New Years Teaser....

Teaser #2

Lynne showed up.  

Just the sound of her voice made me want to kill someone.  She’d heard about Tina.  She was the hospital PR rep and needed a statement…along with a dose of conciliation that she was better, more amicable and not at all hurt by me for rejecting her.  I didn't buy her act for even a second.  

She pretended she was there to comfort me.  How the fuck did she think she was going to comfort me?  She obviously thought it was nothing more than sex with Tina.  I wasn't going to explain myself...my lifestyle or my relationships to Lynne or anyone else.   But because of what happened, because I was the last to see Tina, here Lynne was, in my face, wanting a statement.  

So, Lynne would get one.  But it wouldn’t be what she thought.  And Tina wouldn't be touched by her nasty, venomous game.

Well, I'm working on the last London Brothers book! Teaser??

I watched her hips sway as she walked away from me.  God, she was amazing.  Out of all of the them, Tina was my favorite, by far.  I tried not to think about that too much.  

Just before she stepped into Room number four, where her next patient was being held, Tina turned back to me, smiled and winked.  I couldn’t help the huge grin that formed on my face or the very tiny ache of missing her that settled in my chest.  I shook my head and focused on the one thing that kept me sane…sex.  That’s it…all it ever was with any of them.  There was no way I’d fall for her or anyone else.  I wasn’t built that way.  

*****

When the chaos broke out, I waited for security to solve the issue so I could get the hell back to work.  It wasn’t until I heard her name…heard little snippets of unbelievable truths…that I panicked.  What the fuck had happened?

The Torch Has Been Passed!

Life of a Fool is finished and off to be edited.  YAY!

Here are my muses...


LAST TEASER until the release!!!! (#10)

Jason
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No one knew why.  

No one knew where.

No one had one damn answer.

And I was left with nothing.  

I needed to figure out what had happened.  

There would be no closure until I did.  

My girl was gone and I was determined to find her.

Steamy Teaser! (#9 Bath Time)

Jason... (Bath Time)


I first took her right arm, holding her hand in one of mine, then slowly rubbed the bubbles from her wrist to her shoulder in one long motion before making a slight twist and washing the underside as I brought my hand back to her wrist.  She watched my hand, then looked at my face as I kept my eyes trained on her arm.  I laid her arm down in the water and used my hands to scoop water and rinse her arm before I squirted a little more soap into my hands and started on her shoulders and the top of her left arm — the one with the cast.  

I moved to kneel at the end of the tub where her shoulders were resting, then took my soapy hands and massaged Lori Ann’s shoulders and neck.  She let out a moan as my hands worked the tension out of her.  I leaned forward and whispered into her ear.  “I love touching you, baby.”

“Feels so good, Jace.  More, please.”  

“Yes, more.”  I pushed my hands further onto her chest, right above her beautiful breasts, but didn’t touch them as I made small circles.  She let out a groan when I removed my touch in order to get more soap.  “Shh…,”  I whispered.


Life of a Fool -- Teaser #8

Lori Ann --


I grew up in an incredibly loving home.  The only child of second generation immigrants from a small town in Italy.  My grandparents, my father’s parents, had had an arranged marriage, which I always thought was completely crazy, but my grandmother used to tell me how much she respected my grandfather even from the beginning.  She’d told me that together, they'd made the decision to leave Italy, immigrate to the United States and start a life here, away from all the traditions of their families.  They wanted to love each other, start fresh.  And few years into their marriage, she said she fell head over heels for her husband.  My grandfather used to get the biggest grin on his face when she’d tell the story.  He’d shrug his shoulders and say, “What’s not to love?  Look at me.”  Then, he’d laugh, walk to my grandmother and kiss her so tenderly just before giving her a swat on the ass.  

Of course, my grandmother would chastise his behavior, but always with a slight smirk and a wink.  So in love and committed, they died within hours of each other, during their sleep not long after Antonio and I married.  

I always thought I'd find that kind of love.  What a fool...




Jason London Teaser #7

Teaser #7

I watched as he stared at my naked body and could see the pain in his eyes when he took in all the bruises still healing.  Without a word, he leaned down, licked then kissed every last bruise around my chest, ribs and stomach.  Tears filled my eyes at the sweet, gentle gesture.  He worked his way back up to my neck and behind my ear before stopping at my lips.  He froze and whispered, “I’m so sorry.”

Teaser Tuesday! Enjoy...

Teaser #6 - Lori Ann

The men on the other side of the door were speaking Italian.  

I listened and translated most of what I heard to Jason and Craig, but not all.  I didn’t need them knowing the sick, twisted shit that my husband told Johnny he was going to do to me when he and his men dragged me back to our house.  I fought like hell not to show my fear and it worked.  Jason was too busy forming a plan with Craig to notice that I was close to fainting or at least throwing up.  Hearing those familiar voices, ones that were once my protectors, speak so coldly about me, made me ill. 

In that moment, I knew two things were certain:
1.)  If they caught me and I was forced back to Antonio, I’d be dead in a week.
2.)  I’d never, ever let them take me.

Jason London...Newest Teaser #5

Around 3am, I heard a noise in the hallway.  I sat perfectly still and waited.  Then, the fire alarm sounded and everything went from quiet to chaos in a single heartbeat.  “What the hell?”  I bolted out of bed and made my way in the dark toward Craig, who was looking through the peephole.  “What do you see?”

“Sleepy-ass people making their way to the stairwell.  But no smoke, no other signs.”

“Should we go?”

“No.”  His curt answer had me alarmed.  

“Why?  What are you thinking, man?”

“Doesn’t feel right.  Something’s off.  Trust me.”  I wanted to trust Craig, but I was worried about Lori Ann.  

“Are you sure?”

“No.”  I waited a few seconds then started to walk away from Craig as he still peered out the tiny hole.  “Psst.  Wait,” he whispered, holding up his hand.  “Shh,” he said as he put his finger up to his lips.  I stopped in my tracks, holding my breath.  Then, his low, menacing voice said, “Yes.  There you are, motherfucker.”  Craig’s whisper sent chills down my spine.  “Jace.”

“Yeah?”  I whispered.  

“Don’t make a sound.  Go tell Lori Ann not to even breathe.  I can see...someone who doesn’t belong.”  Shit!








Teaser #4 - Jason London

"The emotions of the last several hours had me on edge.  Lori Ann was visibly shaken by our turn of events from the night before and I didn't know what the hell to do.  The Italian was looking for her...for us and we were stuck in a country with no support, no weapons and no clue as to how we were getting home."
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MEET JASON LONDON...


Jason London Teaser #3

TEASER TUESDAY!

Lori Ann...
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I let Jason just hold me as the stress of the last few days overwhelmed me and I cried.  I could feel how tense he was and see the worry in both his and Craig’s eyes about my multiple injuries and our tricky departure from Italy.  It was true that my husband Antonio’s arms stretched far and wide across a large portion of the country.  We just needed to get on a plane as soon as possible and get back to The States.  

“Jace, what will we do if we can’t get on a flight today?”  I didn’t lift my head as I asked the question.  

Jason’s hand rubbed up and down the small portion of my left arm not covered in a cast as he held me firmly, but gently so he didn't cause anymore hurt to my broken body.  Then, kissing the top of my head, he said, “We’ll keep you safe, baby.  If we have to find a place to sleep tonight we will, but Craig and I won’t let anything happen to you.”

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Teaser Tuesday - Jason London

 I knew everything about my Lori Ann.  She was tall, about 5’9” had long dark hair, giant blue eyes and the longest legs I’d ever seen.  She’d been a swimmer in college so those damn legs were killer.  She was smart and sarcastic, which was just perfect for me.  She loved old movies and red wine.  Her favorite band was Bon Jovi, which I constantly gave her shit about, and she was a great dancer.  I knew lots more too…like where she was ticklish, what her favorite color was and where she’d had her first kiss.  I was pretty pathetic.  But she’d been my best friend for years and I had no doubt she knew just as much about me as I did about her.  

*****
I walked into my house after a long day at work.  Lori Ann had been on my mind for a few weeks.  I’d ignored the need to return her call while we all waited to make sure my brother Derek was ‘out of the woods’ and home.  And as his healing progressed, I started to feel desperate to call her back, but the rock in the pit of my stomach delayed me from doing it.  Her voice, that incredible voice, was full of concern and something else…something different, a sadness I’d never heard before.

Lori Ann and I had kept in close contact over the fifteen years since college, even taken some trips together and spent a few holidays with each of our families.  We were really close.  But I hadn’t heard a peep out of her for almost a year and I tried not to push since she was a married woman.  

“Hey, Jase.  How are you?  How is Derek?  You know I keep up with you guys, even from Italy.  Please tell me he’s okay.  Will you call me back?  I know it’s been a long time…and I’m sorry.  I should have called you.  Things are just a little…well, I just should have called.”  She paused. “But I really need to hear your voice…please, Jason.  Call me back.”

I’d listened to it at least ten times and every time the hair on the back of my neck stood up.  Not only because I missed her, but because something was wrong.  I just couldn’t figure it out.  So, tonight was the night to put my feelings and pride aside, pick up the damn phone and call her back.  

I dialed her international number.  Ringing.  Ringing.

“Ciao?”

I knew her sweet voice immediately.  “So, want to tell me what’s going on and why you’ve been avoiding me for the last year?”

"Jason!" She gasped and whispered my name.

Prologue for Jason London...

My life had been a fucking nightmare.

My younger brother, the former NFL player turned firefighter, had been severely injured and on death’s door, as a matter of fact.  We’d been held hostage at the hospital for weeks.  His bride-to-be, Claire was one of the strongest women I’d ever known…aside from my mom and Lori Ann.  Actually, they were probably all about equal in their feminine strength.

Shit…Lori Ann.  I needed to call her back.

Thankfully, Derek pulled through, married the love of his life and they were expecting a baby.  I was really happy for him.  My little brother had seen more hard times than I cared to mention and he’d finally found happiness with a woman that was pretty incredible.  Claire had been through her own share of shit and had risen above it.  I was in awe of the woman and loved her as fiercely as I did one of my blood family members.  

Truthfully, seeing Derek find his soul mate, at the age of 35, made me jealous.  I was his older brother.  And although 37 wasn’t that old, I felt ancient.  Perhaps, it was due to the stress of holding us all together these last few weeks while we watched Derek struggle for his life.  Maybe it was the ache I felt seeing him so happy.  

I’d dated plenty of girls.  

They were nice, kind…some a little kinky, but not one of them held my heart…held my soul in their hands.  

Only one had that privilege and she was already taken.  

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JUNE 23rd!!!!

"Honest Love" is coming to you on June 23rd!!!
Come meet Claire's fella, Derek London.


Release Date for Honest Love???

So, I'm trying to have a release date for Honest Love on June 23rd.

I am having a one day 'blitz' with Amanda at Good Choice Reading that day and I think it would be fabulous if it all coincided.

Don't you?

I want desperately for you to meet Derek.

He's dethroned my Jake.  :)

Hi ya!


"Thinking, thinking!  What should CM give away on her release day?  No, it can't be me.  But you sure are cute to ask.  Thanks for loving me."

Derek London (Honest Love)


Teaser #3

 Derek

I hadn’t planned on staying.  Hell, I hadn't even planned on wrapping my arms around her as we stood there in the living room.  But she had me—owned me and didn’t even know it.  She was the other half I’d been missing and it thrilled me and scared the holy shit out of me at the same time.  I didn’t want to screw it up.  I wanted to be worthy of being in her life.  It was complicated, especially with having kids.  But I knew the minute she called me after getting my gift that she was going to somehow be mine.  And [her] response to me was more than I could have asked for.  She wanted me as much as I wanted her.  Crazy?  Yep.  It was crazy the way we were tuned to each other after such a short time. 

I hoped that our trip to Temecula would be smooth and that when her kids came back from Texas that my sexy [girl] was just the same.  I worried about that, actually.  I didn’t know what it was like to have children, but I knew enough to know that in situations like ours, it could make or break a relationship.  

First thing in the morning, I was changing our rooms from two to one.  I had a feeling she might be okay with it.  God let’s hope so.  


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Her

We curled up next to each other all night.  Our passion didn’t progress past the amazingly hot kissing, although I could feel what it was doing to him.  

Derek had turned me away from him after a while and held me tightly until we both fell asleep.

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The morning sun wasn’t what woke me up.  It was the stiff, rock hard feeling behind me.  My heart swelled with the hope that I had maybe found someone who understood me.  

I wiggled a little to see if he was awake.  

“Oh, sweet girl, don’t do that.  I need a minute.”

“You’re awake?”

“Have been for a while.  But I couldn’t force myself to get up.  You feel too good.”

“Derek.”  I closed my eyes and pushed back on him just a little.

“Please.  Don’t do that unless you want me to forget that I’m a gentleman.”

I wanted him.  I wasn’t some young, stupid twenty-something girl.   I was capable of making sound decisions and living with the consequences.  


“I want you.”  I'd finally admitted it.

Teaser #2 from "Her" Book as promised!

Teaser #2   - Derek


I pulled in just as Engine 40 was about to roll out.  I tossed my crutches, grabbed a jacket and pair of boots and climbed on board.  A few of the guys raised their eyebrows questioningly.  “Don’t fucking ask.  Just let me ride along assholes.”  They all laughed and a few clapped me on the back.  I shook my head and immediately felt better among my brothers.


*****
It was a shitty call to ride along on.  The house fire in Rancho Peñasquitos was out of control.  Three people were unaccounted for and I only had minimal equipment on me to help.  Before I knew it, an explosion rocked the whole block, all hell broke loose and everyone scrambled to protect themselves and anyone around them.  


The last thing I heard was my name being called before everything went black.

So, I promised a teaser...

Yesterday was Friday and I believe I'd mentioned a teaser, of sorts.  WELL, hold on...I'll post one later today!  M'kay?  MWAH!

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Tiny Tiny Teaser for "Her" book!

Teaser…#1  Her

It wasn’t fair.

No one ever said life would be.  

He was no longer mine. 

I’d always hoped building a life with me and our kids would be enough.  It wasn’t.

A part of me was glad it was over…a tiny part.  

I’d spent years waiting for the other shoe to drop, expecting him to one day walk through our front door and tell me he was leaving…that he was done pretending to love me.  But instead, I got a big fat slap in the face and a knife shoved right through my heart.  

Now, I was starting over, moving on. 

I certainly didn’t need a man to fulfill my life, but I wasn’t going to sit around wasting time either.  I’d spent my whole adult life being second…taking whatever he had left to give me…and I was done! 

I deserved to be someone’s first…someone’s only…someone’s love of their life.  

And someone found me.
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Him

I knew very little about her before I showed up for my session.  But in the span of an hour, I learned plenty of big details that were pretty damn eye-opening.  

She was kind.

She was funny.

She was recently divorced.

She hated being alone.
We’d only known each other a short time, but we were friends…more than friends, I’d say.  

She didn’t know it yet, but I had plans.  And she was at the very core of them…all of them.  

My Claire.


Proceed with caution! I'm complaining...

I have a complaint...

As a reader, I first read the synopsis of whatever book I'm interested in.  If I like it, I proceed to download the FREE sample of the book (it's usually 15-20% of the book).  If I don't like the sample, I don't buy...don't waste my time.

This is my complaint...

It's pretty damn obvious what my book Paradise Taken is about.  It's also based on truth, on real life shit!  So when a reader RIPS it to shreds saying over and over that they HATE books about cheating, I have to wonder if they read any of the free parts or are they just climbing on their moral high horse trying to play God with their little 1 star?!?!?

One reader bitched and bitched about wanting her HEA!  She obviously didn't take the time to read the second book.

THINK, people, THINK!!!  Use that wonderful brain God gave you.  If you don't like the sample, walk the "F" away!  No one is 'strong-arming' you to buy and read the books.

That is all! :)

Friday...

I will be posting a tiny, tiny teaser from the new book this Friday!  :)


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Stay tuned for a few teasers from the new book.

I will release one on Friday.

Review of Saving Us! Thank you!

I have so much I want to say about these books that I don't even know where to start.  I adored Paradise Taken, but Saving Us went above and beyond.  The writing was phenomenal, I FELT EVERYTHING.  I read this book as quick as life would let me.  When I HAD to put it down I was so annoyed!  It was one of those books.


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Character Casting for Paradise Taken and Saving Us

Jake - Henry Cavill
Claire - Julie Bowen
Kaye - Claire Forlani
Rob - Josh Holloway (clean-cut)

Promo Posts for this weeks Tour!

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Paradise Taken and Saving Us
by 
CM Hutton

Spotify playlist for Paradise Taken


Spotify playlist for Saving Us (Sequel to Paradise Taken)


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Inspiration behind the book

Book 1, Paradise Taken, is based on true events surrounding someone close to my family.  I don’t want to tell you all the true bits because it will ruin the experience of the book.  But I’d be happy to share then with you when you’ve read the book.

Book 2, Saving Us, is from my male character’s POV starting from the last few chapters in Paradise Taken and beyond.  It fills in the gaps of a few unanswered questions in the first book.  This book is what I believe my main character would have wanted had the outcome from book 1 been different.


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Character Casting

Jake - Henry Cavill
Claire - Julie Bowen
Kaye - Claire Forlani
Rob - Josh Holloway (clean-cut)

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Writer’s Corner - Where I like to write and why

I can really write just about anywhere as long as I have my headphones, my music and no children tapping on my shoulder asking where their iPod might be.  That includes my husband.  He tends to think that being interrupted in the middle of writing a great sex scene is no big deal.  :)

If I had to pick, I’d say in my bed, late at night when my house is quiet would probably be my favorite, most productive place to write.  I’m also a First Grade teacher, so my brain is pulled in two very different modes of communicating all day.  I have to have that quiet place to find the adult sexy side that helps me connect with my characters.  I’ve found that my late night one-on-one sessions with my Mac, are my favorite scenes.  

I love sitting on the beach too, but it’s way to distracting.  


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10 Words I Try Not to Use (This made me laugh, so I decide it would be a fun one to answer.)

  1. Moist (definitely the worst)
  2. Cunt (too crude…although, it might be necessary to write at one point.)
  3. Pussy (I might have used this once or twice, but tends to make me think of nasty fish smell.)
  4. Screw (I’d rather say F***)
  5. Mercurial (Used too much. I’d rather say volatile or fickle.  haha)
  6. Cumquat (I think this is funny, but never really have the opportunity to use it or even want to say it out loud.)
  7. Bastard (I called a little boy this word when I was in the first grade.  Still remember running past my ‘teacher/mom’ as I said it.  I didn’t even know it was a bad word.  lol)
  8. Horny (Reminds me of high school.  haha)
  9. Jacked-off (I don’t know why.)
  10. Chillax (UGH!  Don’t even get me started on how 1982 you sound with this one.)
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Six Words that describe Paradise Taken and Saving Us

Paradise Taken Saving Us 
                                                     (Sequel to Paradise Taken)
1.  Unbelievable 1.  Alpha
2.  Heart Wrenching                   2. Complete
3.  Love Affair                           3.  HEA
4.  Secrets                                     4.  Intense
5.  Erotic                                   5.  Forgiveness
6.  Shocking 6.  Forever

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Character Interview - Jake (Paradise Taken and Saving Us)
see below

Interview with Jake
(Star of CM Hutton’s novels Paradise Taken and Saving Us)

Interviewer:  
Hi.  Thank you for taking the time to sit with me for an interview.  

Jake:  
You’re welcome.  

Interviewer:  
Well, let’s get started.  I know we have tons of fans that want to ask a few questions.

Jake:  
Great!

Interviewer:  
I think after reading both books and seeing how your relationship with Kaye began…well, at least when and how long you’d loved her…WHY after all those years of keeping your feelings for her to yourself, did you decide to tell her only when all of you were living on St. John?  Why not tell her in college, Jake?  What held you back?

Jake:
You know, I was so tired of having a one-sided love affair.  I wanted to tell her and see how she would react.  In all honesty, I think a part of me wanted to hear Kaye reject me so that I could get over how I felt about her.  I knew living on that island was going to be a challenge.  Seeing her day after day, it became clear to me that I couldn’t keep quiet. 

As far as telling her in college, I was young and stupid…afraid of her rejection.  I wrestled with the idea CONSTANTLY.  I think my fear of permanently pushing her away with a confession, scared the hell out of me.  So, I opted for not saying anything and loving her from the sidelines. 

Even when she freaked out right before her wedding to Rob and asked if I thought she was doing the right thing, I couldn’t bring myself to say, “Hell no!  You shouldn’t marry Rob.”  She loved him and I loved her too much to break her heart. 

You have to remember that she never had any idea that I was in love with her.  So, I assumed when I finally did confess, she would tell me to ‘fuck off’ and I’d be forced to give up.  

Interviewer:
But, you pursued her pretty heavily when you guys were on the island, don’t you agree?
Jake:
Yes.  I did.  


Interviewer:
Is that regret I hear in your voice?

Jake:
No…not for pursuing Kaye.  I’d held in my feelings for twenty years.  It was eating me alive.  My regret comes from what I did to everyone else.  

Interviewer:
You mean Claire and the kids.

Jake:
Yes.  She may have married me knowing I had lingering feelings for some girl in college, but she didn’t deserve for me to continue to love someone that didn’t love me back.  I’ll always regret that.  

Interviewer:
Do you think Claire ever thought about leaving you?

Jake: (laughing) I sure as hell hope she did!  She would have been a fool not to entertain the idea…many times.  And Claire is no fool.

Interviewer:
So, in your book (Saving Us), you tell us all sorts of details about what happened after Kaye got pregnant and you two were fighting to be together.  We even saw the heartache and pain the YOU felt about leaving Claire.  Was there ever a moment when you considered staying with Claire and letting Kaye go…to be with Rob or to be on her own?

Jake:
No!  The conflicting emotions I felt had more to do with an internal battle of feeling happy about where my life was going with Kaye and the pain I was causing to have it.  I will always have a deep love for Claire.  No doubt about it.  And having her say good-bye to me…in the way that she did…nearly tore me apart.  I just wanted to make her pain go away.  But staying with her, wasn’t the answer.  There would’ve always been doubts and there would’ve always been regrets.

Interviewer:
If there was one thing you could do differently, what would it be?


Jake:
I ask myself that same question over and over.  I’m not sure.  

If I said ‘confessed to Kaye in college,’ I probably wouldn’t have my three amazing kids.  If I said ‘kept my mouth shut,’ I would have continued to only give Claire my mediocre love.  Or if I said ‘divorced Claire to pursue Kaye,’ well, that I did consider for a while, but just couldn’t go through with it.  Kaye was living her life and had no idea how I felt.  It was the perfect storm of all of us living in one place at one time that pushed me over the edge and had me confessing.  
I guess I feel grateful for that.  Had I confessed from a distance or on one of our many trips, I don’t know if Kaye would have reciprocated.  She was in a complacent phase of her marriage…like we all experience from time to time and when I told her, it just clicked.  

Interviewer:
Well, I want to thank you for spending a little time with me.  You have a huge set of fans that love you and Kaye…together…even if the circumstances weren’t ideal.  And, with you telling us YOUR story in the second book, well it just makes us love you more and have so much compassion for Claire too.  

I just have one or two more questions.  

Jake:
Okay.  Shoot.

Interviewer:
Will we hear much more from you and Kaye?

Jake:  (laughing)
Well, I’m sure you’ll see us around and hear little tidbits about our family, but I believe our affair and coming together has had enough attention.

Interviewer:
Fair enough.  Well, last question…what is the one thing you want our readers…your fans…to know about you?

Jake:
That I Ioved Claire and always will.  And I love my kids.  Being with Kaye has been a dream come true and even though I royally screwed a lot of things up, I don’t regret any of the relationships with anyone around me…even Rob’s.  I…we hurt him.  Hurt people do really stupid things.  I can attest to that.  

Interviewer:  
Jake, thank you so very much for chatting with us.  Your honesty and candor are refreshing.  And I think I speak for fans out there when I say, please don’t be a stranger.  We’d love to hear from you and Kaye anytime.  

Jake:
Thank you.  I’ll be sure to pass the message on to Kaye.  Take care.


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Interview with Jake
(Star of CM Hutton’s novels Paradise Taken and Saving Us)




Interviewer:  
Hi.  Thank you for taking the time to sit with me for an interview.  

Jake:  
You’re welcome.  

Interviewer:  
Well, let’s get started.  I know we have tons of fans that want to ask a few questions.

Jake:  
Great!

Interviewer:  
I think after reading both books and seeing how your relationship with Kaye began…well, at least when and how long you’d loved her…WHY after all those years of keeping your feelings for her to yourself, did you decide to tell her only when all of you were living on St. John?  Why not tell her in college, Jake?  What held you back?

Jake:
You know, I was so tired of having a one sided love affair.  I wanted to tell her and see how she would react.  In all honesty, I think a part of me wanted to hear Kaye reject me so that I could get over how I felt about her.  I knew living on that island was going to be a challenge.  Seeing her day after day, it became clear to me that I couldn’t keep quiet. 

As far as telling her in college, I was young and stupid…afraid of her rejection.  I wrestled with the idea CONSTANTLY.  I think my fear of permanently pushing her away with a confession, scared the hell out of me.  So, I opted for not saying anything and loving her from the sidelines. 

Even when she freaked out right before her wedding to Rob and asked if I thought she was doing the right thing, I couldn’t bring myself say “Hell no!  You shouldn’t marry Rob.”  She loved him and I loved her too much to break her heart. 

You have to remember that she never had any idea that I was in love with her.  So, I assumed when I finally did confess, she would tell me to ‘fuck off’ and I’d be forced to give up.  

Interviewer:
But, you pursued her pretty heavily when you guys were on the island, don’t you agree?

Jake:
Yes.  I did.  

Interviewer:
Is that regret I hear in your voice?

Jake:
No…not for pursuing Kaye.  I’d held in my feelings for twenty years.  It was eating me alive.  My regret comes from what I did to everyone else.  

Interviewer:
You mean Claire and the kids.

Jake:
Yes.  She may have married me knowing I had lingering feelings for some girl in college, but she didn’t deserve for me to continue to love someone that didn’t love me back.  I’ll always regret that.  

Interviewer:
Do you think Claire ever thought about leaving you?

Jake: (laughing) I sure as hell hope she did!  She would have been a fool not to entertain the idea…many times.  And Claire is no fool.

Interviewer:
So, in your book (Saving Us), you tell us all sorts of details about what happened after Kaye got pregnant and you two were fighting to be together.  We even saw the heartache and pain that YOU felt about leaving Claire.  Was there ever a moment when you considered staying with Claire and letting Kaye go…to be with Rob or to be on her own?

Jake:
No!  The conflicting emotions I felt had more to do with an internal battle of feeling happy about where my life was going with Kaye and the pain I was causing to have it.  I will always have a deep love for Claire.  No doubt about it.  And having her say good-bye to me…in the way that she did…nearly tore me apart.  I just wanted to make her pain go away.  But staying with her wasn’t the answer.  There would've always been doubts and there would've always been regrets.

Interviewer:
If there was one thing you could do differently, what would it be?


Jake:
I ask myself that same question over and over.  I’m not sure.  

If I said ‘confessed to Kaye in college,’ I probably wouldn’t have my three amazing kids.  If I said ‘kept my mouth shut,’ I would have continued to only give Claire my mediocre love.  Or if I said ‘divorced Claire to pursue Kaye,’ well, that I did consider for a while, but just couldn’t go through with it.  Kaye was living her life and had no idea how I felt.  It was the perfect storm of all of us living in one place at one time that pushed me over the edge and had me confessing.  

I guess I feel grateful for that.  Had I confessed from a distance or on one of our many trips, I don’t know if Kaye would have reciprocated.  She was in a complacent phase of her marriage…like we all experience from time to time and when I told her, it just clicked.  

Interviewer:
Well, I want to thank you for spending a little time with me.  You have a huge set of fans that love you and Kaye…together…even if the circumstances weren’t ideal.  And, with you telling us YOUR story in the second book, well it just makes us love you more and have so much compassion for Claire too.  

I just have one or two more questions.  

Jake:
Okay.  Shoot.

Interviewer:
Will we hear much more from you and Kaye?

Jake:  (laughing)
Well, I’m sure you’ll see us around and hear little tidbits about our family, but I believe our affair and coming together has had enough attention.

Interviewer:
Fair enough.  Well, last question…what is the one thing you want our readers…your fans…to know about you?

Jake:
That I loved Claire and always will.  And I love my kids.  Being with Kaye has been a dream come true and even though I royally screwed a lot of things up, I don’t regret any of the relationships with anyone around me…even Rob’s.  I…we hurt him.  Hurt people do really stupid things.  I can attest to that.  

Interviewer:  
Jake, thank you so very much for chatting with us.  Your honesty and candor have been refreshing.  And I think I speak for fans out there when I say, please don’t be a stranger.  We’d love to hear from you and Kaye anytime.  

Jake:
Thank you.  I’ll be sure to pass the message on to Kaye.  Take care.