Saturday, March 21, 2015

Meet Charlie Fletcher in The Best Laid Plans by Amy Vastine @PrismBookTours

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Best Laid Plans (Chicago Sisters, #2)The Best Laid Plans
(Chicago Sisters #2)
Amy Vastine
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 368 Pages
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She planned on falling in love. Just not with him!

Emma Everhart's life is going according to plan. Finish nursing school with flying colours… Check. Get a great job in the ER… Check. Marry a handsome doctor and have two babies, three years apart… Not quite yet. But with a dreamy new doctor joining the hospital staff, she's so close she can almost taste the wedding cake. Now is not the time to let the tall, dark and flirtatious paramedic Charlie Fletcher distract her! He may be the best date and best kiss she's ever had, but he's definitely not part of her plan. No matter how he makes her feel…

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
(Chicago Sisters #1)
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

Hi and thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today. I am so excited to be here and to introduce you to my hero from my newest book, The Best Laid Plans. Charlie Fletcher is my favorite hero so far. He’s a six foot four, green-eyed, fun-loving paramedic who wears his heart

on his sleeve. There really isn’t anything not to love about him.

Charlie is the youngest of five children and the only boy. His sisters are nothing less than a total pain in his butt. His two oldest sisters, Kristin and Mandy, fight. All the time. They’re in constant competition with one another. It tends to make family gatherings a little tense. His other two sisters, Candice and Becca, are twins. Charlie is closest to the twins but they both have some big secrets to reveal in the story.

Charlie’s other family are the men and women he works with at the firehouse. Charlie is a paramedic and spends much of his time at Station 22. The guys there are no different than brothers, which means they also fight and tease one another like brothers. At the same time, they have one another’s backs. No one is ever left behind and when one of them is in trouble, they all are there for him. A couple of the firefighters find that out firsthand in the story.

Charlie also has several interesting personality traits. One being that he loves to give people nicknames. If you read The Better Man, the first book in the Chicago Sisters series, you already met Charlie and got a feel for his panache for nicknames. His best friend and neighbor is Floor Three. His sister who lives in Colorado and is a ski instructor is Snow Bum. The nurse he’s fallen in love with is his Nightingale.

Charlie lightheartedness also makes him endearing. He’s also a silver-lining kind of guy. Optimistic and a positive thinker, Charlie can see the bright side to any situation. It’s not easy to bring him down (trust me, I know this from experience!) I do put poor Charlie through the wringer. He deals with some disappointment in the story that, in the end, makes him appreciate what he’s got that much more. I promise he gets his happily ever after!

My favorite thing about Charlie is the way he loves Emma. Charlie loves with his whole heart. He doesn’t hold back. It’s what makes him so irresistible. But what I love the most is that he learns he’s worthy of being loved back that much as well.

Well, there you have it. I hope you’ll give Charlie a chance to make an impression on you. He’s worth it, I promise!

Author picAmy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

In September of 2012, she saw a tweet about Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. She entered, hoping for nothing more than a little feedback from some people in the business. Amazingly, The Weather Girl made it into the semi-finals, thanks to the many wonderful voters out there! The manuscript didn’t make it to the finals, but the editors over Harlequin were still interested. A few revisions later and The Weather Girl was contacted for publication with Harlequin Heartwarming – a dream come true!

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

- $50 Amazon gift card & signed paperback of The Best Laid Plans (ebook if international winner)
- 5 copies of The Best Laid Plans (paperback to US winners and ebooks to international winners) and Chicago swag and Sweet and Heartwarming Bracelet for (US winners only)
Ends March 29th

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