She married the wrong man
When Asher and Dahlia met, she was only seventeen... and engaged to someone else. Though her husband betrayed her trust, Asher shattered her heart when he vanished without saying goodbye.
He never forgot her
Asher's whiskey-roughened voice made him a star, but fame extracted its price by tearing him from the girl he loved. When he meets Dahlia again, years later, it breaks his heart. His muse has given up on happy endings, because of him.
Betrayal broke them once
Dahlia's writing career is on the rocks. Asher's life is crumbling. Neither can afford to indulge in attraction. But their connection is too fierce and precious to resist.
With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path as a content manager for a web firm at the height of the tech boom, marketing director for a high-profile sports agency and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. She is a card-carrying member of RWA, or would be if Romance Writers of America had cards. She's also a member of Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters, where she's met fabulous writers. She aspires to be as witty and kind as her writing family is.
Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, Alexa soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all – at least for a while. And she does in her books.
Alexa loves to read, especially her friends' stories. She also spends a great deal of time in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.
Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves to hear from her fans!