Tally’s Gift is the third in a series set in the small fictional town of Quartzton. The first two books in the series are Saving Sophie and Grace on Fire. The books follow three best friends, Sophie, Grace and Tally, as they fall in love with each other’s older (and way smokin’ hot) brothers, Jake, Wyatt and Brett, who have also been best of friends their whole lives. In the series, there are a few punches are thrown and some guilt over sleeping with each other’s siblings, but I’m a sappy romantic, so trust in love as you read these books. Love won’t ever fail.
When I’d started on Tally’s Gift, I had just finished Grace on Fire and was exhausted. I gave myself a week to recuperate, and then I plunged back in to the story, thinking that seven weeks would be stretching it. I forgot to calculate in Christmas! Making Christmas presents is always an important part of my year, and I lost another week to baking and sewing, leaving me with six weeks in which to write a book. But, I’ve found that if I have enough alone time, I can whip out up to five thousand words a day. The key for me is to dream out the scene enough times in my mind until it’s almost written in my brain, even down to the tags and beats. Then I unplug the phone, lock my door, and gather all available frozen Jr. Mints and get to writing!
I’d originally thought that the Quartzton series would end with Tally’s Gift. However, one of the antagonists, Doris, from Saving Sophie and Grace on Fire, is actually quite a sympathetic character and has an intriguing story to tell, especially when the daughter she gave up for adoption shows up in town. Also, sex hound Don Marshall, from Grace on Fire, has a lot to learn about being a good man. He has integrity, but had been such a nerd as a kid and teenager that he covers it up with sexual bravado. I’d like to see what happens to Don when he’s faced with a strong and sensual woman who can both take him down a peg and build him up at the same time. Keep an eye out for future books in the Quartzton series!
Brett always gets what he wants, and he wants sex with Tally. But a sex fest with lush, earthy Tally affects Brett in a way he never saw coming, and he’s just discovered the one thing money can’t buy-Tally’s heart. Can a self-centered rich boy and a self-made country girl come to learn the true meaning of giving before their differences rip them apart?