Today we'd like to share with you an excerpt from an emotional contemporary romance, THERAPY.
by Kathryn Perez
Published February 11th 2014
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Cutting breaks through my numbness, but only opens more wounds.
Depression, self-harm, bullying....that's my reality.
Sex and guys....that's my escape.
The space between the truth and lies is blurred leaving me torn, lost and confused. And while the monsters that live in my head try to beat me-- the two men that I love try to save me.
This is my story of friendship, heartache, and the grueling journey that is mental-illness.
Sometimes you have to get lost in order to be found…
As I get closer to the porch and start up the steps, the breeze blows the curtains aside and I get a glimpse of him. He’s sitting shirtless on a sofa, playing the guitar. He’s wearing a black cord necklace that has a flat, square silver charm on it. His shaggy hair hangs in his face, and his eyes are closed as he picks the guitar strings. He’s so into the music that he looks like he’s somewhere else completely, somewhere other than his living room. The ease with which he plays is soothing and incredibly sexy. I watch as his fingers deftly stroke the strings, and wonder at their agility.
I quickly reign in my thoughts and try to shake off the sexual attraction before pressing the doorbell. The music abruptly stops and I hear his footsteps as they approach.
The door swings open just as Kingsley is pulling on a shirt, and my eyes immediately fall to pants that are hanging oh so very low on his waist. That V, which is so extremely defined on this man, is practically begging for me to reach out and trace it with my fingers. The veins on his muscular body look like a road map to a heavenly place that I’d love to explore. Before my mind can race away with that thought, his shirt is on and hiding the abs of my affection.
Shit! Snap out of it, Jess.
“Hey, you’re here!” He grins. “Come on in,” he says as he motions me in the door.
I briefly scan the room. Again, I’m surprised. I’m in awe of how perfectly clean it is and it’s so well decorated! Very artsy. Kingsley continues to surprise the hell out of me.
“Nice place. It’s really cool here.”
“Oh, thanks. Yeah, I like it. It’s quiet and it’s a good neighborhood.”
Awkwardness looms as we stand in his living room. I don’t know what to say or do at this point. Thankfully, Kingsley saves me, breaking the tension in the room.
“Well, come on. It’s time to get our cook on!” He reaches out for my hand. I look down at his skeptically and then back at him.
“Oh, come on! I swear you’ll be fine. Not like you’re gonna burn the house down; it’s just pasta.” He grabs my hand, laughing, and literally pulls me into the kitchen.
“Here, let me have your very large purse thing.”
“Hey, I love my bag. Get up off it!” I say playfully.
“Yeah, well you can’t cook holding that thing, goofball.”
I hold out my purse to him and he hangs it on a small closet door in the hallway. He walks over to an iPod docking station in the kitchen and turns it on.
“Music always makes everything better,” he says with a wink.
Kathryn Perez Bio:
Kathryn lives in her small East Texas hometown with her family. She 's a music infused writer and self-proclaimed book junkie. When she isn't listening to music, writing or reading you'll probably find her watching her favorite sport, UFC.Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kathrynp_author
Kathryn is also an anti-bullying advocate and avid supporter of mental-illness and suicide awareness.
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6626169.Kathryn_Perez
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