Cover Design: Jersey Girl Designs
Photographer: Taylor Alexander
Models: Chantel & Cody Mackie
Jeri’s Book Attic – “So when I noticed the plot of “The Night We Met” I knew I had to read that one too. And again the author delivered.”
Andrea Britton – “Beth Rinyu has a way of telling stories that you don’t want to put down.”
Shakespeare’s Wench Book Blog – “I fell absolutely in love with this book.”
Since reading my first Beth Rinyu Book – which was “Easy Silence” this author has always been on my radar when releasing a new book and I already found several plots I read and liked since then like “Thursday Afternoon” or “When Autumn Ends” (which by the way is my fav. So far from all the books I read).
So when I noticed the plot of “The Night We Met” I knew I had to read that one too. And again the author delivered. The leading characters are so well developed that I could connect to them so easy even if Lukas was quite complicated. Actually the only person I disliked is the “sister” – I lost her the moment they came up with that stupid plan – #sigh and I never wanted her back actually. …
I know I know … to get the plot going you needed that stupid idea … yeah … but I do not have to like the sister – do I ? … So I guess well played dear author that character served its purpose…
I loved how the relationship between the leads developed. And as a reader you could feel the doom building up while you followed them through their journey. At some points I could not put the book down anymore and had to read through to the (bitter?!?) End …. Because what else should you expect when you start to expand a one – night stand … strictly business, no emotions ……..
Let’s face it … there is NO such thing unless you are not human … you simply cannot plan emotions
The question is … will they survive the blow up that we all know has to follow the lies.
Well I know the answer …. But you will have to read the book and suffer the hangover same as I did … (but trust me it will be worth it)
Just Breathe Again by bestselling author CA Harms is set to release August 13th!
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Cover Model: Travis Keen
Cover Designer: Melissa Gill
I had it all. Truly, I had the perfect life. One filled with happiness and love where the bright smiles of my gorgeous wife and my beautiful daughter greeted me every day. I was a lucky man…
Until I lost it all.
Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I can still see them. My two angels still shining with their never-ending beauty. But those visions always lead me to darkness…
The moment when I find myself alone again. The pain is real and the emptiness inside me only grows with each passing day.
Time will heal me, they say. But they’ve never lived through the loss I have. They’ve never felt the excruciating pain of what it means to have your heart shattered into a million pieces.
They don’t know the guilt I carry.
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother waking up every morning. But if I let go, I let go of them. And their memory is all I have left.
I know I need to move on. I know it’s time to Just Breathe Again…
The problem is I don’t know where to start.
C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.
She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast.
“Still bitter, Ms. Lawyer?” Luke asked, pulling out a chair from our table and sat down.
“I was hoping for some excitement. I’m tired of all the plea deals,” I said.
He’d changed since work because now he wore a faded pair of jeans and a black fitted T-shirt that did everything for his muscled chest. My eyes traveled down to his thighs, which filled out his well-worn jeans. He had spread his legs in that confident sprawl that men used when relaxed. He leaned back and placed his hands behind his head, giving me a long considering look. The position caused his biceps to flex, which I couldn’t help but admire.
“Well, when you’re on the wrong side of the law, the wins are few and far between.” His mouth twitched with amusement.
“Oh, I’m on the wrong side of the law now, am I?” I responded. I was beginning to enjoy these interactions with Luke. I glanced over at Ashley, who mouthed, “What is happening right now?”
My eyes traveled around the room until I saw Jack leaning against the counter by the coffee machine in his department-issued navy-blue shirt, blue cargo pants, and boots. I flushed to find his eyes on mine. I couldn’t get the feel of his hands or lips out of my head. He made no move to grab a donut, so I asked, “Not hungry this morning?”
“Oh, I’m always hungry.” His eyes were steady on mine as he took a sip of coffee.
After the dream I had, I couldn’t help but take that comment literally. “You should eat an apple cider donut before they’re gone.” My heart pounding. I turned to grab a plate to hide my flushed face, but Jack grabbed my hand pulling me back. “Don’t worry about it, I can get it myself,” he said.
The movement knocked me off balance and I fell back onto his hard chest. His arm came around my middle to steady me. “Whoa there,” he whispered into my ear, as his body curled around mine. “I said I could get it myself. You’ve been on your feet all morning. Why don’t you sit down and rest?”
I heard the guys joking around me, but couldn’t follow their conversation. The room seemed to melt away and all I could think about was turning in Jack’s arms and kissing him.
“Samantha?” Jack’s voice caressed my ear again.
“Yeah?” I asked, breathing in the smell of coffee, and leaning my head back a little to look up at him. His eyes crinkled in amusement and his lips tilted up into a smile.
“Are you going to sit down?”
His chest was warm on my back, and my hands instinctively gripped his bare forearms, which wrapped around my waist. I wanted to sink back into him even more, but I reluctantly moved out of his hold, immediately feeling the loss of warmth.
“Why?” My voice softened. In all the time I’d known Logan, he was light-hearted and fun. This was the first real emotion I’d seen from him and I wanted to know more. “Why shouldn’t I work for your dad, Logan?” A current sizzled between us and his eyes darkened.
He leaned down until his mouth was by my ear. “You’re playing with fire.”
The feel of his breath across the shell of my ear made me shiver. I wasn’t sure if he meant because I’d asked about his dad or our sudden proximity. Did he feel the pull between us? Being this close to him, feeling the warmth of his body, I wanted to play with fire. I unconsciously leaned closer to his body and imagined his hand moving higher to my neck, cupping my head as he tilted me the way he wanted—.
“Hey! I hear congratulations are in order. Sawyer said you got the job,” Luke said as I guiltily jumped back from Logan.
Lea Coll is an author, attorney, and stay at home mom. After years of legal writing, she enjoys the freedom that comes with writing fiction. She plots stories while fetching snacks and running back and forth to her kids’ activities.
She currently resides in Maryland with her family.