The 3rd book in Claire Boston’s Texan Quartet is due for release later this month and in the lead up we had Claire write us a guest post. I didn’t specify what we wanted her to talk about, leaving it up to her to share with us what she would. I will hand you over to her now….
Finding George’s Match
Under the Covers is book 3 of The Texan Quartet series, and as such it has recurring characters. This time it’s George Jones’s turn to find true love.
I have to admit George is one of my favourite characters. I don’t know what it is exactly, but in each of the previous books he did something which made me love him even more.
In What Goes on Tour he is introduced as Adrian’s manager. He’s an organised, suit-wearing, business man who is a little suspicious of Libby at first. But we get glimpses of how nice he is when he teases Kate and when they go whale watching.
Then we see his generous side in All that Sparkles when he suggests they all help Imogen renovate her new house.
So if you’ve read the first two books you know George is smart, successful and a real sweetie, which led me to the problem of who was going to be good enough for him?
At first I thought to pair him up with Piper, but they really weren’t a good fit. They were good friends but it wasn’t ever going to be more than that. I really had no idea what I was going to do, and I spent a lot of time thinking about it while I was writing All that Sparkles.
And then Elle walked on to the page. In the original version of All that Sparkles she appeared in the amusement park scene and had no more than half a page of page time. As soon as I wrote her, I knew she was perfect for George. Here was this woman who’d been through some hard times and wasn’t looking to be saved – she was going to save herself.
George would be attracted to her, not just because of her looks, but also because of his innate need to help people and fix things. But Elle’s not looking to be fixed. There would be plenty of conflict at the beginning, but I knew George was loyal enough to hang in there until she trusted him.
I had such fun writing them together and of course Elle’s five-year-old son, Toby added more emotion to the scenes. One of my favourite scenes is when Toby and George are in the car talking about kissing. I won’t say any more here, because I don’t want to have any spoilers, but I chuckle every time I read it!
I really hope you fall in love with George just as much as I have, and think that Elle is good enough for him!
Watch this space later this month for the Under The Covers review.