5 Fact Thursday - To reach her dreams, she has to marry a stranger. His Proposition-Maggie Blackbird
I wanted a chance to set the book in a bigger city other than Thunder Bay where most of my “city” books take place. So I came up with Toronto where the super-rich Séamus Daugherty would reside.
I wanted to try the concept of rich guy/poor girl and explore the cultural clashes each would encounter, so I made Séamus super-rich and Shannon a working girl with big dreams to make it in the city.
I love Banff, having been there a couple of times, so I needed to set a scene or ten there, haha. It was a great way to tie in “his proposition.”
I always enjoyed the trope “marriage of convenience” and wanted to figure out how to make this happen during contemporary times. So I left Séamus with no opportunity but to marry, otherwise he’d lose his inheritance.
I love Ireland and everything about it, so I made Séamus of Irish descent.
When her employer offers the no-nonsense Shannon Nadjiwon the position of chauffeuring Séamus Daugherty, she jumps at the chance. To work for one of Toronto’s most powerful families means she can make her biggest dream of owning a fleet of limos come true, something her female relations tooling away at her Ojibway community want badly for her, and she won’t let them down.
His reckless need for speed cost Séamus Daugherty his license. If he doesn’t marry, as demanded by his overbearing father, he will lose not only his lucrative job with the family business—the only positive aspect in Séamus’ gilded cage life—but everything Daugherty.
The unpretentious and gorgeous Shannon will make the perfect bride, and Séamus is ready to strike a deal with her, one that will ensure he keeps everything he holds dear if she puts a wedding ring on her finger. However, they face three big obstacles: His family, her family, and a marriage neither truly wants, leaving both wondering if the sizzling sexual chemistry and cozy rapport they share is enough to create a happily ever after.
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An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her
husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes. When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most.
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