Rough Code is now available on Kindle Unlimited and in paperback. While I loved writing this story, it was difficult for me for a number of reasons.
I first wrote and published On Edge in 2015. I always anticipated on it being the first book in the Rough Edges series. As I wrote On Edge (Jetta and Paxton’s story), Luc and Evie stuck out to me as the next characters I wanted to write.
The only problem? They stopped talking to me.
For two years I tried to force their story to come. I begged, pleaded, through sex scenes at them. All I got back was a few measly lines and crickets.
Then I wrote All the King’s Horses. Badass Emma strode in, took charge and told all my other characters to back the f**k up. She had a story to tell and it needed to be told NOW.
I launched All the King’s Horses in 2018, and what followed was a pouring of words. It was like Emma had blocked all my other characters until she was done with me.
In the last two months of 2018, I wrote Rough Code, edited in early 2019 and launched it on 14 March 2019.
Luc and Evie’s story involves abuse, facing past trauma, and the power of love. It’s not an easy story. In some ways, it’s the hardest story I’ve ever written. These two are good, they belong together. But even when you’re story and feel secure in a relationship, we face insurcurities – particularly where trauma is involved.
I’m not always rational in my reactions. Thankfully, my husband understands. The best thing about a relationship is how the other person believes in you, even when you struggle to believe in yourself. Relationships should life us up – all relationships, not just romantic ones.
That’s what this story is really about. Finding your own strength and knowing that when you’re lost there are good people willing to prop you up.
I hope you read Rough Code and fall in love with Evie and Luc. I know I did.
Evie Franklin doesn’t know the meaning of home. On the run since her teens, Evie’s whole life is built around a quick exit. After a violent attack leaves her vulnerable, Evie’s forced to rely on the only man who makes her wish she could stay.
Lucien Falco knew Evie was hiding something. The talented, beautiful hacker was a puzzle Luc wanted to solve. Raised in a loving, close knit family, he’s always known what’s he’s been looking for. But no woman has ever come close.