Author: Jen Frederick
Genre: New Adult Romance
ebook, 280 pages
Published January 18th 2014 by Pear Tree LLC
Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind. He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment. So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines.
Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regrets—that she didn’t move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn’t taken many chances in life. Now, she’s met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?
THIS WAS ONLY TEMPORARY, I reminded myself, as Samantha so sweetly kissed me back. I'm only here for a short time I reminded myself but as I felt her tongue stroke the side of my tongue, as she nipped her teeth against my lip, I wanted to just drown in the sensation. Her scent filled my head and the air around us shrank until all I knew was her small body sitting so close to mine. I moved my hand from her shoulder to cup her neck and angled her face for deeper penetration. I licked every inch inside of her mouth until the taste of her was all that I knew on my tongue.
And all that time I stared in to her green eyes and not once did she look like she was anywhere but right here with me. I saw my reflection there. Her heartbeat was made wild by my kisses.
And temporary was the farthest thing from my mind.
1. What books have inspired you most as an author?
I love to read But I can't pinpoint one book that has inspired me as an author. There are so many wonderful romance books that make me yearn to be a better author. Meljean Brook writes the most amazing romances filled with real issues and smoldering sensuality. Lisa Kleypas' contemporaries feature the type of heroes I love to write. I love the spareness of Nora Roberts' writing and her ability to convey normal characters with such interest.
2. Do you relate to your main character at all?
We can all relate to characters being vulnerable and not wanting to be hurt. Those are the basis of most of my stories. Falling in love is, as Sam's mother says, one of the greatest risks of all.
3. Do you have an current projects going on?
I'm currently finishing up Last Breath, the second in my collaboration with Jessica Clare. I'm working on an adult contemporary duology that does not have a name yet. I've got the next Woodlands book, Unrequited, which is Finn's story.
4. When writing a book how do you choose the title? Can you explain the process?
I really want the title to convey some kind of meaning in the story. So for me Unraveled was the perfect title because Sam is a knitter and both characters have certain ideas about the future and when they meet, those plans unravel. Like a ball of yarn.
Sometimes the right title occurs to me immediately and other times I really struggle with it.
5. Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?
I want to thank each and every reader who has taken the time to read my books, because I understand that there are thousands, maybe millions, of choices out there. That anyone has taken the time to sit down and read a story that I've written is truly incredible. So I just want to thank everyone.
About The Author
Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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