donderdag 2 juli 2015
He slid closer. The line of his mouth thinned. “Why are you here, Taylor?”
The soft words reverberated in the room, in my head. Why was I here? My hands trembled. My heart beat loudly. So loudly I was afraid I wouldn’t hear myself speak or that I even could speak. Was I capable of answering that question with the truth? I closed my eyes and forced a deep breath in. Yes. The truth was something I could do. I just couldn’t look at him when I did it. “I want to have sex…with you.”
Relief gushed out of me, and my body relaxed. The truth of the words gave me boldness. Yes. Sex was what I wanted, what I needed. I opened my eyes, losing my breath somewhere in my chest, but I could feel the blow of his on my cheek. He had moved closer, his intensity overpowering me, his heat seeping into me. Except there was more I needed to say. I was getting lost in this thing—this magnetic force pulling us together. My speech was coming out all wrong. Actually, it wasn’t coming out at all. Yes, I wanted him, but I needed to tell him no.
I opened my mouth, but no words came. I was so dizzy. He leaned toward me, his lips hovering. All I could do was stare. In my entire life, I’d only ever kissed two guys, two very sweet, loving guys. But this was different. Brad was different. He wasn’t just a guy. He was a man. A fully grown, worldly, experienced, kissed-hundreds-maybe-thousands-of-women man. And with him, it would never be just a kiss.
I put my hand up and blurted out, “But I can’t.”
Author: Kary Rader
Genre: New Adult Romance
When fate spares your life, your destiny is always love
Twenty-year-old widow and cancer survivor Taylor Smith-Taylor is running her late husband’s billion-dollar gaming business because she’s made a vow to keep TME—and Gavin’s memory—alive. But she’s falling hard for her sexy attorney Brad Richards, and it’s not just their professional connection that has her tied in knots.
When Taylor’s new idea takes off, she relies on Brad to help. Using company funds to back the innovative project, they begin a tumultuous affair and a multi-million dollar negotiation that could dominate the market or put the company in jeopardy.
As the corporate dealings escalate, their volatile relationship leaves their priorities more tangled than their bed sheets, and a fatal accounting error divides them, putting the company on the brink of bankruptcy. Brad pushes Taylor to embrace her idea, and him, by selling TME—a decision that, for her, goes deeper than money. When she refuses, it seems easier for both to walk away, and only a perspective from the grave can help her realize her future comes down to one choice: the love she’ll lose or the love she’ll make.
Praise for A Taylor-Made Life
WINNER of the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award
FINALIST in the 2015 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Awards
Seven years ago while I was pregnant with my youngest child, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma cancer. He went through surgery, chemo and was pronounced cancer-free two weeks before my son Brady was born. I never dealt with those emotions I experienced while he was sick. There wasn’t time. But three years ago when a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, all of them came flooding back. As a result, I wrote A Taylor-Made Life.
A Taylor-Made Life became an Amazon Bestseller and I’ve received letters from all over the world (e.g.UK, France, Uganda) saying how the story has touched hearts. It has a 4.21 Goodreads average with over 400 ratings and recently won the 2014 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award. The story is a finalist in the 2015 Electroinc Publishing Industy Coalition’s (EPIC) eBook Award. ATML also won several RWA chapter contests. It continues to touch people with its special message.
“A Taylor-Made Life is one of the best books I’ve read this year and it’s not one I’ll soon forget… Taylor and Gavin stole my heart and my breath, and I wasn’t ready to let them go.” – Nikki Barrett, Storm Goddess Book Reviews
“Beautifully written, and I would dare anyone not to cry….. Gavin and Taylor have such depth and emotion, it’s hard not to fall in love with them. These two characters will remain in my memory forever.” – Melissa Limoges, Insert Clever Quip Here Book Reviews
“6 Stars, 2 full boxes of Kleenex…Beautiful!” – a.c. Mason, bestselling author
“Kary Rader is a wonderful new voice in New Adult fiction. Taylor-Made is a must-read.”– Jill Limber, author and editor, Boroughs Publishing Group
Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she’s drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished with words. It’s the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day’s work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.
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