by Lynn Michaels
Everyone asks what inspires an author for their stories, and that tends to be a complicated answer. Inspiration comes from so many places and changes from story to story. Time for Love was inspired by several things.
First, the main character, Jeremy, started talking to me after a trip to the beach. He came across as a relaxed, beach bum type of guy, but he grew to so much more. His background and philosophy developed through research.
His counterpart, Ollie, came first from the technology that build his app. That bit came from my own work with recruiting data scientists that work with machine learning and AI for the company I work for. The concept fascinated me, so I wanted him to be a developer. Of course, I needed a way for these two to get together, so the rest of the story unfolded from there.
Overall, most of my stories incorporate bits and pieces from my life and the world around me. If you read my work, you’ll see tidbits of me throughout in many different ways.
Thank you to The Blogger Girls for letting me stop today
About Time for Love
Surf and sand, beach and bar-tending, and practicing Taoism are the important things in Jeremy Ringer’s life. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that it’s not enough. By trusting the wrong people, he is pushed toward sexy police specialist, Oliver Mendosa.
Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing, the new police app he’s developing. That is until he meets a victim of crime, surfer-boy, Jeremy Ringer. When his protective nature is brought out in full force, he can’t resist the temptation of a summer fling.
Is it possible for these two men, from such different worlds, to overcome their differences and fears in order to find the love they both desire?
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An Excerpt from Time for Love
Ollie couldn’t stop thinking about their witness, Jeremy. The guy was too cute and entirely too laid back. “What do you think about Jeremy’s case?” he asked Walker as they walked into the precinct.
“Never going to find his car. You shouldn’t have given him false hope.”
“Yeah, I couldn’t help it.” He stuffed his phone in his pocket.
Walker stopped and looked at him, grabbing his shoulder. “What? You do like the guy? I mean like-like?”
“He’s cute.” Ollie shrugged. He wanted to play like he was calm and laid back like Jeremy, but he wasn’t. Not at all. The old saying about butterflies in the stomach seemed more like a fact than a literary description.
“I was teasing, but… Seriously, ask him out.”
Ollie huffed. “You know I can’t. At least not until we close his part of this bullshit.”
“Nah. You’re just here for the data. You’re not a detective. Ask him out.”
Ollie shook his head. He wasn’t entirely sure if he wanted dating Jeremy to be a conflict of interest or not. He hadn’t dated anyone. Not in a long time. Not really, not ever. What was he doing, anyway? “He lives too far away. I’ll be back in New York in a month. Easy.”
“That’s an excuse. If you like him. Go out with him. Hell, maybe getting laid would do you good.”
Ollie snorted. “That’s for sure.” He knew exactly how long it had been since he’d gotten any. Hookups he could do, and in New York, they’d been frequent enough. Plus, he had Corey Bishop. A good friend and in for a good fuck if they were both unattached and needing release. It was nice to have a friend he could count on, have sex with occasionally, but wouldn’t ever ask or expect more than that from them. In Jacksonville? None. Nada. Nothing. La negative. Not even Corey, since he was back in New York.
Walker bumped into his side. “Go for it.”
Ollie watched him walk away. He bit at his lip. He did want to see Jeremy again. Wanted to see those sapphire eyes, wide open, as he came apart. Wanted to hear that sweet voice, not humming or singing, but calling out. Maybe calling Ollie’s name. “Maybe I will.” Maybe they could be a fun hookup while he was in Jacksonville. At least until Jeremy went back home. Even if it was a conflict of interest, hell, Ollie never gave a damn about what anyone else said, anyway. He made his own rules.
About Lynn Michaels
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.
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