Paige is unique in that she didn’t appear in the first book, Second Chances. When I started writing Taking Chances, I decided to tell the story from Paige’s point of view, not Danny’s.
Paige is a tiny spitfire – her nickname in high school was Mighty Mouse. She is a planner – her personal life and career are carefully constructed. She’d rather stick to the status quo, even if it’s boring, than rock the boat. When Paige meets Danny, he upsets her carefully crafted plans because she’s not looking for a relationship.
I love that Page fights her attraction to Danny – her “just friends” speech is an attempt to keep him at arm’s length. She naturally wants to lead with her head – but her heart eventually wins over.
Paige has several preconceived ideas that Danny upsets. She’s bound and determined never to date a jock – yet here comes Danny, the ultimate jock who turns her world upside down.
Men misjudge Paige because of her diminutive size. The golf scene is an example of this – all her male playing partners immediately dismiss her as having any ability to play the game. But, she proves them wrong when she out drives them on her tee shots and scores better than most of them for the round.
Paige is able to control Danny’s giant puppy when he cannot. On their deep sea fishing adventure, she catches the bigger fish. Paige is naturally competitive and she can hold her own despite her small size. Danny admires her for this.
Her evolution from avoiding risks to taking risks is fun to watch. Paige eventually realizes that the best things in life are the unexpected events – not always the carefully planned ones.
I think you’ll enjoy reading Paige’s story, Taking Chances. It’s available on Amazon in Kindle or paperback format. Link: Taking Chances Amazon Link