Welcome Constance Bretes, author of Jade’s Redemption, a romantic suspense that deals with the most complicated situation – stepping into a professional environment where the heroine has to deal with her own guilt while she falls for her boss. I got to chat with Jade, the heroine about how she did it. Read on to learn more.
Patrick is an overworked police chief, and Jade’s a disgraced cop. Can he rescue her from her own depths of hell without losing his heart to her in the process?
Someone is kidnapping newborn infants and selling them to the highest bidder. Police Chief Patrick Carter has his hands full investigating the case. To complicate matters, he’s short on staff.
Jade Harlowe has secrets, ones that she vowed no one would ever know. She used to be a police officer, but when a tragedy occurred—one that everyone held her responsible for—she resigned and moved to another state to start over, accepting a job as a dispatcher for the police, fire, and ambulance departments.
When Patrick discovers Jade’s past police experience he offers her a job on the force. He needs help working the kidnapping cases, and Jade previously solved a similar case, so she could be a valuable asset. But will they be able to fight the attraction that’s sizzling between them? Something that could be very distracting if they can’t control it.
The clock is ticking. They have to find those babies and prevent more from being taken. But a very nosy news reporter may compromise everything if she digs deep enough to uncover Jade’s past.
Neither Patrick nor Jade thought they had room for each other in their lives, but working so closely together makes it impossible to deny the chemistry. Can Patrick break through the wall Jade has built up around her, or will her past finally catch up with her and she loses everything once again?
Hi Jade. Thanks for sharing more about you with us.
Addison: How would you describe yourself in a personal ad?
Jade: Reserved, quiet, love to run, love flowers, non-judgmental.
Addison: What would you change about your life if you could?
Jade: The past hangs over me like a black cloud never moving or going away. I can’t forgive myself.
Addison: What would you like to change about yourself, and how would you do it?
Jade: The one thing I would change is what happened all those years ago, when I disobeyed orders and pursued a criminal who robbed a bank, and a civilian lost her life. If I could do it over again, I’d obey my boss’ orders to stay put until backup arrived.
Addison: What are your thoughts on love?
Jade: I never believed or thought I’d find love and fall in love until I met Patrick. I was always afraid that if they found out about me, they would walk away. As it turned out, he already knew about me before he hired me on the force.
Addison: What are you most afraid someone might find out about you?
Jade: I am responsible for a baby’s death.
Addison: What’s in your fridge right now?
Jade: Hardly nothing, I eat carry outs.
About Constance Bretes
I started writing contemporary romance and contemporary romance suspense fifteen years ago, and after multiple rejections, got my first contract for Delayed Justice, released in 2014. I live in Basin, Montana, where three feline furballs own me and my husband. I currently have seven books published, and a number of other ones in various stages of edits. Learn more about Constance on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or email.