Thursday, November 7, 2013

Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week: Abbey

Book: Black Irish
Author: Tricia Andersen
Heroine: Abbey

Abbey begins the series as an extremely naive Iowa children's writer. However, she finds her strength quickly when the two men in her life deceive her. First she realizes her illustrator, Sloan, lies to her about his sexuality. Then she discovers her boyfriend, Michael, steals all her money and runs to Mexico with her best friend.

Instead of being lost and desperate, Abbey gets a job and a place to live in a dangerous part of New York City and saves money to get back home to Iowa. Even when Sloan returns and tells her how he feels about her, she still is determined to be independent. She finds the will in herself to be her own woman. Despite being married to a millionaire, she becomes self-sufficient. Her stubborn independent streak becomes the perfect compliment to strong, stubborn Irishman through the Black Irish series.

Blurb: Black IrishAbbey couldn't believe he was gay.

She nearly ran away from her dreams of being a children's book writer when she was introduced to her illustrator Sloan O'Riley, a dark, sensual Irishman with incredible ice blue eyes. He certainly couldn't be good for Abbey's relationship with her boyfriend back in Iowa. How could she stay in New York and work intimately with the sinfully sexy Sloan even if he was gay? And when Sloan is threatened to be deported, how far would Abbey go to keep him in the U.S.?

Sloan was forced to tell a little white lie. He had no choice.

He couldn't let the sweet, beautiful, innocent Abbey Wright flee from his life - not without a chance to explore the sudden desire he felt for her. Lying to her by telling her he was gay seemed to put her at ease. But what would Abbey do if she ever discovered the truth about Sloan's sexuality - or learned the deeper, darker secret he's been hiding?

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