I had such a great time writing the short story “A Christmas Miracle for Jake” that I have been mulling over in my brain the idea to expand upon it. I was tinkering around with the idea of making it part of the Now and Forever series, but as a prequel. Jacob’s story really needs to be told. How did he become such a broken man unable to trust his own heart?
In For the Love of Quinn, I touched upon his story a bit through conversations between Jake and his brother Eric and other characters. The woman who broke his heart and nearly drove Jake to kill himself keeps coming up in my head. Julia Santos is a piece of work. She is the classic “mean girl” all grown up and even more evil, sort of like Sharon Stone’s character in Basic Instinct. Catherine Tramell was wild, devastatingly beautiful, used to getting what she wanted when she wanted it no matter the costs. For her, murder was not off limits. Would it be for Julia? I think the idea that a man would nearly die in a motorcycle accident because he was so distraught over seeing her with another man would be just the kind of thing to get her juices flowing.
Oh, now my mind is definitely going there!
While Jake is in his coma and on The Island with Quinn, Julia is busy stirring up trouble in the real world for him and his family. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t know that the Hartley family has two Angels watching over them and Jake. Of course there is Karma and Lady Fate waiting to get their claws into Ms. Santos!
Okay, looks like I got some writing to do! I am going with the title The Island for now. Any other ideas?