by Jacquelyn Ayres
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Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18687131-goodbye-caution?from_search=true
Becca Campbell is a mother, friend, and widow to a war hero (may he rot in hell). She just wants to raise her daughter right and keep her bed-and-breakfast afloat in this economy. Her traumatic past leaves her with no desire for a relationshipâuntil Grayson James walks through her door. Heâs not the type of man you can easily say ânoâ to. Becca canât quite understand the pull she feels toward him. But then his controlling nature starts to push her awayâand into Ray McNeilâs comforting arms. Which is right where Ray has always wanted her. Who will Becca choose? Will she finally give in to her feelings for Ray, or continue the tumultuous relationship with Grayson? Only one thing is certainâeither choice will mean saying goodbye to caution. Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language and violence. 10% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to YWCAUSA.org to help abused women and children
I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen. I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don't have a pen and paper in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.
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Meet Becca, Grayson, Ray & Hazel
1. When you contrived with Ray to share Becca, did you not consider, knowing your nature, that it might be problem?
I donât know what the bloody hell I was thinking besides the fact that I couldnât lose her! I mean, I was completely snookered. Everything sounds brilliant when your rat arsed! I just . . . I really screwed up and I knew I had to do something drastic to attempt to win her back. In all honesty, I didnât completely factor in the consequences of sharing her with Ray because I didnât think the arsehole really stood a chance!
2. You seem to fall for Morgan almost as hard as you fall for Becca, is the 'ready made family' part of the attraction?
I was looking for a nice, long overdue, visit with my aunt and a great weekend skiing with my mates. I was not looking to fall in love and I most certainly was not looking to become a father. I never even considered having childrenâever. But, my God, youâve all met Morganâhow could anyone not fall in love with that girl? Sheâs a clever, funny little thing and I absolutely adore her! So, no, a âready-made familyâ was not part of the attraction but the love I feel for them made me ready for a family!
1. Obviously you had reservations about Gray and Ray's plan to share your time, but all that aside, you had permission to enjoy two men! How much fun was that??
Can they hear me?
No. They are in the other room.
Security hasnât been in here?
No. Why do you ask?
Umm . . . you have met Grayson, right?
Oh. Quite right. No. No oneâs been in here but us.
Ok. Letâs just say my Slip nâ Slide never saw a dry moment and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive playtime!
2. How do you cope with the restrictions 24 hour protection must impose?
Well, it definitely hasnât been easyâthatâs for sure! Iâve had to let goâa lot! Iâm very impatient. When I need to do something, I need to do it now! Waiting for my detail sucks sometimes. Iâm blessed to have Melissa though! She makes it a bit more normal for me. With the exception of the handful Iâve gotten close to, well, itâs justâawkward! I mean how would you feel if there were people outside of your bedroom door every minuteâhearing everything? I couldnât be quiet with Grayson if I tried! So I had to âlet goâ. Now I just think of it like this, âWell, at least Iâm keeping them all closer to God!â
3. Do you feel any guilt that you and Ray could have probably stayed friends if not for the arrangement?
Thatâs the worst part of this. I was bound to lose one of them. Ray has been my best friend for about five years now. Weâve done everything together. I have to believe in my heart of hearts that eventually, things will mend between us. We love each other very much and on such a different level. I canât see how anything can wipe that all away. But to answer your questionâyes, the guilt is unbearable. Iâve handled this whole situation very poorly.
1. Why did you wait until Becca was happy with another man before deciding to declare your feelings?
Oh, let me guess who you got that information from! That prick is unbelievable!
Well, weâre only going by what weâve been told in general. Thereâs not much evidence to tell us anything different.
There are two sides to every story.
Tell us yours then.
Why so secretive?
Weâve all got our secrets, lady.
(Ladies, I believe Ray just dished out one of his wink/air kiss combinations at me. I may need to change my knickers!)
To answer your question though, I didnât wait for another man to show up. Iâve always told Becca how I feel . . . in my own way. I love Becca with all my heart but she is one oblivious woman!
2. How do you manage the fact that you actually like Grayson, even though you hate him for having Becca?
I did like him when I first met him. I tolerate him nowâbarely. Iâll tell you why I do tolerate him, though. That dude is a loose cannon! When Becca has finally had enough of his bullshit and realizes heâs not the man for her, Iâll be waitingâwith open arms. Just you wait and see!
People might say the same thing about you, Ray. Call you a loose cannon.
(Ray has just given me, what I believe Becca calls, his âsit nâ spinâ face and is now leaving. I have to admitâhis arse does do wonders for those jeans. I may or may not have just fallen out of my chair from leaning to keep a good watch on that arse!)
1. Did you have hopes from the beginning that Becca and Grayson would fall in love?
Well, I had hopes that they would like each other and maybe want to date. But I was not expecting all of this. Honestly, I think itâs been all too much for Beccaâgiven her history.
2. When Becca and Grayson argued who did you deep down feel most protective of?
Such a simple question, dear, and yet so complicated. You know I raised Gracie from the time he was fifteen so heâs like the son I never had. Becca, though Iâve only known her for the past several years, is like the daughter I never had. It really depended on the argument. Becca, though she is so strong, is still quite fragile from her past. You know, she didnât walk away from George on her own accordâhe was killedâwell, so she thought. So I feel very protective of her when I see Grayson behave so aggressively. My Gracie has never acted that way before. Iâve also never seen him so torn up and broken down by a woman. To see what she has done to himâmy heart leans in his direction. Now that Iâm with Charlie, I just try to spend as much time with him and let those two kids try to figure things out for themselves.
3. Errrrrrr â speaking of Charlie, Hazelâhave you found Jesus yet, and if so, how was it? ;-)
Oh, you are just as bad as Becca is, you naughty girl! Canât you girls think about anything besides sex? (You should know that she is giggling and blushing at the moment)
No. Itâs no secret that women are worse than men! Come out with it then! Is Charlie taking you to church, Hazel?
We may have said Hallelujah a few times. (giggling) Oh no! Donât put that in there! Oh dear, thatâs not going to be seen in a national newspaper, is it?
No. No, of course not! (Internationally on the internet but we wonât tell her that!)
Oh good! (sigh of relief) Well, it was so nice to talk to you, dear! Make sure to come and stay with us at The Morgan Innâweâd love to have you!
Thank you, Hazel!