Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Time to Say Goodbye by Parker J. Cole. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs March 5-30, 2018. Follow the tour here. Book your own tour here WNL.
Genre: Sweet Inspirational Romance
About The Author
I am an author, speaker, and radio show host with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. An off and on addict to Mountain Dew and marshmallows who writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.
About The Book
Gargi Kapoor is the only one convinced her brother, Dev, is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. When he is sent to the hospital with an unexplained paralyzing disease she finds herself having to lean on the last person she'd ever want to depend on -- a man who wants her brother to pay for stealing his mother's life savings.
Leon Reckley is extremely satisfied to find the man who ripped his mother off suffering from an unknown disease that leaves him paralyzed and in need of rehabilitation therapeutic services. He's even happier when he is given the opportunity to be the therapist that makes him fit enough to return to prison to finish his sentence. No one will work harder to make sure Dev Kapoor serves every minute of his prison sentence.
Gargi never dreamed the man who has utter contempt for her brother would be the man she slowly begins to trust. Leon never thought he'd be convinced Dev might be innocent, let alone be drawn to his enemy's little sister. Together, will they find the truth? Or when Leon's job is over, will it simply be time to say goodbye?
Q. Please tell the readers who are the main characters?
Gargi Kapoor is a former model who is on a mission to prove her brother, Devansh Kapoor, is innocent of the crimes he was found guilty of.
Leon Reckley is a physical therapist who is convinced Gargi’s brother is guilty of stealing his mother’s life savings.
Q. What or is there conflict in the story?
When Gargi’s brother succumbs to a debilitating disease, Leon is dispatched to help bring him back to health again. But how can he put aside his anger for what he believes Devansh did to his mother. Gargi doesn’t trust Leon at all but she needs his help.
Q. Which characters in “are you most like?
I think I’m like Gargi the most as I have a deep sense of loyalty to those I care about. My loyalty is like marriage – for better or for worse. It is my strength and my weakness but it is a huge part of who I am.
Q. Take us inside “your book” What are two major events
At the beginning of the book, Dev’s life hangs in the balance when he’s diagnosed with a condition. Due to Gargi’s insistence, he is transferred from the prison infirmary to hospital. Leon, once he recognizes Gargi, spies on them about their illness. This throws two people together who have every reason to hate each other.
Q. Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?
There is a secondary character who is based off a real person. Shruti who helped a lot out with the story. She’s a darling!
Q. Describe each character in three words?
Gargi – loyal, determined, and introspective
Leon – brash, blunt, and caring
Q. If your book became a movie who would play the characters?
For Gargi, it would be Nayanthara a South Indian actress
For Leon, it would be David Beckham with a beard.
Q. Your lead characters have “baggage” that keeps them from wanting to pursue a new relationship. Do you think sometimes we let our past get in the way of what God has planned for our futures?
Oh, for sure! I’ve been there myself as I held on to all kinds of negative emotions. Once I let that go, I was able to move on. My characters experience the same thing as well.
Q. How do you see yourself in your character’s story, if at all?
I see myself as Gargi due to her fierce loyalty for her family. I care very much for my family and friends who are close to me. I do whatever I can for them because I take my relationships seriously.
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