I've been tagged by the lovely VS Morgan to join a group of talented writers in the Meet the Character Blog Hop. I am pleased to introduce you to Nathan Nolan, the hero from The Fairy Godmother's Rulebook.
A modern day fairy godmother's first assignment is to create the perfect Happily Ever After ending for her stepsister. What could possibly go wrong?
Nathan Nolan has been lauded in the media as the Steve Jobs of hotels. He sold his first travel app when he was 20 for a sum of money in the millions. He tapped into the zeitgeist of what the modern business traveler wanted in luxury accommodations. He doesn't believe in anything that isn't on the bottom line of a Profit & Loss Statement. Tall, dark and handsome, he may not look like a computer geek now that he's all grown up, but he’s still a skinny-necked thirteen year-old who most girls overlooked.
The story is set in Los Arboledas, a sleepy little town along the central coast of California where happily ever after seems to happen every day. Three hours north of Los Angeles, it's an easy weekend getaway for movie stars, newlyweds and hopeless romantics. You only had to drive into town under the purple canopy of the jacaranda trees on Main Street to feel the tingle of something extraordinary. The locals won't talk about what happens in Los Arboledas. They'll change the subject if asked directly, but you know they've heard the rumors, and they all have stories to tell.
What Nathan doesn't want you to know?
He's a billionaire, but he doesn't want to rest on his laurels. He's constantly working to build his business. He believes purchasing the magical Los Arboledas Inn will provide the Nolan Group with a luxury spa where their high-end business clients can go to relax and unwind. A concept he doesn't believe in. He doesn't know how to relax and unwind.
He wants to monetize the magical atmosphere of Los Arboledas.
He needs to learn to believe in the magic of fairy godmothers and fairy tales.
"What I'm about to tell you is not something I usually have to point out to most people, Aviana," he said. "I'm twenty-eight years old. I have regular features and I'm over six feet tall. And I'm a billionaire. With a big "B."
"Bragging isn't an attractive look for you." I was lying. I would find him attractive if he was speaking in gibberish.
"Maybe not, but it's the truth," he said. "And I want to be completely honest with you because I want you to be completely honest with me." Nathan had me backed up against the garden wall and was quickly closing the space between us.
His face was this-close to mine.
"The size of my bank account is usually a big turn on for women. Of all ages. I don't have any problems getting dates. Ever."
"I know that. It's just that…" I started to explain.
Nathan he cut me off. "So you don't have to do your matchmaker thing for me. Got it?"
"Got it," I said.
"Promise?" He asked.
"Promise," I wanted to taste him. He smelled so good.
"Do you? Because I'm only saying this once because I want to be perfectly clear. I want you." My heart skipped a beat. I couldn't contain a gasp and I couldn't maintain eye contact with him. He lifted my chin so that his green eyes were looking directly into mine. "I want you, Aviana. Not your stepsister, your best friend or your stepmother. You."