In the small Southern town of McKay’s Treasure, everybody knows that the handsome local police chief, Gideon Marshall, has been carrying a torch for Moira McKay. It’s also no secret that Moira has been rejecting Gideon since…forever. But after an attack from a mysterious stranger bent on taking down the McKay family, Moira becomes filled with distrust toward most men. Now she wonders whether she’s been wrong about Gideon all along—and if it’s not too late to admit him back into her life…and into her bed...
Gideon has finally convinced his wasted heart to give up on Moira, who he’s loved since he was sixteen years old. Moira’s attack changes everything, however—and he vows to protect her. But how much is he willing to risk for a woman who’s always kept him at bay…until now? And is it too late for Moira to tell him that her love for him has always been locked deep in her heart—and he holds the key?
     To some family means everything.  To others it means nothing.  To Moira McKay at 16 she learned a hard lesson.  She learned it means every last breath.  That love can cost you everything.
     You see Moira was best friends with Gideon Marshall and somewhere along the way they became more.  So much more.  On this night it was their anniversary of when they became a couple.  So they had made plans in advance with her mother.  She bought new clothes and everything.  At the last minute there was a glitch.  The person their parents had as a guardian in case anything should happen to them had passed away from a heart attack. 
     So they had made plans to go to Ella Sue’s to ask her and her husband if they would be to people to take the task on.  When her mom said something to Moira she got all whiny.  Her mom allowed her to go on the date.  She took Neve her little sister and she left her younger brother Brannon and told her they would talk later about her attitude and her tone of voice.  At the beginning of her date with Gideon Marshall all she could talk about is how could her mom have forgotten and then been mad at her.  Gideon was just trying to get her off the subject and get her to cut her mom some slack.  She had a great date.
     When she went in all was quiet so she just figured the family was all sound asleep.  So the next morning when she was awakened by someone ringing and banging on the front door.  She was surprised she beat her mom to the front door for once.  She didn’t find it odd that her brother didn’t wake he could sleep through anything.  When she opened the door there stood the Chief of Police and his deputy.  Along with Ella Sue and Gideon was holding Neve who had tears in her eyes that were slowly falling down her cheek.
     At that moment she heard talking that was saying, “We have to tell you something.”  She walked to Gideon to get Neve but she wanted to stay with him.  The Chief tried again to tell her when all of a sudden she yelled, “NO!”  Because her brother must have heard her because he came out half asleep.  Neve wanted to go to him.  That’s when she fell into Gideon’s arms.  Telling him, “Don’t let go.”  His response, “You don’t have to ask me twice.”  That day everything changed. From this day forward she started pulling away from Gideon. This relationship was in for a bumpy ride.  We’re they friend, lovers, or more?
      She not only pulled away but at times she became hostel.  That one day Gideon up and joined the service.  Which killed her.  Which started their 20-year roller coaster.  But now Gideon was back home and chief of police.  Someone is out to get the McKay children and now their loved ones.
     See how Moira handles having him back in town, him deciding to finally date someone that wants him since she doesn’t seem to, and how Gideon can deal with someone after the women he’s still in love with?
     I was hooked before the end of the second chapter.  I didn’t even want to go to sleep that night but sleep is overrated until you need it.  I thought I knew who it was but I kept questioning myself until I knew for sure.  Yup, this was a good one.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by  Follow us at:

Welcome Author of: Playing by Her Rules - Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews

Author of:

Rad-Reader:  Why this story of two long lost sweethearts that are lost to love due to a bad mistake?

Amy:  Why did I chose to tell this story? My editor and I were brainstorming a bunch of different plots and Tanner and Matilda and their second chance romance kind of just sprang from that.

Rad-Reader:  Why do you have Tanner pick Jessica when he knew that she and Matty had such a dislike for each other?

Amy:  Tanner picked Jessica for that precise reason. Because he knew Matilda would be even more outraged at Tanner’s choice. He was young and dumb and trying to do the right thing for the right reasons and screwed up big time.

Rad-Reader:  Matty was hurt but wouldn’t admit that or the anger that she was feeling to anyone.  Was she mad at Tanner, the situation, or his actions?

Amy:  She was mad at Tanner *and* his actions.

Rad-Reader:  Do you think it had anything to do with being left behind by her parents that Matty couldn’t voice her needs?

Amy:  No, I really don’t think so. She was just a teenager and they often feel betrayals the deepest and don’t often think things through logically. All those hormones ;)

Rad-Reader:  Tanner really thought she could just move on?  Yet, he had hoped she didn’t right?  But did he?

Amy:  Tanner had mentally walled Matilda off as *the past*. He’d thought he’d moved on and I guess he had to a degree but he’d never really given his heart to anyone else like he had to Matilda so no...deep down in his secret places he still held a flame for her.

Rad-Reader:  When he got picked up why didn’t he go to her and tell her before the hurt had a time to fester and take root? 

Amy:  Because he knew he’d hurt her so he didn’t think he deserved another chance with her. It was his punishment, I guess. And he really believed she’d move on. And she did. But seeing him again brought back a lot of their unresolved issues.

Rad-Reader:  Tanner was a player as reported or was that just for show?

Amy:  Tanner has enjoyed the fruits of his sporting success but he’s a decent guy and after screwing up with Tilly so bad he’s a lot more careful with hearts.

Rad-Reader:  He followed her and checked up on her why didn’t he help her out more not to struggle?

Amy:  He read her newspaper column every day – that was it. To all intents and purposes she wasn’t *struggling*. She had commitment and trust issues but she was still getting on with her life.

Rad-Reader:  Matty wanted to be mean with her article but she couldn’t.  Why do you think?

Amy:  Because she had to walk a fine line between revenge and being professional. It had to be subtle. But then she quickly realises that Tanner’s still a pretty great guy and her heart isn’t in it any longer.

Rad-Reader:  Matty was a loner right?  No boyfriend to speak of.  Lovers few.  Why?

Amy:  She’s had boyfriends and lovers since Tanner but she found it hard to really trust, to make that commitment to one man. It’s not really until Tanner’s back in her life that she realises it's because of him.

Rad-Reader:  Did you know you had a whole series in you from the very first book?  How many books in this series?

Amy:  Yes. I knew it was going to be a series when I was writing the first book but I didn’t know how many until the other team members became more fleshed out as I wrote. That’s when I knew I had 8 stories.

Rad-Reader:  How long did it take to write this book?

Amy:  About six weeks.

Rad-Reader:  How did your friends and family respond to your success as a writer?  Have you always known you wanted to be a writer?

Amy:  No. I never wanted to be a writer. I’d always been very good at that kind of thing but to be honest, I never really considered that *writer* was an actual job! J I wrote my first book when I was 22 – that’s when I knew I wanted to be a writer even though it took me another 12 years to get published! My family and friends have been extremely supportive of my career. They’re very proud!

Rad-Reader:  If your book was made into a movie who would you want to play…

Matty:  Margot Robbie

Tanner:  Parker Hurley
Amy:  Actually if you got to my Pinterest page you’ll see who I had in mind when I was writing Tanner and Matilda.


Rad-Reader:  What song out now best describes your book or the emotions of your characters?

"Just a Friend to You" - Meghan Trainor
Tanner's thoughts about Matty


"Mr. Almost" - Meghan Trainor (ft. Shy Carter)
For the guys Matty during those 8 years.

 Amy:  I actually had You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This by Toby Keith in my head when I was writing the book!

Rad-Reader:  What is your next project and when is it coming out?

Amy:  Playing It Cool (Dex’s book) is out on 12th September!
Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books?

Amy:   My books are available across all major e-tailers!
Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web?

Amy:  I’m everywhere! ;)
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     I cannot thank you enough for agreeing to do an interview with us.  You answered our letter very quickly and you did the questions in a timely manner and that was just great.  It helps that I can get it all ready in advance of the interview and with your book being such fun to read it made this the icing on the cake.  Come by and visit anytime and let us know how you are doing.  Thanks again and yes you did not get away fast enough you are now a 1 Rad-Reader Misfit.



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