This week on Romance Weekly, Victoria Barbour wants us to show the cast of our most recent book or work in progress. Hope you already visited the awesome Patti Fiala and found her cast of characters from Danny’s War, her work in progress. Her newest release is Rydin’ the Storm Out.
Jo Mercer’s west coast surfing career tanked. She returns home the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but her plans to rebuild her life are complicated by a her brother’s best friend, Ray, now a hunky firefighter. He’d never shown any interest in her beyond friendship until now. She’s been secretly in love with him since forever.
Ray Andrews can’t believe Jo has finally returned home. He couldn’t be happier, but she’s not the same girl that Bobby and he put on the plane nearly five years ago. California has hardened her and made her wary. He’s anxious to share romantic feelings he’s kept hidden, but values their friendship and isn’t sure she feels the same.
Bobby Mercer worked his way up to lieutenant in the local police department while his best friend, Ray, was soldiering and his sister surfed on the west coast. He recently met a jewelry artist named Sarah and believes she’s the one.
Harley left his SEAL unit after the thrill of a gunfight lost it’s allure. He operates a small oceanfront bar called Pappagayos while doing the occasional undercover job. He instantly recognizes Jo Mercer when she walks into his place for a beer and offers her a part-time job bar tending. He and Ray have a history that Jo can’t decipher not does he want her to.
Tami needs a decent job including benefits on a high school diploma. She and Jo become buddies when they walk through the physical agilities test for the fire academy. She’s always on the prowl for hot firefighters and earns a nickname for her unusual escapades.