Game Changer – Characters

We’re about eight weeks out from release of Game Changer. I’m super excited for you all to read this new story, the first in the Ruled Out Romances. Today I thought I’d introduce you to the main characters.

Character-MerideeMeridee Mansford

She is my shy, quiet heroine. A hard-working college student who studies whenever she’s not working at Ferdinand’s, the campus ice cream shop, or a shift at the hospital to keep up her nursing assistant certification. She’s seriously a busy gal.

Being in the spotlight is worse than a case of the hives in her book. She likes to blend into the background and watch life happen around her. She’s been too hurt in the past to dip her feet in the pool again.

Meridee loves being a manager at Ferdinand’s (a place I really want to visit in person after studying it and seeing all their cool ice cream flavors and Cougar Gold cheese). She has an older brother, Mark, who would do anything for her. She comes across as serious and strict at work–a little intimidating–yet really, she feels intimidated and is as timid as a mouse.

character-Parker (Luke Kuechly)Parker Harrington

AKA Sticky Fingers, is my fun-loving, loud, popular football hero. This picture is of Luke Kuechly  of the Carolina Panthers. I thought he made for a good Parker character. Parker plays for the Washington State University Cougars, and has glided into the national spotlight after his first two preseason games. Great things await him, but first things first. He needs his huckleberry ice cream from Ferdinand’s, his favorite dessert Mecca.

These two characters are as different as night and day. Meridee doesn’t even think Parker’s ever really seen her, even though she scoops his ice cream order at least twice a week. She feels invisible. Overlooked. And Parker is the opposite. Everyone on campus recognizes him and wants his attention or autograph.

They’ve both ruled each other out. But that’s why these books are so fun…seeing how they come together and meet…and how their hearts mesh over time. What has to happen to make the stars align for their unique happily ever after?

You’ll have to discover Parker and Meridee’s secrets when you read the book in September. Squeal!!!

Book cover is being designed as we speak, and the book goes to the editor next week. I can’t wait for you to learn more about Meridee and Parker when Game Changer releases next month.

Now go enjoy the rest of August. Summer is almost over. Make the most of it…and read good books.

I’ll be back with a book next week.


9 thoughts on “Game Changer – Characters

  1. The picture you chose to represent Meridee nails her perfectly. It’s just how I envisioned her when I read the book. Good luck with your new release! I’ll be happy to help spread the word.

  2. I love this book sooo much and feel honored to have a sneak peek. I immediately fell in love with Meridee and Parker and have rooted for them from the beginning.
    AND – I am going to be a passenger during a 3-hour car ride today…you know what I’ll be doing!! xo

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