Saturday, December 21, 2013

Living Again



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Book
title:
Living Again

Author: L.L. Collins
Synopsis:
Kayley Carson thought she had it all...married to the love
of her life, a great job, and a baby on the way. Then one day, her life changes
forever when she loses her husband in a tragic accident. No longer sure how to
navigate life after her enormous loss, Kayley clings to her newborn baby, her
family, and her friends to keep herself
living.

When she meets someone that challenges her belief that
she's better off alone, she has to decide if she is capable of letting him in
after swearing she was never going to love anyone the same way
again.

She's not the only one
with a painful past. He is struggling with trust issues after a previous
relationship went horribly wrong. After a terrible misunderstanding brings out
both of their insecurities, will the painful memories of the past keep them
both from living again?





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Excerpt:
Kayley took a deep
breath and pushed open the door, not ready for what she was about to see but
needing to see with her own eyes that her Alex was not there, not coming back.
She pushed the door shut behind her, not allowing her eyes to travel the room
to find him. She could see the bed out of the corner of her eye and knew he was
there, but she wasn’t ready to look. She leaned against the door, breathing
heavily. What was she thinking? She couldn’t see him like
this. 

Just
like that, she felt him. She felt Alex near her, and her knees almost buckled.
She couldn’t explain why she felt that way, could never tell anyone why she
thought he was there, but she felt his presence like she felt her own. He was
part of her soul; maybe that is why she thought she could feel him here, in
this room. She slid down the door and sat on the floor, her chin resting on her
knees. She now could see the end of the bed and Alex’s feet sticking up under
the covers. She stared at them for what seemed like an eternity, trying to get
the courage to stand up and see him for the last
time. 

Finally,
she slowly got up off of the floor. Still averting her eyes, she headed towards
the bed that held the love of her life. Her breath came in shallow spurts as
she tried to will herself to look at him. Her peripheral vision told her that
he was laying there with his arms to his sides and the blanket pulled up to his
broad chest. Kayley closed her eyes and stepped closer to the bed, reaching her
hands out to grip the railing of the bed so she didn’t run into it. When her
hands made contact with the cold metal rails, she sucked her breath in. Open
your eyes, she willed herself. Kayley knew that opening them and looking at
Alex was a life altering moment. She would never again be the same. She cracked
her eyes open, his face coming into view. She willed herself to open her eyes
the rest of the way, and when she finally did, she locked her eyes on Alex’s
handsome face. He looked- perfect. Peaceful. There was bruising and scrapes on
his face, neck, and collarbone, and his head was wrapped in gauze from his
surgery, but it was him. Alex. He was laying here just like he was sleeping.
His full lips were red, his dark eyelashes fanned across his cheeks. She
scanned his broad shoulders and muscular chest and stomach, covered by the
blanket but she knew his body like her own. She reached her hand out and
touched his hand, briefly, then pulled back, shocked. How could he feel like
her Alex, but not be there anymore? She stared at his left hand where the
imprint was there of his wedding band, but the jewelry itself wasn’t there anymore.
A sob escaped her lips as she realized why- they wouldn’t leave a wedding ring
on someone who wasn’t alive
anymore. 

Kayley’s body shook as her eyes travelled back to Alex’s
beautiful face, the face that she had loved for so long now, she could hardly
remember a time in her life without him. That face had kissed her so many times,
smiled at her, loved her. She reached her hand out again and caressed his face,
his lips, his eyes, his beautiful cheekbones. She leaned her face over him and
she swore she could still smell the aftershave that he wore and she loved so
much. Tears dripped from her eyes onto his face. She wiped them gently away.
She leaned down and kissed his lips one more time. They felt just like him,
just like home. Her body shuddered as she rested her forehead on his for one
last time.


“Alex,” she whispered.
“Why, Alex? Why did they take you away from me? It’s not fair, Alex. It’s not
fair! You just look like you are sleeping. Wake up, Alex! Wake
up!”
Dream
Cast:

Kayley-- Kate Bosworth
Ben- Luke Guldan



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Playlist:









Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up




Jason Mraz- Lucky




Hunter Hayes- Wanted




Hunter Hayes- Cry With You




Florida Georgia Line- Stay




Maroon 5- Sad




Phillip Phillips- Gone, Gone, Gone




Labrinth- Beneath Your Beautiful




Brad Paisley- Then




Blake Shelton- God Gave Me You




Blake Shelton- Mine Would Be You




Kelly Clarkson- Standing In Front of You




Tim McGraw- My Little Girl




Tim McGraw/ Faith Hill- It’s Your Love




Faith Hill- There You’ll Be




Rascal Flatts- What Hurts the Most




Rascal Flatts- Bless the Broken Road




Justin Timberlake- Mirror




Heartland- I Loved Her First




Lady Antebellum- Need You Now




Lady Antebellum- Ready to Love Again




Lady Antebellum- As You Turn Away




Dave Matthews Band- You and Me




Celine Dion- Alone




David Guetta & Usher- Without You




Daughtry- Start of Something Good




Adele- One and Only




Garden State- Let Go




Jason Derulo- Marry Me






Chantel Kreviazuk- Feels Like Home



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