Guest Post: Suzanne Carroll and ‘Over The Edge’

Today on the blog I have a special treat for all you romance lovers! For the first time I’m hosting a guest post by the very talented Aussie Author Suzanne Carroll!

 Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband and children.  By day she works in an office where she sneakily scribbles plot ideas on yellow sticky notes and hopes they don’t accidentally end up on the departmental monthly report.

One such sticky note has turned into her first novel, Over the Edge.

Today Suzanne is here to talk to us about the main man in her book….

It’s no secret that everyone is going to fall hard for Angus. How did you create the perfect guy, and how to the men in your life measure up?

Yeah, Angus is kind of nice. I don’t know how I came up with him – that sounds so lame, doesn’t it? – he just seemed to evolve. Although he does have a couple of traits taken from people I’ve known.I think, what I like about him, is that mix of strength and vulnerability. I find that very attractive. And that whole idea of a man (Angus) presenting one face to the world, and having another side of him that he shows only to one person. And
what sort of trust does he need to be able to show that side? There’s an intimacy in that that I think is very appealing. And there’s also the fact that Angus is so obviously protective of Zoe, but he doesn’t smother her or try to “save” her, or tell
her what to do – I like that about him too.

The men in my life? They measure up just fine 🙂

Over The Edge

In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding, complete with fire-eaters and belly dancers. But when she receives an unexpected gift from her future mother-in-law, Zoe realizes she’s making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument, she breaks up with her fiancé, and his mother—who has joined the fight via conference call.

Following the advice of friends and co-workers, along with some inspiration from late-night-television self-help guru Dr. Pam, Zoe sets out to find the life she thinks she should be living. Always a planner, she makes a list of goals: travel, career, tattoos, and no romantic entanglements. It’s all carefully laid out, until she meets Angus Creed.

Angus is supposed to lead the opening waltz at a charity ball in New York City. Only problem is the handsome billionaire construction magnate with the tabloid past can’t dance. Not one step.

Tainted by gossip and with a well-publicized failed engagement behind him, Angus has become a master at keeping an emotional distance. Until he meets Zoe.

What starts as dancing lessons, slowly becomes something more. Angus begins to let down his guard and open his heart, even when his past makes an unexpected and unwelcome return. As Zoe discovers the real man behind the headlines, she questions where her new choices are taking her. Her goals look good on paper, but are they what she really wants? And by the time she realizes where her heart lies, will it be too late?

Like the sounds of this book? Head on over to the Writer’s Coffee Shop to purchase a copy 🙂

For more information on Suzanne Carroll head on over to her website or on GoodReads.

If you happen to live in Sydney, Suzanne will be appearing at an author event on Thursday 6th June at 6:30pm @ Hornsby Library. The event costs $5 and bookings are essential. To book a place simply call 98476614 or email library@hornsby.nsw.au


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