Today we sit down for a chat with Olivia Valenti from author Elizabeth Spaur’s Shotgun Romance, the second book in her Gridiron Knights Series.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
Quiet. Even my puppy, Kate, was quiet before my author starting poking around my life. As head of the Department of English at Cormac University, my life was predictable, and I was fine with that. I’ve never been a fan of drama outside of the pages of books.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I’m committed. Once I put myself on a path, I will stay on it until I reach my goals.
What do you like least about yourself?
It’s too easy for me to be alone. I wish I let more people into my life.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
I got pregnant with twins after a one-night stand. I’m definitely not a one-night stand type of woman.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
I don’t. I told myself I was content with my life before she started messing with it. It turns out I didn’t know what I was missing. I’m so happy she stepped in and started pulling some strings. Kate’s happy about it, too. She never knew what fun was until Nick came into our lives.
What is your greatest fear?
Ending up like my mother. She fell for the wrong man and ended up paying with her life.
What makes you happy?
Reading a good book on the couch, curled up with Nick while Kate tries to sneak up on him.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
If I were going to re-write my story, I would want to be more aware of the people around me. There are some amazing people who worked hard to be part of my life. If I’d let them in earlier, we could have started making memories that much sooner.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Brian Gill, Junior. He played me for a fool and then deliberately tried to break up my relationship with Nick. He may have had his reasons, but I don’t want him in my life anymore.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
I have to agree with my friend Tess on this question. 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 can find her at her website.
What's next for you?
Nick and I are busy preparing for the arrival of our twins. We’re debating on whether we want to find out the gender before I deliver. I’m all for planning, but Nick is definitely more in favor of letting life surprise us. Either way, we can’t wait to expand our family.
Gridiron Knights Series, Book 2
He had no faith in love. She had no faith in men. They’ve got nine months to find faith in each other.
Since the night his life had taken a dramatic left turn, Nick Jacobs had been searching for a chance to prove he was the man he’d always wanted to be. When his old friend calls him and offers him a chance to help rebuild the Cormac University football program, he thinks this is his shot. He didn’t count on falling for Olivia or getting her pregnant. Can he juggle all his responsibilities and prove to himself, once and for all, that he’s worthy of love?
After the traumatic loss of her mother, Olivia Valenti shut herself off from the world. Running the Cormac University English department is a dream come true. She didn’t think she would ever want or need anything else. One night with Nick in Las Vegas and motherhood is on the horizon. Can she open her heart to Nick and build the home she never knew she dreamed of?
An instant attraction and a night of celebration lead to an unexpected pregnancy, which Nick and Olivia are determined to face together. Unfortunately, their pasts and present are about to collide, and old secrets will challenge the foundation they’re trying to build their family on. Can they learn to let go of the past in time to share a future?
Will they realize that love always wins?
Welcome to Shotgun Romance, the second book in the Gridiron Knights series set in King’s Folly South Carolina, where football is king, and the locals have something to say about everything. When you come for a visit, you’ll never want to leave.