Announcing RISKING IT ALL by SM Koz!
Hey Swoon Readers!
It’s been a busy six months for me, writing and editing (and editing some more!) my latest book. It’s a fun YA romance that takes place in a tranquil mountain setting with characters who are anything but tranquil. Here’s the quick synopsis:
Paige knows exactly what she wants—to graduate from Wallingford Academy and become a pilot in the US Air Force. She’s inherited her father’s no-nonsense attitude and whip-smart intelligence, all of which have made her the perfect Wallingford cadet.
Wallingford Academy is the last place in the world Logan wants to be. But after his girlfriend borrows his car and commits a crime, Logan takes the fall and ends up there with hopes of striking a decent plea bargain. For him, graduation can't come soon enough.
When Paige is asked to mentor Logan, it’s the perfect opportunity to prove her leadership skills—but she doesn't account for the feelings that start to develop or the baggage from Logan's past which could threaten both of their futures.
So, it’s a YA take on a military romance with the typical gender roles reversed and much more at stake than just love. Have I piqued your interest? I sure hope so! If not, keep reading. 😊
While I always enjoy writing novels, this one was especially fun because the voices for Logan and Paige are so different and distinct. Paige’s voice is a lot like my own (probably because I was raised by an ex-Marine), so it was easy to get into her head and imagine how she’d react in every situation. Logan, on the other hand, was more challenging, which made him that much more endearing to me when I finally finished. His kind heart, sense of humor, and laid-back attitude are a nice contrast to Paige’s uptight ways.
Anyone who has read my other books know they often have a Lifetime-movie feel to them, and this one is no different. The stakes are high, and so is the drama. I’ve thrown in a few surprises, too, and hope readers will be glued to the pages, rooting for Paige and Logan despite their differences and the major obstacles they encounter.
You’re probably wondering what the title of this book is, right? Well, without further ado, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you (drum roll, please) … Risking It All! Here’s the awesome cover that is so simple yet reveals so many clues about the story.
Check out Risking It All next June to find out whether Paige follows orders … or her heart!