Matt: Thanks for having me here!
Devika: Matt, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Matt: Good question. For many years, I worked as a salesman at various organizations. Now? You could say I’ve turned over a new leaf. I’m working as a hand at the Williams Ranch.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Matt: Not much of one, I’m afraid to say. My parents were drug addicts who abandoned me to the system back in New York. And my foster father wasn’t worth the check he got paid for keeping me every month. But I guess I’d like to make a family of my own someday. I sure as hell won’t be like the type of parents I’ve been around.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Sadie?
Matt: (Grins.) I met her while on an assignment. I was supposed to convince her to sell, but her reaction was quite a surprise.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know she’s the one?
Matt: For one, she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I can’t stop thinking about her. Did I mention she can run that ranch blindfolded? Plus, she curses like a trucker and cooks like a dream. She’s amazing! I just wish she had a clue about how I felt.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Matt: Yeah, it was probably one of those times after my foster father beat the crap out of me. I decided I was getting out of there as soon as I hit eighteen, and I’d never look back. I’ve kept that promise, taken care of myself, done what was necessary to make ends meet. I’m still working at being the kind of person that someone like Sadie would deserve, though.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Matt: Now that I’m living in a town where I can see myself settling down, I’ve been thinking a lot about my future. I sure wouldn’t mind the whole wife and kids thing.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Matt: My greatest fear is not getting Sadie to see exactly how I feel, that she’s become my universe.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Matt: Plain and simple, I want Sadie Williams more than anything else I’ve ever thought about.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
Blurb for Directions of the Heart:
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion...
In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?
Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?
Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?
Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?
A Touch of Dawn
Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?
(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender