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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MEET TESS GALLAGHER--VETERINARIAN, NINJA WARRIOR, GENIUS & ROMANCE HEROINE

Today we’re joined by Tess Gallagher from Second Chance Option, the first book in romance author Elizabeth Spaur’s Gridiron Knights series.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings? 
It was routine. I spend a lot of time at my veterinary practice. I’ve been taking over more and more for my father since he’s started teaching more. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my three younger brothers. They’re American Ninja Warrior fanatics. We built a course in my backyard to workout and spend more time together.

What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I’m reliable. If anyone in my family or small-town needs help, I’m there.

What do you like least about yourself?
I may be a genius, but I can’t seem to figure out the meaning of the word “no.”

What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
I’m competing in American Ninja Warrior. Practicing with my little brothers is one thing, but actually going on the show. When she told me I was asked to compete in the qualifiers I thought she was crazy.

Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
Sometimes I argue with her. She wanted to bring my big brother in to help out when I was overwhelmed by responsibilities. I didn’t want to drag him away from his life because there was a little too much on my plate temporarily. She keeps making me ask for help. I’m the one who’s supposed to help everyone else.

What is your greatest fear? 
It’s a toss-up between being laughed at and being alone in a hospital.

What makes you happy?
Relaxing on the couch with Cade and our animals.

If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why? 
If I were going to rewrite anything, it would be the way I treat my friends in the beginning. I wish I’d been a better friend to them from the start.

Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Brian Gill, Senior. He’s been the boogey man in my life since I was a little girl. He’s a bully who doesn’t like to lose and tries to intimidate anyone who threatens his sense of superiority.

Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why? 
I sometimes want to trade places with my friend Delilah. She’s not afraid to say what she means and tells it like it is. I wish I had her courage.

Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog? 
Elizabeth Spaur has been reading romance since she was twelve and writing it since she was thirteen. She loves writing stories that bring strong women and men together to make an even stronger team.  Readers who want to know more about her and her books can find her at her website. www.elizabethspaur.com

What's next for you? 
Cade and I got our happily ever after in this book. Now we get to spend out lives together and watch our friends find their own happy endings. And pets. I won’t rest until all the amazing animals in my mother’s animal shelter have their forever homes.

Second Chance Option
Gridiron Knights, Book 1

He was looking for a fresh start. She was looking for a new path. Love is what happens when they least expect it.

At loose ends after a medical discharge from the Navy, a call from Cade Maguire’s college coach gives him a new objective. Help save his alma mater’s football program. A gut-wrenching betrayal drove him from the game once. Can he finally stop running long enough to let go of the past and find his future?

Veterinarian and genius Tess Gallagher has an abiding love for home and family, she’s spent her life taking care of everyone else. Doing what was right always came before doing what she wanted. When her younger brothers enter her in the American Ninja Warrior competition, can she finally stop hiding her true self from the world?

Sparks ignite between Tess and Cade when she saves his injured dog and love is on the horizon when Cade’s new job is put in jeopardy before it even begins. Will Cade realize Tess is the second chance he really wants? Will Tess realize that Cade has always seen her for who she truly is?

Will the both realize that love is the only option that matters? 

Welcome to Second Chance Option, the first book in the Gridiron Knights series where football is king in this small town and the locals have something to say about everything. When you come for a visit, you’ll never want to leave.

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