Candace Calvert is back with a whisk wielding police officer and a doctor who has more faith in her horse than her husband!
Enjoy this insight into Nick & Leigh:~
Brief physical description
San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos:
Darkly handsome, reflective of his Greek roots: black, close-cropped hair, intense brown eyes, athletic build—looks equally good in a bullet proof vest or with a kitchen dishtowel slung over his shoulder.
ER physician Leigh Stathos:
Medium height, athletic but “curvy,” shoulder length dark hair and brown eyes—at home in hospital scrubs or wearing spurs.
Joseph Fiennes from Flash Forward
Candace with her horse Winter Winds
Strengths and weaknesses
Strong in that he never gives up, whether defending his patrol neighborhood or trying to save his marriage. Weakness: His weakest moment came when he let grief lead to the affair that threatened his marriage.
Shows strength, skill, and tenacity in her role as an emergency physician, even during the violent chaos of a hospital in lockdown. She shows weakness when she stubbornly runs from personal problems, especially in her marriage.
Quirk (if any)
Owns both a Glock and an assortment of kitchen whisks, and is impressive handling either.
Refuses to own a table.
Your inspiration for the character
The character of Nick Stathos was partly inspired by my close association with members of law enforcement, both professionally and personally—and was a chance to indulge my passion for cooking.
Writing Leigh Stathos was both challenging and satisfying. I wanted readers to share my joy in the blessing of second chances. And I got to climb back into the saddle—always a plus for a horse-lover.
Background to the story
I teamed with my agent Natasha Kern to write this back cover description:
Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious and adrenaline-infused, “Treat ‘em and street ‘em” with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. The clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.
Thanks for sharing with us again, Candy. Love it when you visit! Bring on the next series :)
Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of Critical Care, Disaster Status & Code Triage
Character spotlight on Scott & Erin from Disaster Status
Character spotlight on Logan & Claire from Critical Care
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