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September 2018: Favorite Heroine
~ Cathy Skendrovich ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: Of your published titles to date, which heroine is your favorite and why?

Cathy Skendrovich said:
My favorite heroine in my books is Kate Munroe from Undercover with the Nanny. She looks like Jamie Alexander from Blindspot, she’s fearless, yet she’s vulnerable. She’s very independent, and doesn’t need a man to make her feel complete. I wanted her to be a character women could relate to, or aspire to. She needed to be Every Woman, and I think I accomplished that when I created Kate.

Kate Munroe is like a lot of us. She’s working at a job she doesn’t really want just to make ends meet. She studied to be an interior designer, but personal family issues sidelined her search for that job. I think a lot of women can relate to this. I know I worked at many a job I didn’t study to become, just so that I could have time with my young children, or to help out with the household budget. We do what we do to survive, and Kate Munroe is an example of this.

Kate doesn’t trust her taste in men. Raise your hand if you know that feeling! She likes self-assured, handsome men. Who doesn’t? But her past relationships weren’t the greatest, so she’s cautious. Add to that that she wasn’t wowed in the bedroom by her exes, so she has those extra self-doubts weighing her down. Is she sexy enough, is she frigid, is she unattractive? Real women can relate to these self-doubts, also.

Lastly, for all her insecurities, Kate is brave. She admits when she’s in love, she isn’t afraid to show her attraction to a man, and when she finds herself in danger, she doesn’t become a blithering idiot; she figures out how to save herself. And that’s what real-life women do on a day-to-day basis.


Undercover with the Nanny by Cathy Skendrovich cover

Undercover with the Nanny

[Contemporary Romantic Suspense]

DEA agent Sawyer Hayes came to California in search of a drug cartel leader who slipped through his fingers in El Paso. The link to finding him is Kate Munroe, a nanny for one of his henchmen. The problem? He didn’t expect to be so drawn to a possible suspect. How is he supposed to do his job when his growing feelings for her are clouding his judgment?

Interior designer Kate Munroe’s life is a train wreck. Her parents’ deaths left her with their mounds of debt, she can’t get a job designing even a cubicle, and she’s bunking in her best friend’s spare bedroom. To make ends meet, she’s a nanny to a lonely little boy whose rich father works all the time. Romance is not on her radar. But her hot new neighbor could change her mind, with his broad shoulders and Southern charm. Too bad his secrets could destroy her.

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