Jake North & Dean Colter
It seems that these two have quite the fans, so I thought I would write some more about them. Those that have read all three books, I think, know them pretty well, but for those that haven’t gotten to know them, I’d like to share a bit more of their creation.
Jake was developed from the idea of what most women would want in a good man. Handsome, a steadfast provider, very devoted not only to his work, but to his family, fiercely protective, having a good heart, and true to his words. Jake was level-headed most of the time, unless someone put his family in harm’s way. If that happened, he was a raging bull. He would be married to Lexi, his childhood sweetheart and their relationship was strong and would stand through anything.
Dean on the other hand, was developed from the idea of what most women would want in a bad boy type. Dangerously good-looking, always the flirt and flatterer, forever the risk taker, always the cocky and bold one, but a protector and guardian over those he cared about. He would be single and a ladies man to many. That is until he met Allie…
When I put Jake & Dean together as partners, I didn’t know right off that they would remain that way through all three books, or that they would become steadfast friends, but it is funny how things work themselves out isn’t it? I had at first thought of killing Dean off in the first book (Yes I said that and please don’t kill the messenger) but I could not bring myself to end him. I liked him too much and just couldn’t see getting rid of him. I’m glad I didn’t.
With each book, Jake & Dean worked together to make things happen. They made sure the bad guys were taken care of, they made sure their town was safe, they made sure their loved ones were protected, and their friendship became solid to the point of being brothers. Theirs was a friendship that stayed strong, and it showed both professionally and personally.
I thoroughly enjoyed creating these two and writing about them. Developing them the way I wanted to, and the way I thought was best for the storylines. I think their fans would agree.
Then in the third book, a new detective came into the picture, moved into Larsen, and became a new presence in the detective division. Memphis Kane was his name. But he’s a new story for another day now isn’t he? I wonder what will happen? I bet you do too…