Ms. Durand writes stories that appeal to the moral compass in her readers. Thought provoking, emotional and not always black and white in the message or choices of the characters. Closing The Deal, although a love story is not the usual boy meets girl journey. Ethan is a highly successful man that has the world at his feet. Yet, one unorthodox choice has him head over heels and running out of options on how to seal the deal. Dani has made some tough decisions in her life but she has a good heart and a determined soul, she just got a bit lost along the way. Total opposites face heartache, forbidden attraction, discrimination and tough choices all in the name of love.