For a while in college, I wanted to be a journalist. However, when I moved to the University of Minnesota, the dean of journalism convinced me that I did NOT want to be a journalist. Not sure what his motive was to convince me to do something else, but I am very glad he did. Journalism has taken a hard hit in the ‘free news’ era. I was much better off on Wall Street to begin my career. However, my character Ethan cannot imagine doing anything other than reporting the news!
Reporter, Ethan Long, is sent into the backwoods of Arkansas to investigate a woman who claims her sixteen boys were born by Immaculate Conception. Not believing in divine intervention, Ethan plans to uncover the identity of the man who continues to impregnate Sara Smith every year, leaving her to raise her sons on nothing but luck and love. He enters their home as a tutor and eventually discovers the truth, but not before he has fallen in love with Sara and her wonderful boys. Now he must face his own crossroad in life and decide whether to follow his heart or his professional obligations.
Ethan Long hung on the doorframe and leaned into his editor’s office. “Sal said you wanted to see me?”
Jacobs glanced up from the paper mountain on his desk and frowned. He motioned Ethan in. “Come in, close the door.”
‘Close the door’ was never good news with Jacobs. Ethan rummaged through his mind, trying to uncover what he had done to piss off his editor. All he could come up with was the scene his ex-wife caused the day after their divorce became final.
“If this is about Susan’s outburst in the newsroom, let me assure you, nothing she said was true. My relationship with every woman she named is entirely platonic. She accused them because they are the only women I know.” He grimaced. “It’s not like I have a life outside of work.”
Jacobs held up his hand. “If you had a life outside of work, you might still have a marriage.”
The anger that boiled up in response shocked Ethan. “So you called me in to discuss my lack of a social life, because if you have, I’d like to point out we wouldn’t have gotten the Delaney story or the exclusive on the Simmons Bank heist if I didn’t eat, drink, and sleep this job.”
Jacobs sighed heavily. “Sit down and settle your quills. I called you in for an assignment.”
At the word ‘assignment’, Ethan’s anger dissipated. He sat in the plastic armchair and leaned forward in anticipation. An assignment that required a closed door had to be good.
Luck be an Angel
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
A Long Road to Love Series
Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance
White Oak Mafia Series
Snarky, Romantic, Suspense Thriller
Often Humorous, Contemporary, Romance/Suspense
Standalone books with a special twist
Even the strong can use a helping hand when life gets hard.
Humorous, Contemporary Romance with Ghost & Ghost cat
Sweet Contemporary Romance with a Paranormal twist