I'm working on the character outlines for Slow Ride before I begin the chapter outlines. This is the fun part, naming and describing the main players in the story.
If you're up on the series, Tom (Tommy) Murphy and Karla Collins were introduced in On the Ropes. They are somewhat recurring characters. Tommy is a bit of a man-whore and Karla met Abbey in graduate school and was a bridesmaid at Luke and Abbey's wedding, and is also a goddess with coffee, running her own shop in Lombard, IL inspired by Brew Point Coffee in Elmhurst, IL. She's teaming up with Kyle Asher to expand her business as part of the Envy Entertainment family of companies.
Neither is looking or is interested in love, but I don't think they'll have any choice in the matter.
Karla's father destroyed her parent's marriage by cheating and Tommy's former sex buddy is out to ruin their budding relationship.
And there's the fact that Tommy hates coffee...