HER HOMECOMING WISH ๐Ÿ–ค Q&A + EXCERPT

Thanks to Harlequin Special Editionย for including me on this blog tour forย Her Homecoming Wish by Jo McNally! ๐Ÿ–ค

SYNOPSIS

cover_Her Homecoming Wish_Jo McNallySheโ€™s ready to shed her good-girl waysโ€ฆ

โ€œYouโ€™re all about following the rules now?

โ€œPity.โ€

Mackenzie Wallace hopes thereโ€™s still some bad boy lurking beneath single father Danny Adamsโ€™s upright exterior. Being the proverbial good girl left her brokenhearted and alone in the past. Now sheโ€™s back in town and wants excitement with her high school crushโ€”not love. Dan knows their connection runs deep, despite Mackenzieโ€™s protests. But will their new personas work togetherโ€”especially when Danโ€™s secret is exposed?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author photo_Jo McNallyJo McNally lives in upstate New York with 100 pounds of dog and 200 pounds of husband โ€“ her slice of the bed is very small. When she’s not writing or reading romance novels (or clinging to the edge of the bed…), she can often be found on the back porch sipping wine with friends, listening to an eclectic playlist. If the weather is perfect, she might join her husband on the golf course, where she always feels far more competitive than her actual skill-level would suggest.

Check out Jo on her website!

Q&A WITH Jo

DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO WRITE FOR HARLEQUIN?

Well, Iโ€™ve wanted to write romance novels since I was about ten years old (my first โ€œbookโ€ had a heroine named Destiny and horses and a tornadoโ€ฆ). But I didnโ€™t actually become aware of Harlequin until I was an adult. Many readers talk about sneak-reading their momโ€™s Harlequin novels as teens, but my mom didnโ€™t read romance! But once I found Harlequin books, I knew that was where I wanted to be.

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF READING A HARLEQUIN ROMANCE.

I got distracted by life for a while (it happens, right?) and stopped reading much. I rediscovered romance novels when I got my first eReader, and one of the first books I read was Beach House No. 9 by Christie Ridgway. That story made me laugh and cry and sit on the edge of my seat, and I was hooked on romance all over again. I started devouring series by Susan Mallery and Kristan Higgins, and then I started writing in earnest. And it all started with a Harlequin romance!

WHAT IS A RECENT BOOK YOU HAVE READ THAT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND?

I just finished a reread of Lucy Parkerโ€™s The Austen Playbook from last year, and I adored it just as much the second time around. Lucyโ€™s books are always full of sparkling wit, and this is one of the best opposites-attract romances (my favorite trope) Iโ€™ve ever read. I canโ€™t wait to read her brand-new book, Headliners.

EXCERPT

Dan returned, thankfully ending the conversation. He handed her a glass, but it wasnโ€™t beer.

โ€œI thought you might want some water to hydrate yourself from all yourโ€ฆuhโ€ฆactivity.โ€

โ€œIn other words, you agree Iโ€™ve had enough beer tonight? Youโ€™re rightโ€”this is not a typical Friday night for me.โ€ Remembering she was here to start a more fun-loving life, she lifted her chin. โ€œAt least it wasnโ€™t before tonight.โ€

Owen leaned forward to make himself heard over the music. โ€œHey, Dan, you bike, right? A bunch of us are going to do the loop around the lake Sunday. Wanna join us?โ€

Mackโ€™s eyes went wide. โ€œDan, you still have your motorcycle? I used to love the way that thing rumbledโ€ฆโ€

Kiaraโ€™s eyebrows rose, and Mack realized she sounded gushy. But she hadnโ€™t thought of Dan pulling up behind the liquor store on that dark red Harley of his in a long time. Heโ€™d been every teenage girlโ€™s bad-boy dreamโ€”handsome, reckless and restless. She used to run to the back window when she heard him coming, just to watch him pull that helmet off and run his fingers through his hair, wearing those tight jeans.

Was it hot in here, or was it her memories that were heating her up right now? She gulped down the cold water, nearly emptying the glass in one pull. Dan was saying something. Oh, damn. Dan was talking and she wasnโ€™t even listeningโ€ฆ

โ€œโ€ฆthink Owenโ€™s referring to bicycles, not motorcycles.โ€ He nodded toward Owen. โ€œIโ€™ve got Chloe this weekend, so Iโ€™ll have to pass.โ€ His mouth slanted into a half grin as he turned back to Mack. โ€œBut yes, I still have the old Harley. Itโ€™s been in mothballs for a few years, but I canโ€™t seem to part with that last vestige of my misspent youth.โ€

That bad boy might still be in thereโ€ฆ

โ€œYou know, Iโ€™ve never been on a motorcycle. You should give me a ride sometimeโ€ฆโ€

Dan coughed and the others laughed. That wasnโ€™t the kind of ride sheโ€™d meant, of course. Or was it? Rather than apologize, she just met his gaze and shrugged.

There was a spark of something in his eyes. Interest? He closed them and shook his head, as if chasing away whatever thoughts sheโ€™d put there.

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