Thursday, December 31, 2015

Z is for Zach

Zach Rawlings is the hero in Debra's This Can't Be Love.

Zach started out as one of the 'good' guys in another story, and he remained that good guy throughout his own story as well.

We first meet Zach in This Time for Always. He's one of Sharlie's best friends. The guy who was always there for her. The guy always hoping she'd think of him as a bit more than a friend. I always knew Zach would have a story of his own, but I really didn't know what it would be. While vacationing in the Ozarks, I decided I wanted to use the location as a setting for one of my stories. One day it dawned on me: Zach's story could be set there.

So....Zach became the house sitter for someone he knew from The Corral. Zach wasn't looking for a full-time career. He loved being a bouncer at The Corral, and this side job suited him perfectly. Along comes Jessica, who isn't amused to find Zach at her grandfather's ranch while he's off touring the world. She also isn't amused that Zach has zero ambition in life. She's met far too many men just like Zach.

There is, of course, an immediate attraction, but Jessica is gun shy from her past, and Zach doesn't want to damage the trust Ben put in him by making a move on his granddaughter. No matter how much he wants her, he's not going to take advantage of the situation. See? One of those good guys.

Thankfully, this being a romance with a HEA, the good guys gets the girl in the end. Zach deserves to be happy, and he certainly finds happiness with Jessica.

Here's the blurb:

After the disastrous end of another dead-end relationship, all Jessica Hart wants is solitude and time to heal at her grandfather's mountain retreat. Instead she finds Zach Rawlings.

Zach has made himself at home at the cabin. He's house-sitting while the owner is away, and the temporary nature of the job suits him perfectly. For Jessica, Zach is everything she wants to escape.

As she gets to know him better, she realizes there's more to him than meets the eye. His patience and tender concern begin to heal something deep inside of her. But can she trust her heart to a man like Zach?

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



  1. Replies
    1. I'd say he's a combo, but leaning more toward the Beta side.

  2. This sounds like an amazing story, Debra. I love it when secondary characters demand stories of their own.

  3. I loved this book, Debra. Especially the opening scene! ;)

    1. Thanks! It is kind of fun how she discovers him in the bathtub! :)

  4. I think I've already fallen in love with Zach! Definitely my kind of hero :-)

    1. I have to say, that while I love all of my heroes, for whatever reason, Zach holds a special place in my heart.