Maggie McSwain should have been thrilled when Rylan Quaid asked her to marry him. Instead, she was crushed. After all her romantic fantasies, Ry's proposal was missing one crucial element: love. But Maggie would prove to Ry that he had a heart-and then she'd use every teasing, tempting ounce of seductive power she had to capture it. The next time he proposed to her-and there would be a next time-common sense would be the last thing on his mind. As far as Ry was concerned, solid partnerships made for lasting marriages-and that's what he could have with Maggie.Of course he wanted her, as any man with eyes would want her. But he couldn't love her, because he'd vowed never to fall in love again. Now it seemed that the only way to make her his wife was to use reverse psychology. He'd just retract his proposal-and pretend to be immune to her charms. He had no idea what a challenge that would turn out to be.
Born in Cresco, Iowa and raised in Harmony, Minnesota…Tami Hoag knew she wanted to be a writer at a very young age. Her first job after graduating from high school was in the La Crosse Tribune circulation department. Before publishing her first novel, she also worked as a photographer's assistant, trained show horses, and sold designer bathroom accessories. She began her career as an author in 1988, writing category romances for the Bantam Books Loveswept Line. After several years of success in that field, Hoag switched her focus to single-title suspense novels. She has had thirteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including five in a 20-month span. Her novel Night Sins became a TV miniseries starring Valerie Bertinelli and Harry Hamlin.
Hoag and three other authors who made the leap from romance to thrillers at roughly the same time (Eileen Dreyer, Elizabeth Grayson and Kimberly Cates) have formed a group they call the Divas. The group provides support and encouragement for each other, and Hoag often thanks them in the acknowledgement section of her books.
Tami Hoag currently lives in Palm Beach County, Florida where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage. Other interests include the study of psychology, and mixed martial arts fighting.