Welcome to the Kick-off of my ’25 Days of Holiday Fun’ blog event with author Trisha Andersen
If you could ask Santa for one thing, what would it be and why? I’ve already asked Santa for a punching bag. I love to kickbox and would like to practice at home. If he can’t swing that I would happily take any of my heroes wrapped in a bow and nothing else.
What is your favorite holiday candy? Chocolate covered cherries
It’s the season of Egg Nog. Do you prefer it with rum, without alcohol or can’t stand the stuff? Without. I’m not much of a rum person. Now, if I could add some whiskey…
What is one of your holiday traditions to do each year? We spend Christmas Eve at my parents’ house. We usually have pizza and snacks, my boys fight over who gets to play Santa and we exchange gifts. Then once the weatherman says he sees Santa on the radar, the kids grab their coats, pull them on and race out to the car so they go to bed.
If you could kiss any character under the mistletoe, who would it be? Sloan O’ Riley. Do we have to stop at kissing?
Holiday cookies are my favorite to bake each year. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie that you enjoy each year? Sugar cookies with lots of frosting.
O’Riley vs. O’Riley. Is it love – or war?
The Troubles by Trisha Andersen
Black Irish Series, Book Three
Sweet Cravings Publishing
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While Sloan and Abbey are in Las Vegas to celebrate Gordon and Mary’s wedding, an enemy from Sloan’s past nearly kills her. Sloan is forced to do the unthinkable – he files for divorce. He moves Sloan Enterprises to Switzerland far away from the woman he loves to save her.
Three years pass. When Sloan invites Robert to Switzerland to celebrate his fortieth birthday, he learns shocking news – Robert is living with Abbey. Refusing to lose Abbey, Sloan relocates the company to Minneapolis, Minnesota where Abbey is living and makes her the Chief Operating Officer. He fights against his desire for her as he contends with her two new beaus, his own new girlfriend, her hostile family and Amelia, his four-year-old daughter.
When his enemy makes another attempt on Abbey’s life, will Sloan be able to save her – or is this a war he just can’t win?
Sloan stood at the glass wall of his bare, undecorated office, staring down at the streets of Zurich, Switzerland. The twilight moon lit the room in a cold, slate blue. He felt like a god overlooking the world below. He watched the headlights of the cars in the street, the people below scurry in and out of the rain. Rushing home to their loved ones, I suppose. Their families. I want mine.
Within a couple of weeks, he had established a firm foundation for Sloan Enterprises. He worked every minute of the day and expected his staff to do the same. He had already fired three assistants and four lawyers. He had purchased the property for two new complexes. He had slapped his name on the building he was standing in. None of it was a salve for what he had had to sacrifice.
He couldn’t stop thinking about Abigail. Nathan should have delivered the papers to her by now. He knew how much a divorce would hurt her. It’s killing me. The thought of letting her go destroyed him. I should have walked away from her in the beginning. I should have never let her in my heart. That wee woman brought me to my knee, and I no longer remember how to stand.
Sloan glanced back at his office. There were no reminders of home—no pictures of Abigail or Ame, no tokens, nothing. The black bookcases that lined the walls were empty except for a few decorative tomes. The steel and glass coffee table was adorned with only a couple copies of trade magazines. The pieces of art on the wall were simple colors. His desk was almost bare except for the phone and computer.
The room was cold. Prison cells had more warmth. He had to close that chapter in his life. He would find a way to move on, letting Abigail go, knowing she was alive. I have no choice. It would be the end of me if I held onto her, and she would be killed.