Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie J. Clarizio
A Chandler County Novel
Sometimes it takes a bit of chaos to sort out one's life.
After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend.
Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.
The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.
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Get to know Mason Starr a.k.a. Storm
Profession: Co-Manager of the Crown Horse Farm (Secretly, I'm also co-owner of a business that runs extensive background checks for the Federal Government and private businesses).
Do you have any special skills or training?
I have a Police Science degree and spent 12 years in the Army.
How would you describe yourself?
Who is your significant other(s)?
Peyton Crown is on my radar.
How would they describe you?
Tell us about your family.
I grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin. I had a good, wholesome upbringing.
What do you think was left unsettled in your story?
You see, I suffer from PTSD but working on the horse farm and spending time with the Crown family has helped me to make progress.
If you could change anything about your story what would it be?
I would have made a move for Peyton far sooner than I did. So much valuable time was wasted. Time that I could have spent with her.
About the Author:Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.
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