Kendra Vasquez writes love stories from the perspective of women not afraid to get their hands dirty. Seeded by her own automotive experiences, she can tell you the car world is a versatile, character-filled environment to fuel many stories.
Aside from writing and automotive, she indulges a passion for Nature. After leaving a piece of her heart with the Rocky Mountains, she continues to miss them during her interlude in North America's Midwest, though she regularly treasures new experiences afforded in her travels.
Born in Texas, raised in Montana, and educated in Colorado, she's been known to develop an accent all her own.
Married to Joseph Vasquez, they have one son and occasionally claim equal ownership of a torte cat and a Chi-weenie dog, depending on their behavior at the time.
Romance. Rebecca Hudson suspected it was more than a telemarketer’s phone call that kept her cousin, Amanda Hudson, from returning to their Denver apartment. When her doubts are confirmed, Rebecca dives into Amanda’s past. How did a fatal crash from years ago relate to Amanda being abducted now? Then Rebecca stumbles into Ryan Foster, the man who taught Amanda everything she knew about automotive. He may have his mind set on saving Amanda but his heart beats in a different direction. Rebecca’s body responds with equal intensity, and after one night with Ryan, she feels the need to run as much as Amanda.
Revenge. After a collision smothered his flower known as Danielle, Gersham Pearson, better known as Germ, rotted in the mountain town of Bayfield until one car repair leads him to sudden suspicion. Could Amanda Hudson be responsible for the crash that destroyed his life? Enraged, he plans to show her how he suffered, force her to feel what it was like to be in a car she couldn’t control. Unfortunately, after sabotaging Amanda’s Jeep, she isn’t the one who climbs into the driver seat but Rebecca. He’ll have to take a more hands-on approach to teaching Amanda a fatalistic driving lesson.
Redemption. Ryan Foster meant to distract 12-year-old Amanda from the memory and pain of her mother’s leaving. He gave her tools and put her to work, but the act of abandonment haunted her. In high school, bullies tormented her until an automobile accident took the life of one. Ryan thought he’d given Amanda the knowledge to cause such destruction. But now, holding a part he never knew existed and dealing with an overly invasive Germ, new clues emerge. They could prove Amanda innocent, and once shadows no longer lurk in his heart, he could pursue its truest desire. All it should take is a phone call.
Educated automotive technician Sara McDaniels drives her truck off the road in a small, Rocky Mountain town. She never intended needing another mechanic in her life, but Jason Cole, Sauk City’s only grease monkey, has the resources she needs. After abandoning Denver, Colorado, with its cheats and liars in the auto repair business, she has no reason to trust Jason, but, after she meets his intense gray gaze, her defenses weaken. Her fierce will builds up walls, ever wary, for how can she learn the truth about him without revealing her hopes and heart in the process?
Jason Cole must salvage his shop from a greasy pit of fraud, compliments of his ex-employee. Hearing of Sara’s arrival in town and her background in automotive, he seeks her out and finds her completely unwilling to cooperate. Her education could get his shop back on track, but her prejudice keeps anything automotive-related at bay. He takes the personal route, discovers the mountains are her natural element, and stumbles upon her more fragile side. The last thing he’d planned was getting lost tracing trails in her wide, forest-green eyes. He holds off telling Sara about his business’ fraudulent past. If he breaks her burgeoning trust, it may be the one thing he can’t rebuild.
Neither of them wants Jason’s business to fail. Sara means to see this through to the end, see if Jason can exceed her expectations. When she discovers his secrets, will Jason’s past make her run again, or is he truly her last resort?