FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bonnie McCune
A NEW WOMAN’S NOVEL, from Bonnie McCune
Ebook republished October 2019. Totally Bound and First For Romance
Denver author Bonnie McCune is releasing her newest women’s novel, Never Retreat,
through Totally Bound Publishing. Her fifth major work of fiction, the book, set primarily
in the wild Colorado mountains, pits a feisty single mom with an ex-military, macho
corporate star at a business retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. A huge prize tempts them, but only one can win. Add a threat to their survival, and the stage is set for adventure, attraction, and growth.
McCune describes the writing as a new type of women’s fiction. Unafraid to debate
contemporary concerns, it pulls no punches to provide a fresh look at age-old issues. She says, “This is your kind of writing if you think people are smarter than every phone, you’ll take a human any day over the most advanced app, and you can laugh at yourself as well as others.”
The story follows thirty-something Ramona Soto. She was young and dumb when she met the man who became the father of her son. After he dumped her, through grit and determination she was able to make a better life for herself and her child. Now, 17 years later, she needs additional money to put him through college. A new chief of security appears at the telecommunications firm where she works. Desmond Emmett, a confident go-getter, reminds Raye of her worthless ex-husband. But despite his self-assured attitude, Des has his own problem–a critical need for cash to save his gravely ill sister. Ray and Des are paired at a corporate retreat in a luxurious mountain lodge. The reluctant duo struggle to complete management’s extreme mental and physical tests while discovering the unique strengths, talents, and appeal of the other.
The retreat’s final challenge scatters all retreat-goers along a rough trail to make repairs. Before they can finish, one of the West’s notorious, massive flash floods sweeps down the rocky canyon and threatens their survival. See-sawing between attraction and antagonism, the mismatched couple face their biggest challenge: learning the meaning of true partnership. Cut off from help, they must put aside their differences to rescue their colleagues—and their future as a couple.
Midwest Book Review says, “Few novels operate on such different levels, moving their
characters to challenge not just each other, but their own perceptions. . .McCune provides just the right blend of comic relief, interpersonal encounters, and outside environment changes to make her story a powerful blend.” For more information, visit Totally Bound and First For Romance.