It Had to be You, Robin!

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WINNERS!  WINNERS!  The lucky winners from last week’s blog with Laura Drake and I are: Annie and Raeline Peterson of the fabulous Grand Central prize packs and Christine L. of the western purse filled with books and goodies!  Please email me at: christie (at) with your delivery info and we’ll get you your prizes.  Congratulations!

I have invited my friend, Robin Kaye back to visit and to tell us about her latest book, Had to be You, releasing TODAY!  So, sit back, have a little fun, and be sure and comment because I’ll be giving away two copies to some lucky folks next week!

OK, Robin, let’s start with telling us three things about yourself that your readers would be surprised about.

I used to be a 120-pound bouncer in a dance club and bar. The owners thought that having a girl at the door would lead to less fights—it didn’t. As you can imagine, my mother was so proud.

I can’t sit still for long, so I write using an exercise ball as a chair so at least I can bounce. I also have a treadmill desk so I can walk and write at the same time. I love it.

I can’t really think of anything else except that I knit and spin yarn, and weave—although not as often as I’d like.  🙂

What is it that your heroine loves most about the hero, and what is it about him that drives her crazy?

Rocki loves and hates that Slater doesn’t fall for Rocki’s shtick—he sees past all the smoke and mirrors she hides behind and has since the first time he laid eyes on her. And she loves that deep down inside Slater is a good man and always does what’s right even to his own detriment.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?

A food critique or a cook. I’m a total foodie and love to cook, but if you’ve ever read any of my books, you probably know that.

I always like to end with a fun one…name three things that are on your desk right now.

Chocolate from Germany, coffee, and a bobble head cat on top of my computer—his head bobs while I walk.

Love it!  Now can you tell us a little bit about Had to be You?

had to be you

The last place he expected to find lasting love was back in his hometown….

Slater knew tragedy from a young age, but with the support of his foster family, he turned his life around. Now, back from a stint in the Navy, he’s packed up his motorcycle and returned to Red Hook to help run the family restaurant–a job that comes with a tantalizing upside. Her name is Rocki.

Flirty, sweet, and outgoing, Rocki brings in crowds as the lead singer of the house band. And although she’s unable to resist the charms of this intense bad boy, she refuses to open her heart to him. Until a family crisis shatters Rocki’s easygoing demeanor, exposing something from her past she’d always hoped would stay hidden.

But Slater knows a thing or two about family secrets–and he sets out to prove to Rocki that their relationship could finally give them both a future worth believing in.

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Sounds great and I love that cover!  Thanks for being here, Robin!  Now two lucky commenters will win a copy so be sure and check back next week!  Good luck!


48 thoughts on “It Had to be You, Robin!

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  1. Robin, someone who can’t sit still yet likes to knit seems a paradox. Can’t wait to read about your bad boy. It sounds like a winner.

    • Thanks, Susan.

      I know what you mean about the paradox–that’s kind of my style. I knit and read at the same time unless it’s a really complicated pattern. And to tell you the truth, the only time I really get a lot of knitting done is when I’m sick. I’m in bed or on the couch and I’m knitting away. The last time I had strep I made my daughter a felted messenger bag for school it was green and had an orange octopus on it. Very cool.

  2. This book sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to read it! I need a whole bunch of new authors to read and I think I may have found one!

    • I hope you like it, Charity. You might want to start with BACK TO YOU: Bad Boys of Red Hook–the first book of the series. In my domestic gods series the order doesn’t matter, but I’m afraid in this series it does. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy them.

    • Jackie – I do love my TreadDesk–I can walk a couple miles an hour while I work. When I’m not on my TreadDesk, I sit on and exercise ball and bounce. It’s only dangerous when my Puggle, Pepperoni jumps into my lap unexpectedly.

    • I’d start with BACK TO YOU if you’re interested in my Bad Boys Series–ROMEO, ROMEO if you want to check out my romantic comedies about Domestic Gods–Men who are as good in the kitchen as they are in the bedroom. 😛

  3. Your latest book sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it!! I’ve read several of your books and loved them all so I’m sure this will not be an exception!

  4. Secrets, returning home, rock singer your book has it all! I’m anxious to read about Rocki and Slater’s relationship. Sounds yummy!

    Did you include any recipes?

    johnslake at usa dot com

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