Dangerous Paradise The Paradise Series Book 2 by Barbara Nolan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Eddie Morgan, the Harley-riding owner of Manhattan mega-club Beyond Paradise, has a secret. Illegal, underground cage fighting in dingy basements. It keeps the dark days of addiction at bay and quiets the static in his brain.
Paige Drake, New York heiress to the Drake Hotel dynasty has one last chance to prove her worth in the family business. Upgrade the outdated hotel bars.
When a dinner party from hell throws these total opposites together their tantalizing teasing and sparring words awaken deep feelings neither one knew existed.
Even though the Long Island socialite is way out of Eddie’s league, he can’t resist the challenge, and soon Paige finds herself zooming out of her buttoned-up life on the back of Eddie’s Harley. He agrees to help Paige with her business venture but soon realizes that her club promoter is a member of a vicious Russian drug cartel using Paige’s bars as a front for their drug operation.
Is Eddie willing to throw himself back into a life that nearly destroyed him to save Paige? And is Paige willing to face the seedier side of Eddie’s world and accept his gritty methods of dealing with the cartel?
Eddie and Paige’s story twists and turns as two divergent people struggle to find common ground in a world where rules do not apply.
Jonny Vallone, the dark, brooding owner of Manhattan nightclub, Beyond Paradise, doesn’t need any more complications in his life, or women. Then savvy con artist Cheryl Benson, barges into his office and spits out a confession that would make most men run for cover.
Cheryl’s fast-paced, out-of-control life is closing in, and her only hope against a ruthless crime boss is bad boy Jonny and his powerful connections. Her knight in black Brioni has a body made for sin with enough baggage to fill a 747, but when a near-fatal attack throws the two together, they implode in a night of steamy, sheet-gripping passion.
Jonny can’t resist the beautiful blonde with the pleading green eyes plus he has his own agenda with the underworld thug who owns a piece of his soul.
Their wild ride whisks them from the high-powered glitz of Manhattan to the sultry beaches of Miami in a desperate attempt to break free of their shady pasts while trying to tame their fiery passion and the dangerous deceptions swirling around them.
Barbara Nolan has enjoyed writing most of her life. She became serious about her craft over the last five years.
Coming a bit late to the game, Barbara made up for lost time by acquiring her Certificate in Creative Writing from NYU and devouring any and all webinars and online courses available.
She's also had the help and influence of many talented professors and editors along the way.
Her passion for reading and words, in general, make this a journey of love. There is nothing she would rather be doing than reading or sitting at the computer writing and editing.
She considers reading a luxury and writing a necessity.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
Over my lifetime I broken 11 bones, Eight fingers, playing as a child, each foot, stepping off a curb, and a rib, coughing during a bout with bronchitis. And no, I don’t consider myself clumsy just unlucky.
What are some of your pet peeves?
People that talk too loud on their phones.
Where were you born/grew up?
Born in New Jersey and still in New Jersey. Love being 25 minutes outside of Manhattan.
Who is your hero and why?
My Dad. He never complained, and accepted everyone with a smile no matter how unpleasant the situation. I’ve tried to live up to his good nature but fear I sometimes fall short.
What are you passionate about these days?
I am very passionate about my writing and giving my readers the best work I can produce.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Reading and writing. I consider reading a luxury and writing a necessity.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Loyal, dependable, honest, caring and supportive. And no, I was never a girl scout, lol.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I won my first award for my writing. It was such an honor to be recognized for something that I’ve enjoyed most of my adult life.
What inspired you to write this book?
This book and the other two in the series were inspired by our many years in the bar and restaurant business.
Do you believe in writes block?
Not really. Now, I don’t want to jinx myself, but the words flow for me and when they don’t it usually means that the scene is not working for the character or that I am in the wrong POV. When I do get stuck I read some of my favorite authors in my genre and it seems when I relax and enjoy reading that my words come more freely when I resume writing.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I could definitely see Beyond Paradise as a movie. The glamour of Manhattan’s night life, and sultry South Beach, would be wonderful backdrops for a movie. Since there will be two more books in this series, Dangerous Paradise and Forbidden Paradise, I believe they could also be a Netflix series. My characters are passionate, and flawed which would transfer nicely onto the screen.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
The scenes in Beyond Paradise have been floating around in my mind for many years and it was a relief to finally get it all down on paper. Then I loved taking the supporting characters of Beyond Paradise and giving them their own story while watching them unfold and develop. Hopefully, my readers will love my characters as much as I do, and if they do then I know I have done my job.
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