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Welcome, Becky, I’m so glad you and I could chat!
Tell me about your newest release.
My new release is a contemporary inspirational romance titled Let It Be Me. It stars pediatric heart surgeon Sebastian and math genius Leah. When Leah receives DNA results indicating that her parents are not biologically related to her, she reaches out to Sebastian to help her uncover the secrets surrounding her birth.
What town inspired this particular small town romance series?
Let It Be Me is set in the picturesque north Georgia mountains! My husband and I were fortunate to spend several days exploring the area. The town of Dahlonega provided a source of inspiration, though I decided to “place” my fictional town of Misty River near the town of Clayton.
Who is your favorite character in your novel and why?
The heroine, Leah, is my favorite character in the novel. It was so refreshing to write a character like her! She’s extremely logical yet slightly out of her depth, socially. Very brainy. Completely uninterested in love and romance. At one point she tells Sebastian, “I don’t need a man in my life. I have math.” She made me laugh!
Who is your favorite side character and why?
I really loved Leah’s brother Dylan. Leah took custody of him when she was eighteen and he was seven. The novel takes place ten years later, when Dylan is a teenager. He’s gawky, reclusive, monosyllabic, and wonderful. I have a teenage son, so I couldn’t help but feel a landslide of tenderness toward Dylan.
What characters are next in this series?
My next book, Turn to Me, will feature Luke in the primary romance storyline and Ben in a secondary romance storyline. Two for the price of one!
What is something you’ve learned about yourself through writing and publishing this story?
I struggled mightily with math when I was young. Like so many, I determined that I wasn’t good at it and, thus, hated it. Through the writing of this story, and the lectures I watched given by female mathematicians, I was able to glimpse just how fabulous math can be. I realized that I came to hasty (and false) conclusions about math when I was making my way through elementary school. It was empowering to get it touch with my long-dormant inner math girl.
I totally understand, I also hated math for many reasons until college. The fact that you chose a character whose career aspirations were out of your comfort zone is so intriguing!
What are you giving away?
I will be giving away a signed paperback copy of Let It Be Me to someone who lives in the USA.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway!
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The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have.
Former foster kid Sebastian Grant has leveraged his intelligence and
hard work to become a pediatric heart surgeon. But not even his career
success can erase the void he’s tried so hard to fill. Then he meets
high school teacher Leah Montgomery and his fast-spinning world comes to
a sudden stop. He falls hard only to make a devastating discovery — Leah
is the woman his best friend set his heart on months before.
Leah’s a math prodigy who’s only ever had one big dream—to earn her PhD.
Raising her little brother put that dream on hold. Now that her brother
will soon be college bound, she’s not going to let anything stand in her
way. Especially romance… which is far less dependable than algebra.
When Leah receives surprising results from the DNA test she submitted to
a genealogy site, she solicits Sebastian’s help. Together, they comb
through hospital records to uncover the secrets of her history. The more
powerfully they’re drawn to one other, the more strongly Sebastian must
resist, and the more Leah must admit that some things in life—like
love—can’t be explained with numbers.
About Becky Wade
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor
University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their
three children and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She loves writing
funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the
Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter
Family series, the Bradford Sisters series, and the Misty River Romance