A Taming Season – A Love at Lake George Novel
Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.
Before she can move on and help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. Her Cinderella life shattered three years ago one fateful night, leaving her a young widow, scarred inside and out. In an attempt to reclaim her life, bury her demons, and save her job, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. The place where she found happiness—before. Reboot, restore to an earlier time.
What she finds is a rundown shack.
The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome, star of his own radio show, Jason's Lair, he's a terminal bachelor. But Jason figures he might use the gifts God gave him to convince the sexy redheaded stranger to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. A challenge he’s definitely up for. He’s been trying to buy the cabin—and demolish it—for years: the last reminder of his own tragic, childhood memories.
Zoe can’t deny her attraction to the tall, dark-haired Jason with his pool-water blue eyes. Definitely fling material—if she can just get past those flashbacks from the night everything changed. And the knowledge that when it comes to happy-ever-after, you usually don’t get a second chance. Hardly possible with the Tiger of Jason’s Lair.
What Jason doesn’t figure on is Zoe’s charms melting his emotional armor. But with his reputation, can he ever win her heart? Can a tiger really change his stripes? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?
About Claire Gem (Boston, Massachusetts Author)
Claire Gem lives in Webster, MA and is the author of a memoir and four novels. She began her career writing feature articles for magazines, and earned her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her memoir and debut novel were released in early 2015 by two different small publishers. This year she has published three more novels--a contemporary romance, a romantic suspense, and a women's fiction. Her romantic suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival.
Claire's vision is to transport her readers into another place and time, creating characters and settings so real, readers miss them when they reach The End. Her characters are human, just like you & me. They make mistakes, get clumsy sometimes, & are not too proud to laugh at themselves & each other.
The keyword here is EMOTION. Big on the Sigh factor, Claire's stories aim to hit you straight in the heart and leave you smiling through happy tears.