Author Penny Lane decides to team up with fellow author Kain Brooks because she believes the collaboration will bring something refreshing and new to her humdrum life. It is at first, but what she doesn't count on is developing feelings for a man that's hundreds of miles away while continuing to struggle with the death of her fiancé, Zack.
The newly divorced Kain is excited about the partnership and happily realizes that it may lead to much more than just a book.
However, there is a threat! A stalker's evil intentions are far more serious than either of them can ever imagineso serious that they may not make it long enough to discover if their feelings are genuine or just a longdistanced crush.
I feel a ray of sun hitting me on my cheek, waking me up. Lying on my stomach now, I glance
over to the side of me and the bed is empty. I sneak out of the covers, making my way to the
bathroom on my tip toes, hoping Kain doesn't know I am awake. Making it successfully, I close
the bathroom door, leaning against the sink and staring at myself in the mirror. After ten minutes
of inspecting myself and a couple of tugs on the TShirt
that I have on to see if it will cover any
more, I decide to brush my teeth, having no toothbrush I put toothpaste on my finger and stroke
away. Once I am done with my teeth, I flip my hair upside down and run my fingers through it.
Raising my head back up, I flip it to the side, brushing my fingers through it again. I inspect
myself again and decide that it's as good as I am going to get. I open the door still tip toeing
through the house till I spot Kain. He is in the kitchen cooking with music on in the background.
He still has his black plaid pajama pants on but no shirt. There is a dish towel thrown over his
shoulder and a spatula in his hand. One of the sexiest pictures I have ever seen. I watch him as
he does a couple of sways with his hips and then starts beating his invisible drums. A giggle
escapes me without control. Kain spins around and catches me laughing at him and gets this
evil smirk and walks towards me. I can't fight it any longer and bust out laughing, then try to run in
the opposite direction. He reaches out with his long, muscled arm, curling it around my waist and
swinging me around. I wiggle, trying to free myself, which only entices him more. He picks me up
by the waist and sits me on the counter beside the stove with one hand on my bare leg, daring
me to move. The other hand takes the spatula and flips bacon. That really sends me into a fit of
giggles for some odd reason.
“Really?” Is all he says as he looks at me with a raised brow. I am still laughing watching him
push the skillet off the burner, then coming to stand directly in front of me. He wipes his hands on
his towel, tossing it over his shoulder. He uses his legs to spread my thighs apart and grabs my
hips, pressing me up against his waist. I wrap my arms around his neck sliding my fingers
through his hair. There is no more laughing coming from me after he presses his lips against
mine. Leaving me once again with his ‘kiss and run’, he pulls away, lifting me off the counter
“Let’s eat breakfast."
This book truly surprised me in a very positive way. It is a very refreshing story.
Author Penny Lane is still grieving the death of her boyfriend, five years have gone by but she's still living in the past and yearning the man she loved and lost. She started a friendship with a male author and she thinks a collaboration on a new book is just what she needs to get her out of her funk.
Kain Brooks is just coming out of a very bad divorce and his friendship and collaboration with Penny starts to give him a new outlook in life and the strength he needs to move forward.
Little by little between text messages, phone calls and Skype calls they start falling in love with each other, and as their collaboration and their close relationship becomes public a stalker begins to wreck havoc putting both, Penny and Kain's lives in danger.
I loved the concept of the relationship between these two characters. I loved that they don't go at it right away, but they get to know each other and put their ghosts to rest before they even meet in person.
The healing process Penny and Kain go through is without a doubt beautiful.
The secondary characters are a hoot and I hope those two get their own book next because it would be a very interesting story indeed.
The end threw me for a loop, I was not expecting that and that is what impresses me about a good book, when you're thinking one thing and it takes you down a complete different path. Job well done here guys and I can't wait to read more from both of you.
About the Authors:
Derinda lives in Maine. Her biggest passion is for her family and friends. She adores loving others as if it is the biggest gift life can offer. She is a readaholic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on her Young Adult &; Teen Readers Facebook page. Her dream is to travel to Australia one day.
"I am nothing but simple. I do a lot of volunteer work. I have 2 beautiful daughters. 4 grandchildren, that constantly ask me if I lived in the black &; white days.
My inspiration would be my daughters. Rita for her strength to keep fighting and constantly try to take care of me. Even though sometimes she can't get out of the bed. Kayla, for helping pick up
all the pieces that seem to fall, when times get rough. And the love they have for me."
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