Monica Banks and Tyler Green have spent the better part of a year being sarcastic, caustic, and halfway in love with one another. What will Monica do once Tyler gets tired of waiting and makes the first move? Little does she know, he’s not just looking for some short-term fun. With Monica, he wants forever.
Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Green never made apologies for who he was, and wasn’t about to start now. People either accepted him just the way he was, or they didn’t. And he’d always been okay with that. Then he’d met her and his world was turned upside down. Monica Banks captured his attention from day one and had never let go. Patience was never one of Tyler’s virtues, but he knew that Monica would need time to get used to the idea of being with him and everything that came with it. Telling Monica how he felt about her was all Tyler could focus on and after a year of holding back, he was done waiting.
Staff Sergeant Monica Banks had experienced loss as a young child and promised herself she would never love someone enough that she would lose herself. Watching her father mourn the loss of her mother had colored her view of love, and what it would mean to ever lose that person. And then, Tyler Green had walked into her life. Like a bull in a china shop, he crashed through every barrier she erected, tearing down her resistance little by little. Soon, he was the only man she could see herself loving.
Tyler and Monica must find their way to each other, all while battling their own stubborn will, dealing with an obsessive stalker not willing to let Monica go, and understanding that loving someone with everything you are, doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself in the process.
Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons. When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as she is, first and foremost, a romance reader.
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Are you a plotter or a pantser?
- Total pantser. I’ve tried being a plotter, even tried my hand at mind-mapping. It had the opposite effect on me and I had to basically trash the story and start all over. For me, it’s better to allow the story to flow naturally. My characters lead the story where they want it to go and if I try to force the story down a path they don’t want it to go, my writer’s block will kick in. It’s the funniest thing, but I’ve learned my lesson over time. I often say that I hear voices in my head when writing, which is technically true. LOL!
What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
- My stories are simply about real people finding love with each other. They go through the challenges of everyday life, but the romance and the angst and conflict is all there. I truly try to write stories for the everyday woman. The single mother with a career, the woman who has loved her best friend for years and he’s never seen the real her, or even the woman who’s had to fight her way out of a domestic abuse situation. Every woman deserves her happy-ending. My books should provide a little slice of that, even if only for a few hours.
Are any of your characters based on real people or events?
- Not real people, but definitely real events. In each of my books, there is something personal that inspired the story. It could be a name, a scene that occurs, the words that someone uses, or even a song playing in the background. For those who are close to me, if they were to reach each book in the order it was written, they would see little snippets of my life and the world around me in each story.
How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?
- They love it! When I first started this, I thought I would need to keep it a secret endeavor. Now six years later, my husband brags about my books on social media, my sons tell all their friends, and our extended family shares it with their friends. It’s the greatest thing ever. I’m so happy for their support and they help keep me sane when I’m having a particularly bad writing day. They’re great about lending shoulder.
When not writing, how do you relax?
- Interestingly enough, I read! When I need to decompress from writing or my regular day job, picking up a good book is the best way I can think of to relax. Spending a few hours getting lost in another world, getting to know some new characters, is the best thing ever. I’ve been an avid reader since I was just fourteen years old and I haven’t stopped since. Reading is truly my guilty pleasure.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
- Potatoes! Don’t ask…it’s my favorite food ever. LOL!
- Scotland, the Highlands to be exact.
- Ford Escort
- Red Wine
- 1950’s – 1960’s. Grease is my favorite movie in the world and I love the music from that era.