twenties, she’s a driven, successful career focused women who’s light years away from her college days. When she’s thrown back into that world so she can produce a documentary about Nate, the differences in everything about their lives is glaringly obvious.

Yet, sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants…

About Jennifer Ann
Kim Carmody lives in Australia with her husband, in a sunny little part of Melbourne that she never wants to leave. Except for frequent trips to New York, she is happy to leave at least once a year for those.

She holds a Masters in Commerce Marketing and while she spent her younger years training to become a professional dancer, she somehow ended up working in the sports industry, where she met her now husband. Never a participant or spectator of sport growing up (she was too busy flitting around in a tutu), she has grown to appreciate, if not love many sports and eventually found herself writing about them too.

As an avid book lover from the moment she was introduced to The Babysitters Club as a seven year-old, Kim never expected to be able to call herself an author, but is beyond excited that she now can.

Meet Me Halfway is her second novel.

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