Welcome to the blog tour for NEXT AUGUST, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Next August, by Kelly Moore. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.
About the Book
Title: NEXT AUGUST
Series: Next August #1
Author: Kelly Moore
Release Date: September 8, 2016
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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August Rylan has more money than he knows what to do with, and more secrets than anyone man can keep. He’s a public figure— a billionaire business genius and eligible bachelor—with no personal life, and he likes it that way. Tragedy has followed August throughout his life, and by the time he meets Nashville Jacoby, the secrets he’s harboring aren’t just sad, they’re dangerous.
Nashville is a nurse from the Deep South—the consummate country girl. She works hard, takes care of her family, and dreams of a simple life. She’s drawn to August, despite his refusal to open up to her, his intimidating fortune, and his controlling tendencies. He’s not only mesmerized by her physical beauty, he’s enthralled by her kind heart and sassy honesty. Their intense sexual chemistry surprises them both, and soon they’re locked in a passionate love affair. When August’s secrets finally catch up with him, however, their relationship isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Someone from the past wants revenge on August and isn’t afraid to destroy the one thing August’s money can’t buy—the woman he loves..
“August.” It’s Stella. “I’ve been standing in the door calling you.”
Her use of my first name surprises me, but I’m too tired to tease her about it. “I’m sorry. I was lost in thought.”
“This package just arrived for you.” She hands it to me and sits down beside me.
It’s a plain shipping envelope addressed to me. The return address says: N. Jacoby. My heart skips a beat.
“Aren’t you going to open it?” Stella asks.
I lay it on the bed beside me. “Not right now.”
“But it’s from Nash. It must be important.”
“Okay. You’re right.” I open it. It’s a journal. The one Nash left beside my dad for all those weeks. There’s a note on it, in Nash’s bubbly handwriting.
I took this with me when I left for a reminder. I didn’t realize what treasures it held until I flipped through the pages. I hope this in some way helps you to heal and that it helps you decide what’s next, August.
Stella stands to leave. “I will let you read it alone.” She kisses the top of my head.
I flip through the first couple of pages and they are empty, but something catches my eye. It’s Nash’s handwriting again.
I thought the journal was empty. Go to the middle of the book.
I open it to the middle and I see shaky handwriting.
I know that you hate me for the things I have done to you. I can only tell you how sorry that I am and hope that one day you can forgive me. I could not stand to see the hate in your eyes for me. I do not blame you. I loved your mother with everything in me. When I lost her, I felt myself die and I blamed you. I was wrong. I love you, son. Thank you for all that you have done for me, including cleaning up my mistakes. If I could do things again, I would do them much differently. I am so proud of the man you have become. The best thing you have done is allow Nash into your life. She loves you like your mother loved me. Don’t ever take that for granted, son. Keep her heart close and she will heal yours. I love you. Please find forgiveness.
I stare at the book for a few minutes, as if it might start talking to me in my father’s voice. Then I stand and let it drop to the floor. Because of my pride and selfishness, I’ve lost them both.
About the Author
Kelly Moore was raised in Mt. Dora, Florida, a true southern girl with a sarcastic wit. Gypsy traveling nurse by day and romantic author by night. Loves all things romantic with a little spice and humor. Loves two characters who overcomes their pasts to fall in love and have a happy ending. Wife, mother, grandmother and dog lover. Travels the US in a fifth wheel making memories and making friends.
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