Amie Louellen

Love turns up in all the wrong places... at just the right time.

Growing up a police chief’s daughter, Kaylee Stephens saw firsthand how arrogant cop attitudes affect a marriage. Not for her, no sir. But when a priceless, pre-Columbian statue comes up missing, the day-school teacher finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. And face-to-face with sexy Detective Lucas Blackfox, her brothers’ old high school chum.

She had nothing to do with the crime, despite the fact that she -- up until very recently -- was engaged to the number one suspect. Once that’s cleared up, she plans to return to her peaceful, cop-less life.

Luc can’t seem to keep Kaylee out of his thoughts, and it’s not just because every time he and his partner turn over a new stone in the case, Kaylee shows up. She’s grown from the pig-tailed tagalong he once knew to a woman he’d like to know better.

His quest to convince her he’s not just a typical cop is right on track toward making her a permanent fixture in his arms...until the missing statue’s legendary curse drops an emotional bomb that could destroy everything.



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Read an excerpt from Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop

 

About Amie Louellen

Amie Louellen loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family... and maybe homemade tacos... and shoes. But reading and writing are definitely high on the list. When she's not creating quirky characters and happy endings she enjoys going to little league baseball games and Chauffeuring her prodigy to guitar lessons. Born and bred in Mississippi, Amie is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, two spoiled cats, and one very hyper beagle.

 

Also by Amie Louellen

Brodie's Bride and Love Potion Me, Baby (both from TWRP)

 

An Interview with Amie Louellen
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Amie, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS! Your featured book is Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop and the title alone drew me in. <g> How did this work come about?

AL: Thank you so much for hosting me today! It's a funny story really. My husband was working overseas and was coming back into town for a couple of weeks. My co-workers (at the time) dared me to pick him up at the airport wearing nothing but a teddy and a trench coat. Then the joke morphed into what would happen if I got pulled over by the cops and Ten Reasons Not To Date A Cop was born.

HH: What do you like best about Kaylee and why will readers be cheering for her?

AL: Kaylee is scared to death of turning into her mother, a phenom that happens to the best of us. I think most women can relate to that 'fear'. But Kaylee is genuinely a good person who deserves love, if she could just look past her hang-ups to what's right under her nose. And she discovers that her parents might not be who she thought they were--but in a good way.

HH: What do you like best about Luc and why will readers love him?

AL: Luc is a bad-boy-made-good. He's never had a lot growing up and was the kid who everyone figured would be in jail shortly after high school. The reader can't help but cheer for Luc. He made something from nothing out of his life. That and he's sexy as all get out!

HH: What sort of research was required for this work?

AL: Not a lot really. I used to live in Amarillo and LOVE that town. Setting a book there was a natural choice. My husband is a cop (yes, he HATES the title). He helped me with the ethics question that Luc encounters on his case and, in between eye rolls, made sure that I had the police elements correct. (If there's a mistake, I blame him--LOL). I did a brief research into pre-Colombian art and the curses of the Mayans and that was about it.

I read a romance for the characters and their relationship. Most of the time I write the book, stopping when necessary to research, then I get right back to it. That keeps the words flowing for me and keeps me from getting too lost in research.

HH: What do you think romance readers will enjoy most about this story?

AL: I think this story is fun because there's a role reversal. Instead of the hero being the one to run from commitment, it's the heroine. Kaylee is terrified of getting into a bad relationship (an understandable fear since she's been through four fiances). As much as she is attracted to Luc, she pushes him away--with both hands--but he senses there's something special between them and won't let the matter go that easily.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

AL: I have a novella that I'm hoping to contract very soon. It also takes place in the Texas panhandle near Amarillo. (I told you, I love that town.) And I'm working on a story about a man who has to get married in order to inherit his family fortune. Then he starts to wonder if maybe his bride is trying to kill him. Both are romantic comedies.

HH: What do you enjoy most about being an author?

AL: I love everything about being an author, but I especially love sharing my stories, making people laugh, and delivering a happy ending. We don't always get those, you know.

HH: How has your writing career changed since you started out?

AL: My career path has so many winding turns and crossroads that it's impossible to keep up. I started my career writing historicals with a partner. They are hidden under the bed and in the back of the closet. Both of us are terrified to go back and read them now on the off chance (lol) that they aren't as brilliant as we think they are. It's better to keep that bubble intact.

HH: What do you think has been the most positive change?

AL: The most positive change for me was when I decided to let my sense of humor loose. I love writing humor, I love making people laugh. I don't think we laugh enough each day. But hopefully my books will add a giggle or two to someone's world

HH: Where can readers find you online?

AL: I'm at--

Website: /www.amielouellen.com

Twitter: @AmieLouellen

Facebook: Amie Louellen Author https://www.facebook.com/AmieLouellenAuthor

Blog: http://www.amielouellen.com/blog/

And I blog with the fabulous Sarah Grimm at http://www.offthekeyboard.blogspot.com

HH: Thank you!

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