Dane McCormick’s job negotiating leases and building out furnished office suites takes him all over the country. He stays until the job is done—and then he moves on. As satisfying as the job is, it leaves him no place to call home and no chance to build a personal life. After arriving in Greenville, South Carolina, for a job, a severe stomach virus knocks Dane for a loop. He finds a local urgent care clinic… and a tall, dark, and handsome doctor who goes well above and beyond his duties to treat Dane. The doctor’s bedside manner makes Dane forget all about his stomach flu.
Carter Baldridge has dedicated his life to caring for others. Since graduating from medical school, he has spent all his time and energy building his urgent care business. But the morning he steps into his examining room and sees Dane McCormick on the table, he realizes it might be time to devote some attention to a part of life he has neglected. The spark is there, but so is a major obstacle in the form of Dane’s peripatetic lifestyle and a bad experience in Carter’s past. Both have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.
Happy New Year All!
First, I’d like to thank Denise and Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy for allowing me to spend a little time with you and chat a little about my latest release, Someone to Kiss.
Today you’re going to meet Dr. Carter Baldridge, one of the main characters up close and personal. He’s the kind of guy you can’t wait to bring home to your mother. You can take it from here, Carter.
Hi there! My name is Carter Baldridge. Yeah, my formal title is Doctor Carter Baldridge but I’m just an informal guy and I hate all that pomp and circumstance. All of my patients call me Carter and that’s the way I like it.
This is my first costarring role in one of Scotty’s books so I’m a little nervous. Sorry if I babble.
Where do I start Carter? Okay. Let’s start here and get this out of the way. I’m a Yankee living in Greenville South Carolina. There I’ve said it. I know what you’re probably thinking. “A Yankee. How’d he get in.” That’s a line from one of my favorite movies, Gone with the Wind. Thank you Aunt Pittypat Hamilton.
Anyway I grew up in Peru, Vermont and worked at my family’s small ski resort until I left for college. I’m sure you’re wondering how I ended up in Greenville? Well, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to be an ER doctor and they had an opening for a resident in Greenville. But after a very short time I figured out an ER doc was not in the cards for me. Too much blood and gore. So now what I thought? Relocate? I considered San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago, but then I wondered why not Greenville? It’s ample in size—not too big, not too small—and has a lot to offer in the way of my profession. So I stayed and started my own Urgent Care practice or “doc in the box” as its most often referred. And I love it.
I get some kids with scrapes and bruises, a few busted heads, or a broken bone or two, but mostly I focus on the business traveler who wanders in with mostly colds and flu or the occasional stomach virus. I started to see a lot of business travelers so after a while I contacted a lot of the big companies in Greenville, offered my services and carved out a niche for myself. So now that’s mostly what I focus on and where I spend my advertising dollars. Think about it, business travelers are in the air a lot, always on the go, and that combination means…Bingo! A lot of germs and a weak immune system.
And that’s where I met Dane McCormick, my costar. He came into the office with a dreadful stomach virus and lost his stomach right in my office. Poor guy. But what a hunk. He’s got the most gorgeous emerald eyes. I was thrilled when we went out on our first date, until I learned what he did for a living. You see I had a very bad experience with a long distance relationship and I promised myself I would never do that again and I stuck to my guns.
But I guess you’ll just have to read the book to see how that turns out. Well…it was great sharing a little of me you won’t read about in the book and I hope you’ll drop a note below just to say hi. And if you do, you will be entered into a drawing to win an eBook of Someone to Kiss, costarring yours truly.
Thanks for spending the time with me and Scotty and I wish you and yours all the goodness the New Year has to offer.
Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland sheepdog Mavis at his side. Being from the south and a lover of commitment and fidelity, all of his characters find their way to long healthy relationships, however long it takes them to get there. He believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.
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