I don’t usually cover New Adult romances but this one definitely appealed to me and we get the special treat of a character interview with David Anderson (from A Long Time Coming) and Mason Daniel (from When It’s Least Expected). Check out all of Heather’s books at http://sunshinepressbooks.com/product-category/young-adult/. And enjoy this inside look at Heather’s boys and her new book, plus a fantastic contest.
Meet David Anderson and Mason Daniel…together. It could get spoilerish in this interview, so beware…
Just know that nothing good can come out of this interview.
— Heather Van Fleet
Me: *smiles as two of my favorite boys step into my kitchen. David gives me his serious nod, and sits. Mason on the other hand, flips the chair backwards, settles his elbows on the back and winks. I think I might be nuts bringing them both here.*
Hey gentlemen. It’s very good to have you both here in my humble abode. I never thought I’d get you two together in the same room alone again without causing a riot!
David: Yeah, don’t count on it very often. Mason and I have a mutual understanding. For Harley’s sake, I don’t kill him.
Mason: *Grins and leans forward even more* Dude, You know you love me. I make your sister happy.
David: *Slouches lower in his seat* That hasn’t always been the case you know…
Mason: Aw, hell…I’m the shit. Don’t deny it. Harley is my wife now. You and I? We’re brothers all the way.
David: *Rolls eyes and looks at me* See what I have to put up with? *throws a thumb towards Mason* Lucky we don’t have to see each other very often anymore.
Me: Come on you two, I feel like your mom. Let’s just relax, and let by gones be by gones, okay?
David: Fine. *waves me along with his hand* Have at it. Why did you want us both here?
Mason: Leave Ms. Van Fleet alone. *grins widely* She didn’t screw you up too badly, ya know. You got the wife, the kid, the whole packages. Granted you lost a leg and shit…
Me: *Glares at Mason* I wanted youboth here because I missed my boys. Not really understanding why that is at the moment, but, whatever. Anyway, David, you first. Tell me one thing you like about Mason—besides the fact that he makes Harley happy.
David: *Scoffs* Um, can I plead the fifth here? *runs a hand through his messy hair.*
Me: Nope. Can’t do it.
Mason: *taps a beat out on the tabletop* I know what I like about him! *Jabs a thumb in David’s direction*
Me: Oooookay then…Mason. You go first.
Mason: *Grins* All righty then. The one thing I like about David is that he doesn’t take anyone’s shit. He stands up for himself. He’s a pretty powerful dude in that sense.
David: *laughs* So heartwarming, Mason. *leans over and pats him on the back*
Me: Okay, Mr. Smarty Pants David. Your turn.
David: Fine, *groans* I guess you could say he’s pretty decent because he tries really hard to be a good guy. He’s always there for people too, not just my sister, but his own sister Maisy, and his mom too
Mason: *Leans over close to David’s ear to whisper* That’s more than one. You really like me, don’t you? *winks at me*
David: *Shakes his head and grins* Don’t press you luck. I don’t know if I’ll ever like you so to speak. I just tolerate you.
Me: *clears throat* Moving on you two. David, if you met Mason on the street and no idea who he was, what would you say if you saw him?
David: Easy. I’d tell him to get a haircut. That shit isn’t right!
Mason: *Frowns, brushing his chin length hair from his face. It’s impossibly long, even for Mase* It’s not so bad. Gives Harley something to hold onto when we’re—”
Me: Mason Daniel, enough! *Runs hand down my face and shuts eyes*
David: Christ, you better shut your mouth.
Mason: Sorry dude, crossed a line. Won’t step over it again. *grins evily*
Me: Fine. Mason, only fair…your turn. But keep it clean, okay?
Mason: *blue eyes widen, smile grows huge. And yes. The dimples are there. I didn’t realize how much I missed this boy until now* If I saw David, I’d think to myself that he was inspirational. Having only one leg and all is pretty bad ass. I mean, I don’t know what I could do if that was me. Surfing would be impossible and I don’t know what I’d do—”
David: Shut the hell up. *rolls his eyes and grins*
Mason: *leans over and pats him on the shoulder* I’m just saying, dude. You inspire me. You’ve been through a shit storm, but came out of it a lot better than I ever would. I mean, seriously. I’m proud to call you my brother–in–law.
Me: *gets all teary and swoony over the surfer boy* Mase, I’ve missed you.
Mason: *winks and leans back in his chair* And I’ve missed you, Ms. Van Fleet.
David: Can we get a move on it here? I need to get home. My girls need me.
Mason: *Leans forward* My god though dude, you and Abs make some beautiful kids. *looks at me* have you seen their baby Ms. Van Fleet? Because if you can make their kids that cute, I can’t imagine what you’ll do when me and Har decide to go on our baby–making spree. I think I want four. Har says two, minimum. We might compromise at three but who knows.
David: *shakes head* try one first. Then go from there. Do you even realize how much a baby shits in one day, dude? Cuz they don’t come out potty trained. And the no sleep is wicked too. But damn…*sits back in his chair. Dark eyes go distant and dreamy. I haven’t seen him this in love since him and Abigail first decided to get together. I am one lucky girl, lemme just say* When you hold that baby in your arms for the first time, there’s nothing else like it.
Mason: Better than sex, eh?
Me: *closes eyes and sighs. Leave it to Mason to ruin a perfect moment*
David: *Laughs* Yeah, dude…it really kind of is…
Mason: *nods and grins*
David: So yeah, I think I’ve had enough of the mush for now. Let’s go, Mason. My sister is probably wondering where you are.
Me: When do you and Harley head back home?
Mason: My guess is she’s never gonna want to leave her niece now. *grins and stands*
David: Yeah, but can you blame her? *stands up and moves to grab his coat*
Mason: Nope. Not a bit. My niece beats the waves in a heartbeat.
David: Damn right she does *slaps Mason on the back*
Me: Bye boys. Be nice to each other. I’ll be watching. And you never know when I might see you again.
Mason and David: *both freeze and glare at me in unison from over their shoulders*
Me: *cackles* Love you two!! *waves*
A Long Time Coming
By Heather Van Fleet
Contemporary New Adult Novel
From Sunshine Press, 266 pages
Abigail Orson has a problem. A love problem to be precise; and she has absolutely no idea how to go about fixing it.
For years now, she has been chasing her best friend’s brother—demanding things from him that he’s never wanted to give. For one? A real relationship that surpasses well beyond that dreaded ‘just friends’ zone. You see, David Anderson is her idea of perfection to a T. The one and only guy who has ever had the ability to make her heart beat faster; make her toes curl with the simple blink of his long, girly lashes. But David is also a recovering amputee, and the only thing he really wants from Abigail is to be left alone. Abigail is a fighter though, and losing the one guy who has ruined her for every other is no longer an option.
A guy with one leg who has lost his motivation to live—to love—to actually be a man. David believes he’s a waste of space. If only the beautiful girl of his unattainable dreams would get that through her perfect, blonde, stubborn head! He’s not the right guy for Abigail. He’ll never be worthy of what she deserves. However, staying away is almost impossible, especially when he’s just as in love with her as she is with him. But Abigail has a life ahead of her, one that’s definitely livable without a nineteen–year–old gimp like him holding her down. What makes her want to stick around is beyond questionable to David’s mind.
Choices will be made. Lines will be drawn. And together, they will face challenges that nobody saw coming. David and Abigail may have had almost fourteen years to fall in love, but the thing is, timing and love have never exactly worked in their favor.
It has been years in the making, and definitely A Long Time Coming for David and Abigail. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up before they actually have the chance to get it right…
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She spun around, nibbling on her lip, grabbing both of his hands as she pulled him slowly along with her. Her eyes were so focused and shiny that he barely remembered his own name, let alone what he was about to say.
“No crutches, David.”
They made it to the edge of the floor, just as the tempo of the music slowed, to that of a seductive, rhythmic beat. She pulled his hands towards her, and he took that non–verbal command, wrapping his arms around her waist. His fingers knew just what to do, settling into the curves of her body right above her perfect ass. Those damn traitorous body parts had a mind of their own.
“I won’t let you fall…” she whispered in his ear, running her fingers through the back of his hair like a vixen who he wanted to steal away forever, only, though, so he could lock her up with him in the backseat of her car again.
Shit …it wasn’t the fear of falling that worried him. Oh no…it was the fear of never wanting to let her go again.
About the Author:
Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby–and high school sweet heart–Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they’re water.
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