Danielle’s got three months to make her Grandmother’s rundown Craftsman house livable. Her game plan is to get in, get grubby, and get back home to L.A. She needs a carpenter, and her best friend’s younger brother is a good one. It’s hard to ignore the buffed body under Ryan’s paint-splattered sweatshirts, but her friend declares he’s off-limits so Danielle reluctantly agrees.
Ryan doesn’t have the cleanest record, anyway. His recently ex-ed girlfriend wants him back, and he has a reputation for brawling. He’s also had a crush on Danielle since he was a kid. Despite their nine-year age difference, he knows she’s worth pursuing.
Soon the paint under Danielle’s fingernails starts feeling more natural than the L.A. sunshine. She’ll have to navigate plumbing disasters, money problems, and one seriously cranky best friend to find something she hasn’t had before: a real home, and a man who loves her.
Who I am – Liv Rancourt, a fifty-something mother of two, wife, neonatal nurse practitioner, and writer.
What genres I write in – I write contemporary romance, m/m romance, paranormal, and historical. The common thread is humor – I’d rather crack a joke than angst about it.
Favorite genres to read – For the last couple years I’ve read mostly m/m romance, but under that umbrella I’ll read historical, paranormal, and contemporary.
Favorite TV shows – I’d rather read the book, though my sister’s working in the costume shop in The Muppet Show, so I that’s my default favorite this season.
Last movie I saw on the big screen – Um…this is going to make me sound way more cinematically savvy than I actually am, but the last time I went to the movies was in May. I saw a movie called Front Cover, directed by Ray Leung, at the Seattle International Film Festival. The movie was about two Chinese men, one a big film star from mainland China and the other a New York photographer. They’re both gay, but the actor from China is very closeted and the man from NY isn’t, and the way they fell in love and then end their relationship is both beautiful and terribly sad. (Just to put this in context, before Front Cover the last movie I saw was probably the 7th Harry Potter movie. I don’t get out much.)
What’s on my Netflix list (to be watched) – I have no idea. The husband and kids maintain the Netflix list.
Coffee or Tea – Coffee
Chocolate or Caramel – Both, thanks :)
Apple Cider or Pumpkin Spice – I can make a case for them both, lol…
Rock N Roll or Country – Really? You’re going to make me choose?
Lumberjack or Police Officer – I married a carpenter, so I think I’ll have to go with lumberjack.
Tropical Island or Winter Cabin – Island, preferably Oahu.
I write romance: m/f, m/m, and v/h, where the h is for human and the v is for vampire … or sometimes demon … I lean more towards funny than angst. When I’m not writing I take care of tiny premature babies or teenagers, depending on whether I’m at home or at work. My husband is a soul of patience, my dog’s cuteness is legendary, and we share the homestead with three ferrets. Who steal things. Because they’re brats.
I can be found on-line at all hours of the day and night at my website & blog (www.liv-rancourt.blogspot.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/liv.rancourt), or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LivRancourt). For sneak peeks and previews and other assorted freebies, go HERE to sign up for my mailing list.
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