What inspired me to write Rock the Wolfe? I had no plans to do another rock star hero, but I was reading on-line about a Canadian singer I like, Mathew Good, (Alternative rock singer, had the Matthew Good Band 1995-2002, now solo) and his struggles with anxiety and how they affected his professional life. A plot idea took root and in no time at all I had pounded out a short story with my own Canadian rocker. I can safely say this is my last rock star hero, I got it out of my system. 🙂 I love immersing myself into the story as I write, the characters really come alive. Kerri and Wolfe certainly did in this story. ~~Karyn
He’s desperate for a break…
After a difficult year in the classroom, elementary school teacher Kerri Coleson is close to the breaking point. All she wants is a quiet summer to regroup and refresh. Vacationing alone at the old family homestead, she never expected to meet a burnt out rock star or discover that he might be the man of her dreams…
He’s desperate for her…
Following the bust-up of his group and the dissolution of his marriage, rock star Wolfe Phalen’s world has been turned upside down. Though intrigued by Kerri’s lush curves, nurturing personality, and sensual response to his touch, the last thing he wants is a romantic entanglement…
Kerri may rock Wolfe’s world, but will she rock his heart and soul?
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Rubenesque
Heat level: 4
Word count – 17k
So much for a walk today.
A distant rumble of thunder boomed across the horizon. The rain fell in torrents from the gray, cloudy sky. Wolfe stood on Kerri’s veranda, the hood up on his sweatshirt. He could have called and canceled, but realized he didn’t have her cell number. Cold, stinging rain lashed his cheeks as he waited for her to answer.
She opened the door and a gust of rain-laden wind caught her square in the face. She gasped and then began to laugh. The light, feminine sound cracked through the barrier around his heart. It was if the clouds had parted and the sun shone down on them both. Jesus, where had that romantic drivel come from? If it had happened to Janice, she would have screamed and railed on and on about getting wet. Kerri laughed. A sharp difference, and a welcome one.
She stepped back, allowing him to enter. After closing the door, Wolfe bracketed her face with his hands and swiped the cold moisture away from her flushed cheeks. As he lay gentle kisses where the rain had been, he heard a soft moan escape her parted lips.
The slight hold he had on his control slipped away. Capturing the moan with his mouth, he kissed her with hunger he had not known existed within him. The cold, clinging dampness of his clothes dissipated as the heat level grew between them. He backed her against the wall and let his hands explore her ample curves. Rotating his hips, he let her feel everything that pulsed and vibrated through his entire body.
For the first time in months, he felt alive. Potent. Emotions he had not had in ages, and a few he could not identify, rocked him hard.
The depth of her response ramped up his desire even more. Kerri rubbed against him, her breath hitching in short gasps in between the desperate kisses.
“Is it terrible I brought condoms?” he whispered.
“Oh, God. No. Not terrible. I like a man who plans for every contingency.”
Laughing, he leaned in and kissed her. “Where? Upstairs?”
“I have a fire going in there.” She pointed to the living room.
Sex in front of a fire. Perfect.
Karyn Gerrard Bio: Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. Tortured heroes are a favorite. A multi-published author with a few best-sellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write in different genres and time periods.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise, she assumes everything is golden.
Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.