In my most recent In the Zone book, UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT, the heroine, Christine Caspary, is an actress. She has been performing on the stage but is trying to make the transition to a much more lucrative TV career. She knows what she wants. She’s willing to fight her own battles. And she won’t settle for less than she deserves.
Because of her history in musical theatre—and my love of it—I mention many musicals in the book, and looking back at four of them, it’s funny how they all are about strong women.
Stage actress Christine Caspary couldn’t care less about hockey, but when she first sees Joe Rutherford playing in a Barracudas game her mind goes to all sorts of dirty places. By happy chance, her work with Grant A Wish gives her an opportunity to meet him in the flesh.
Right winger Joe Rutherford saw Christine perform when the team went to see Chicago and was so taken with her, he secretly saw the show a second time, alone. When the gorgeous actress with spectacular legs contacts him out of the blue asking for a favor, it’s a no-brainer.
Their chemistry is off the charts. Things heat up quickly and they can’t keep their hands off each other. Soon they’re hooking up whenever their busy schedules allow and having hot phone sex every night at midnight when they don’t. But Joe’s time in the hockey spotlight is fading, just as Christine’s star begins to rise. When she gets her big break into a TV career, how will Joe take to being the arm candy for a change?
Kate Willoughby happily writes her hockey romances in Southern California. She is married and has two sons, a Chihuahua and a beta fish. When she’s not writing, she’s watching hockey. When it’s not hockey season, she whines a lot.