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Friday, May 3, 2013

Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you an excerpt from Kelli Maine's upcoming release of TAKEN BY STORM!


Kelli Maine is back with a brand new book in her USA TODAY bestselling Give & Take series! 
Available as a trade paperback and e-book on May 7, 2013, TAKEN BY STORM (TP: 978-1-4555-9899-1; E-book: 978-1-4555-9900-4) tells the story of MJ and Maddie.
Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now she’s desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her. But before she can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all. When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha’s life, nothing will stop him from proving to that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life—not even the engagement ring she wears. The fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won’t give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.
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Excerpt
For the rest of the drive back to the Rocha Estate, Maddie tried to force the words out that she should’ve said over a year ago.
I’m sorry.
What did those words mean anyway? They couldn’t take back what she’d done. They couldn’t make MJ forgive her. Why bother saying them when they were meaningless?
She couldn’t change the past. Leaving was the only option she’d been given. She had to protect him from getting hurt. Maddie knew hurt all too well, and she’d always stand between MJ and pain if she could.
She’d never let him feel the twinge of fiery anguish that hit her in the heart every time her mother was mentioned. Every time she fingered the smooth silver angel pendant crammed in the very back of her jewelry box that her mom left behind. Over the past sixteen years, Maddie had relived the day her mom left a million times in her head.
The pain was still raw even after all the time that had passed. Driving down the road so many years later, it still felt like her mom had walked out on her only yesterday.
“Watch it!” MJ shouted and grabbed the wheel. “You almost hit that light post.”
 “I did not! You’re so drunk, you can’t even see straight. Let go!”
He let his hand drop to his lap. Sitting beside her, MJ was painfully close. She could almost feel his body heat pulsing off his skin into hers. Or maybe she imagined it. Manifested it because it was what she wanted to feel so badly. Being so close to him and not being able to reach out and touch him drove her crazy.
But it shouldn’t. Not anymore.



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Grand Central Publishing is giving away a copy of Taken By Storm to one US reader, no P.O. boxes please. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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4 comments:

Jane said...

I like the premise.

Selene Cabadas said...

I love her books I can't wait for this one.

erin said...

sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda D said...

Kelly Maine is a new to me author! Thanks for sharing, sounds like an awesome book. I can't wait to find out why she ran before.