I had the pleasure to host Dee before with a very different book and I have to say, one thing I love about her is her ability to write so well in different romantic genres. Take a look at whatever personal link and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Today, the book is Only A Good Man Will Do (The Good Man Series Book 1) By Dee S. Knight, a Historical Romance.
Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar’s wife. Good luck with that!
Daniel Goodman is a man on a mission. For years he has striven for perfection, fighting for the pinnacle achievement in his world of academia, Headmaster of Westover Academy. Westover, established before the American Revolution, is still one of the most prestigious schools in the country. They accept only boys whose parents fit a certain mold and only those teachers who hold to a stringent set of mores, on and off campus. Jonah considers his brother a prig. Daniel sees himself as doing his best to serve his students. How much better can he serve them as headmaster? That is what he seeks to find out.
Suddenly, into his cut and dried, strictly black and white life of moral and upright behavior, comes Eve Star, formerly one of Europe’s foremost exotic dancers. Her life is anything but cut and dried, black and white. Bad enough that she’s enrolled her son in Westover Academy under false pretenses. More, she runs the town’s most disreputable bar. Worst, much to Daniel’s dismay, he finds himself drawn to her like a kid to chocolate. Nothing good can come of this attraction. Or can it? He is after all, a good man.
“Daniel, am I talking to myself, here?”
“Oh, no, I’m…” He chuckled an amused admission. “Tell me what you said again.”
He could almost hear Eve smile. “I said, you called at four-thirty on Saturday and Sunday, so I took a wild leap that you would today, too.”
“Ah.” Smiling to the empty room, he squirmed to get into a more comfortable position. “A woman of logic.”
“Absolutely. You don’t want to play me in chess. I think five or six moves ahead.” “I’ll remember that. There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy cry when he’s been beaten at chess by a girl.”
Chatting with the Author:
A few years ago, Dee S. Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors. Contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee came over to tell us more about the characters in her new book:
Daniel is the character that was developed in my mind first. I saw him clearly: staid, honorable, serious, and ambitious. He wanted to become headmaster of Westover Academy in the worst way. He’d worked hard to attain his goal and was really walking the straight and narrow to make sure he had every chance. And he was close, sooo close, when he met Eve. As luck would have it, meeting her caused him to break several of the academy’s rules. She called late at night and told him that one of his students needed help. She and the student were at a nearby bar that was off limits. Out of necessity, he took another student with him. In the course of their conversation, he discovered that Eve had lied on her application to enroll her son at Westover, which now put the lie on his shoulders, too. But she was beautiful. Very beautiful.
So for Eve, I wanted a good foil to Daniel, someone who didn’t fit into his view of what his companion should be. The school board encouraged the headmaster to be married but would Eve fit the mold? No! She had been an exotic dancer, on small dumpy stages in the States, but she rose to fame and stature on the stages of Europe. There, she also became the mistress of a wealthy industrialist and bore a son out of wedlock. Almost nothing about her fit the stereotype of what he needed as a wife. But Eve fit something in Daniel–ironic in that his own mother had been a famous exotic dancer and had born him and his brothers out of wedlock. So with Eve I tried to bring Daniel back full circle. He’d run from the stigma his family’s reputation would bring to his chances of becoming headmaster right into Eve’s arms.
Eve’s challenges came in other ways. Exotic dancing is a young woman’s game. She wasn’t ashamed of who or what she was, but after being off the circuit and living with Luigi (her lover), it wasn’t something she could easily pick up again. Then he threw her out after she had their son, so she’d had to find ways to support herself while still providing the best life she could for her boy. That was why she stooped to lying in order to enroll him in Westover. She wanted the best start to his education as possible. Her plight is really the same as most single mothers.
Eve didn’t present too many challenges to me as the writer. Fortunately, I didn’t have to write much about the moves a pole dancer uses, lol. I loved the interactions between Eve and Daniel, and I hope that comes through in the book!
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