You guys, I know I had this book last week but I messes up the schedule…. But, I ask Laura a big question and there’s a different excerpt.
A Perfect Mistake by Laura Brown released last week in the Contemporary Romance genre.
Falling for the forbidden has never felt so right… When social worker Nica Anders indulges in one night of sexual passion with delicious Deaf man Cam Thompson, the last thing she expects is to see him the next day while visiting her dying client. He’s Cassie’s grandson and caregiver, the one treat she shouldn’t have tasted. Now her job is on the line, demanding she stay away.
But their attraction is building like a raging inferno and Nica can’t help but get burned.
Cam Thompson’s life is a mess. He’s losing his grandmother, the one person who’s supported him his whole life, and her dying wish is for him to settle down with a good woman—specifically her social worker Nica Anders. Despite Nica trying to hold tight to her ethics, he’s falling for her hard and fast.
Yet Cam’s grandmother isn’t the only matchmaker in his family, and someone’s determined to keep him and Nica apart.
Steamy, touching, heart-warming. A much-needed #OwnVoices romance to go perfectly with that plate of chocolate brownies and glass of wine!
I sat in my car with my head on the steering wheel, trying to breathe deeply. Fuck. I slept with my client’s grandson. A caregiver. A caregiver I’d had e-mail conversations with for the past six years. Fuck. Cam. Cameron. I should have figured it out. I knew he looked familiar.
I could lose my job over this. I should lose my job. I’d crossed professional lines.
I slipped out my phone and noticed a text from Lexie. Good, exactly the person I was going to call.
Lexie: How did the hot date go?
I was now living in my own personal hell, very hot. Not trusting myself to type, I dialed Lexie’s cell. Voicemail. Crap. Lexie was a fellow social worker, so she would understand the full extent of what I walked into. On the other hand, Lexie wasn’t exactly the voice of reason. She’d be singing praise for my one-night stand.
Me: Date good. Morning after…interesting.
I calmed my shaking nerves by reminding myself I hadn’t known who Cam was. It was one night. As long as nothing else happened I could brush this occurrence under a rug. Or fifty. But even with a hundred rugs I wasn’t so sure I could get out of this mess.
Laura Brown lives in Massachusetts with her quirky abnormal family. Her husband has put up with her since high school, her young son keeps her on her toes, and her two cats think they deserve more scratches. Hearing loss is a big part of who she is, from her own Hard of Hearing ears, to the characters she creates.
I asked Laura: It’s a book of deeply emotional, difficult situations. How did you, as the writer, handled the emotional weight of it?
The emotional, difficult situations are something I’ve always been drawn to a bit as a writer. Which can be ironic since I much prefer watching and reading lighter subjects! There’s a challenge to getting into a difficult situation, in dealing with the emotions of it, and portraying it correctly.
More so, as a former social worker, those difficult situations were part of my daily life. My clients were elderly, and frail. Death was a reality of the job, and often how clients would go off my care. So in many ways it was natural to tackle some of those more difficult moments in my novel. Furthermore, difficult times are a part of life. We all go through them, and what better way to read about it then in a romance, with a guaranteed HEA waiting for the reader.
That’s not to say I haven’t made myself cry while writing, because I have!
In A Perfect Mistake I have a frail elderly character who’s in hospice. I wanted this to be a part of the plot that shaped the novel, and made my main characters deal with sad emotions. And because that wasn’t enough I also made the fact that my characters were together at all to be a big ethical quandary for my heroine, as dating a client’s grandson is not acceptable.
The story is fictional, I never found myself in such a situation. But it many ways writing it was a healing process. Because I’ve dealt with death as a social worker, I’ve dealt with death in my family. Bringing those raw emotions to the page is a powerful thing, and I wanted to do that. I balanced it out with lighter moments and happy times, because that’s what we need as humans. Balance allows us to handle those darker moments.
This post is part of a Tour. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2019/10/vbt-perfect-mistake-by-laura-brown.html
$25 Amazon/BN GC
Please, share this post!
New Release Tour: A Perfect Mistake by Laura Brown and Meet the Author @goddessfish #bibliophile #bookclub #booksy #booknerd #bookworm #bookblogger #bloggerstyleTweet