Louie Tole of “Come Back to Me” joins me in a Character Interview

It is with great pleasure that I introduce a character, Louie Tole, from Melissa Foster’s novel, Come Back to Me.  He is a man with secrets, but he knows how to warm the heart (and win over the ladies’ hearts for he stole mine!).  He’s unconventional, lovable, and a character you’ll never forget.

Thank you for joining us today, Louie.

Can you tell my readers about yourself, Louie?  The ones who haven’t read the book.

Gosh, I’m not really used to talking about myself, but I’ll give it a shot and try not to expose many spoilers. I’m a pretty relaxed guy. You’ll find me in jeans and a t-shirt most days, even when I’m working. Yeah, I know, accountants aren’t supposed to dress that way, but it’s who I am, take it or leave it. I run a pretty big business, but I’m not the best at returning phone calls–anymore. I’ve had a bit of drama in my life, and, well, I guess that’s kind of shaped who I have become.

What did you think of Tess Johnson when you first saw her? 

(laughing) She was a woman on a mission. I had her pegged as a Type-A business woman whose goal was to snag my business. And, of course, she was attractive, if that’s what you’re asking.

Do you love Tess?  How did you deal with her being pregnant with Beau’s child?

That’s a pretty personal question. Yeah, I do love Tess, and loving Tess means loving all of her, even her child. We didn’t have a sordid affair. Her husband was gone, dead, as far as we knew. I have nothing but respect for him, so there was no need to deal with anything. It is what it is.

When Beau made it out of Iraq alive, how did you feel?  Were you happy for Tess?  Upset?

Well, I can’t really answer this fully, because it will ruin the story for those who have yet to read it, but, given the circumstances around where I found out, and how I found out, I would say that I was anything other than happy. That’s about all I can say without spoiling the story.

What are you doing now? 

I’m hangin’ in. I’m riding my bike every weekend, and working, of course. I think of Tess all the time, heck, I even talk to her. I think I’m a better man for having known her.

Come Back to Me is Melissa’s third novel and was released, yesterday.  Join her and 35 more authors as we celebrate her release over at The WoMen’s Literary Cafe.  For three days (two more now), 36 books will be only 99cents.  There will be giveaways and fun to be had by all!   


Come Back to Me: Review of Melissa Foster’s Highly-Anticipated Third Novel

With NaNoWriMo beginning, there are people who will be locked away from the world starting that great piece of   literature we have to write in a month.  We won’t leave our cubby holes for the next month, but if NaNoWriMo gets too much to handle, and you need to turn to something truly inspirational, look no further.  Melissa Foster’s third and highly-anticipated novel, Come Back to Me, is here.  Today marks the #99centbookevent you might’ve seen on twitter.  The Come Back to Me Launch Party has begun!  Today through November 3, there will be giveaways and e-books priced at $.99 on Amazon by 36 amazing authors that have become my friends along our journey together of promoting this launch.

I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC copy in e-book format since I am part of the Launch Party.  I must say, after reading Megan’s Way by Melissa Foster, I was anxious to see what Melissa had in store for Come Back to Me.   I loved Megan’s Way, but I loved Come Back to Me even more.

Come Back to Me is a story of loss, love and loyalties.  When Beau leaves for Iraq as part of a photography assignment, he promises Tess he will come back to her, and when Tess hears the news of Beau’s death, she holds tight to that promise.  She refuses to give up on him and doesn’t believe he’s dead, especially when she is carrying their child.  But when she meets Louie and at the insistence of her family and friends, she doesn’t know whether to give up on Beau and move on with her life or still hold him to his promise of returning.

Beau wakes up in the middle of the desert in Iraq with two Iraqi women mending him back to health.   He doesn’t know how he will get home, nor does he know if he’ll survive the trip with the women to get out of Iraq.  What he does know is that he isn’t giving up on going back home to Tess.  She is what keeps him going.

Does Tess give up on Beau?  Does Beau make it back home?  What happens to these characters?  I think these are answers you should find out on your own when you read, Come Back to Me.

I’m not lying when I say that I lost sleep the week I was reading this book.  I stayed up way too late trying to find out what happened next.  I neglected my own writing in order to read the tale woven by Melissa.

I can honestly say you won’t regret reading this book.  Please.  Buy a copy now, and check out what other books are only 99cents.  There are some great authors featured in this launch.  For more information check The WoMen’s Literary Café.