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Friday, 23 April 2010

The Cruiserweight by L. Anne Carrington

This has been a project in the making since the summer of 2008. The book is now close to completion, with some extra editing being done and final chapters being reworked. After two years, The Cruiserweight is about to be realized.

Brett and Karen come from two separate worlds with one common interest that brought them together - wrestling.

Brett Kerrigan is a smaller than average cruiserweight wrestler who loves to entertain the crowds, giving it all for his fans throughout the world. In spite of his size, Brett proves he can be as strong, quick and fierce as his larger competitors. Away from the spotlight, he struggles with being taken seriously as a wrestler, backstabbing co-workers, and power hungry management.

Pittsburgh-based sports journalist Karen Montgomery has followed wrestling since her teens. An acclaimed article printed one year earlier won a prestigious sports press award, and, when several attempts to arrange a personal interview with Brett are thwarted, she almost gives up attempting to meet her idol without the help of her editor, Greg Sullivan. One fateful night after a wrestling event, Karen has an unexpected encounter with Brett in a hotel lounge - ending in getting her sought-after interview with him.

Throughout the following year, a special friendship - and then romance - blossoms between the unlikely pair, despite the loss of Brett’s lucrative contract, long distance living between him and Karen, the differences in their ages, and an unexpected personal event Karen never considered in the present stage of her life.

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