Sealed by a Valentine’s Kiss

by Amy Ruttan, author of His Shock Valentine’s Proposal and Craving Her Ex-Army Doc

There is something magical about Valentine’s Day. There’s extra love in the air, probably because where I’m from (Canada), it’s cold outside and we all huddle together to keep warm.

When my editor asked me if I wanted to write the Ralston brothers (His Shock Valentine’s Proposal and Craving Her Ex-Army Doc) as a Valentine’s themed book I was like, that’s going to be a problem. The heroine from His Shock Valentine’s Proposal hates Valentine’s Day.

And I mean hates it with a fiery passion.

Thankfully, I was able to convince my heroine, Esme, that Valentine’s was okay. Even if it is in the middle of winter (which I hate with a fiery passion). I gave both my heroines a pretty romantic Valentine’s, especially when their Valentine’s in the past never really went the way they expected.

Both my heroines, Esme and Sarah, were a little bit skittish when it came to romance and the holiday in general.

And when I wrote these stories I couldn’t help but think back to my first Valentine’s Day as a newlywed back in 2003. How that didn’t go according to plan.

My husband arranged for a dinner at an intimate, fancy restaurant in our town. There’s a singing waiter and everything. I’d always wanted to go to this restaurant. I bought a new dress. It was red. I did my hair and makeup. I was looking forward to the food.

We didn’t have far to drive, which was good as it was storming out. We sat down at our intimate candlelit table and the waiter serenaded us while our dinner was brought out.

And I couldn’t eat any of it.

Morning sickness had turned into round-the-clock sickness. So what I did eat, didn’t stay with me for long. It was worth it, though, because next Valentine’s we had a beautiful little girl. And the Valentine’s Day after that I surprised my husband with a photo of my daughter and me, dressed in red. Only this time she wore the pretty red dress. To this day he carries that photo in his wallet. And that Valentine’s we spent at home with food we ordered in.

So, Valentine’s Day may not always work out the way we expect, but in the end it’s still a great day and we can find love all around us. Even if it does happen to take place in the middle of winter!

About His Shock Valentine’s Proposal:

0216-9781488009426-bigwFrom rivals…to romance?

New doctor in town Esme Petersen is direct competition for GP Carson Ralston and he isn’t pleased. Especially as her beauty and disarming manner threaten the barriers he’s carefully built around his heart…

Guarded Esme tries to keep Carson at a distance. But as the battle for power between them heats up, rivalry soon turns to insatiable passion. And a shock Valentine’s proposal changes everything!

About Craving Her Ex-Army Doc:

0216-9780373010875-bigwFlirting with danger… 

Having sworn off love when his wife left him for his best friend, ex-army doc Luke Ralston revels in his lone wolf existence. Until the arrival of beautiful doctor Sarah Ledet tempts him to reconsider his stance on romance.

Sexy Luke is the last kind of distraction Sarah needs as she starts over, determined to prove herself once and for all. But when an avalanche traps them together, and body heat is the only way to survive, suddenly all bets are off!

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Comments ( 2 )
  1. Susan Carlisle
    February 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    Reply

    Amy, I think any day that says love is important is a great day!

    • Amy Ruttan
      February 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm
      Reply

      So very true, Susan! xo

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