Head over to the Soundtrack page to see the full list of songs that kept playing out in my head while I was planning out and then writing Stealing Home. But Far Away by Nickleback was the main inspiration for the 6th book in The Stone Series. Well, that and my long time obsession with Keanu Reeves. I sat through the movie Buddha just to see him. (Okay, maybe I fast forwarded through the scenes he wasn’t in) At first I had seen Pete as Keanu but then as the Stone Series saga grew, he definitely became Rick Roman.
“This time, this place misused, mistakes. Too long, too late, who was I to make you wait? Just one chance, just one breath just in case there's just one left. 'Cause you know you know, you know that I love you, I have loved you all along and I miss you, been far away for far too long. I keep dreaming you'll be with me and you'll never go. Stop breathing if I don't see you anymore.”
Rick Roman has made many decisions in his life that he wishes he didn’t have to make. He’s done things in the line of duty that churn his stomach but through it all his love for Lori never faltered. He feels guilt for leaving her and Pete, taking away what he figured were the best years of their lives. What he hadn’t realized at the time was that the best years of Lori’s life would only be years spent with him. Now that Rick has returned, they have a lot of lost time to make up for…mostly in the bedroom!
A piece of info about me...my favorite author that writes contemporary romance is Shayla Black