Behind the Story
Thomas Tanaka is the oldest of three boys. He is headstrong and confident like all of the Tanaka men but the experiences that has shaped his life are different than John and Regg. Being the oldest of three, you grow up really fast and have to stay on your toes.
Thomas knows what it’s like to have to hold your ground when people are coming for you. He’s had do deal with watching over and looking out for a family long before he was old enough. What stands out about Thomas is his sincerity. He’s been down many, many times and lost his dreams in the process.
Business in general is the most cutthroat of all occupations and it takes a strong willed, strong minded person to succeed. But the stakes get higher when you wrong the woman you love and her family stands in the way.
The Tanaka men all grew up in the same home with two loving parents, yet they will experience and attack life in dramatically different ways.
Exerpt from His Intention, Men of the Pacific Book 2, Naomi Knight
Thomas helped Kiera to his car. He had two, but they were both low-slung luxury vehicles. The back seats were nonexistent and not fit for a car seat. He looked over at her before he pulled off, and she had yet to meet his gaze. She had been crying in the bathroom. That much was obvious. Had what he said resonate with the new mother that she’d become? Could she empathize with his position? Were her ties to Julian deeper than she was willing to admit?
He shook his head. Yes, of course. The man was going to marry her, knowing the baby was not his and conceived behind his back. So, what were his options?
What are your intentions? He heard John’s voice in his head.
Thomas remembered her sitting across the table with a wide smile. She was relaxed and happy, as she focused on how to tackle those Ahi tacos. They toasted to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
He had the woman he wanted and his baby sitting right beside him. He reached over slowly, so she would see him coming, and placed his bigger hand over the smaller ones in her lap. The back of his hand rested against the small swell of her belly. The intention: To never let them go.