A very Jaunty welcome to fellow Blaze Babe, Kira Sinclair.
Who doesn’t want to be fearless? Whether it’s for the adrenaline rush, a sense of accomplishment or to conquer our worst fears, I think we all like to push the envelope now and again. Not every day necessarily, but maybe on special occasions. When I was younger I used to think about going skydiving. Now that I’m grown my attitude has changed a bit. Same thing with roller coasters. The more dangerous and stomach churning they were the more excited I was to ride…until I had kids. Now I only go because my oldest daughter begs me and my husband gets motion sickness. Let me tell you, it changes the experience when you spend the entire ninety seconds with your arm plastered across your child like you’d have the strength to keep her in if the harness fails. I’ve been indoor skydiving, taken a canopy tour and gone zip lining. I enjoyed all of those things and would probably do them again if I had the chance. But I think that’s the extent of my daring.
The hero in my January Blaze – The Risk-Taker – definitely likes to test boundaries and take chances(KG–Yummy! I think he’d give any guy in Man Wars a run for his money!). Give Gage Harper a challenge and he’ll meet it square on, jumping out of planes, charging head first into danger or protecting his fellow soldiers as bullets spray around them, he’s up for anything. This Army Ranger knows how to keep his cool under difficult circumstances…until he heads home. In Sweetheart, South Carolina all bets are off. Especially when he finds himself unable to cope with a single reporter, the woman who got away.
Hope Rawlings does more than test Gage’s boundaries, she’s pushes all the right buttons. She challenges him and sees beneath all the daring and danger to the man he hides deep inside. She’s always known just who he is, which is why she never let herself fall for him. This time, she doesn’t have a choice. She’s the one risking everything for a man who could leave her devastated when he pushes too far.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Have you jumped out of an airplane? Driven cross-country to meet that special someone? Or are you like me and the closest you get to living on the edge is drinking the milk a few days past the expiration?
I’ll give a signed copy of The Risk-Taker away to one commenter today so don’t be shy, share your most daring moment!