lead character in “The Journey”
Funny how things sometimes work out. Jeremy Palmer was intended to be a rogue character in my earlier contemporary romance novel, The Reunion. He would make a brief appearance, do his dirty deed, and disappear into the night. However, things don’t always go as planned, as I soon realized that Ian could never have such an evil son. Thus Jeremy went from rogue villain to rival, competing with his father for Gillian’s affections. It created a storyline that many readers tell me was their favorite part of the book. Jeremy blossomed. Okay, he jumped off the page. He became a sexy, vibrant character worthy of having his own novel, The Journey.
The Journey begins approximately eighteen months after The Reunion has ended. A happily married engineer, Jeremy’s world suddenly turns upside down. His wife, Cassie, has been seriously injured in a car crash. Jeremy rushes to the hospital and stays by her side. As Cassie slowly recovers the two befriend Denise, one of Cassie’s nurses. Denise seems familiar, but Jeremy can’t quite place her. Denise, however, has never forgotten how he jilted her, years before. She wants a second chance, and she’s about to unleash an evil plan to win him back.
Jeremy is a purely fictitious character, although his character is similar to the young Ian seen in the flashback chapters of The Reunion. The inspiration for the younger Ian comes from someone I knew, long ago, and, just like his father, Jeremy will make his fair share of mistakes, no doubt leaving some readers saying, “Like father, like son.”