by Jenna Sutton
Big Orange Car isn’t soft or snuggly, but my niece adores it anyway. She would be devastated if anything happened to it (and my sister-in-law lives in fear of Big Orange Car going missing).
Cal O’Brien, the hero of my newest Riley O’Brien & Co. novel, Hanging by a Thread, adores his car, too—a vintage Cadillac Coupe De Ville that his grandmother Violet gave to him. He named the power-blue car Belva as a tribute to his grandma, who introduced herself as Belva when she met her future husband and Cal’s grandfather after World War II.
This is what I imagined when I introduced Belva in the first Riley O’Brien & Co. novel, All the Right Places:
“Have I told you how much I love your car?” She shifted slightly so she could look at him. “It’s like riding on a cloud.”
His vintage Cadillac Coupe De Ville was very comfortable. It also was a gas-guzzler and almost impossible to parallel park, but he couldn’t give it up. His Grandma Violet had given the powder-blue car to him, and he liked feeling connected to her, even if it was through a piece of machinery.
Bebe stroked her hand over the dark blue leather seat, her rings glimmering in the sunlight, and for one fleeting moment, he was insanely jealous of a bench seat.
Lucky for Cal and Bebe, the Caddy has a very spacious backseat for a variety of pleasurable activities…
Are you like Cal? Is your car one of your prized possessions? Does it have a name? Do you know anyone, male or female, who is crazy for cars?
Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances including All the Right Places and Coming Apart at the Seams. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Jenna and her husband live in a 103-year-old house in Texas affectionately known as “The Money Pit”. You can find out more about her and her books by visiting www.jennasutton.com.
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Jenna's Newest Release: Hanging from a Thread
Although Cal has always been fascinated by Bebe’s brilliant mind and beautiful eyes, he’s never pursued her. She can’t stand the sight of him, and every time they’re in the same room, they end up trading insults. Yet when he finds out about Bebe’s bold plan, he makes his move, unaware of her upcoming nuptials. He promises to make her firsts unforgettable, but he doesn’t know how hard it will be to forget her when their arrangement ends.
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