We Would like to Thank T.R Graves for being our Feature Author!! Left is a book that touches your heart and leaves its imprint!
Your own two feet are all you have when you've been left.
A naive Baylee loves Colt, her boyfriend of four years, more than she ever thought possible. After a little snooping, she's convinced she's well on her way toward hearing an once-in-a-lifetime proposal and starring in the wedding-of-the-year event. Instead, she's blindsided by a very public breakup and the crushing news that Colt is marrying someone else… someone more befitting him and the role his father expects him to take in his law firm.
Baylee may have spent years resenting Ariana, her mother, and her suicide, an intolerable show of weakness in Baylee's opinion, but after Colt leaves her just short of the altar, Baylee sees the world through her mother's eyes. She sympathizes with Ariana's actions and realizes that some things—soul-deep aches—can irreparably damage you and make moving on nearly impossible.
At least that's how she feels until she meets Ryker. With his help, Baylee discovers there is life after Colt, and she prepares to move on by pulling herself up by the bootstraps, holding her head high, and standing on her own two feet. Unfortunately, a new jealous and hateful Colt has his own plans for her, and they are plans no one—especially Baylee—ever saw coming.
5 Heart Touching Stars... OMG this book just has me speechless. The emotions and pain that T.R portrays in this book is beyond real and had me ugly crying!! Baylee is an amazing strong character who goes through a lot in Left but outshines it all and is the definition of a Heroine in my eyes. Baylee has been with Colt for 4 years and she thinks that even though their relationship isnt the greatest hes gonna propose. When her world comes crashing down and he breaks up with her. Then the knight in shinning amour Ryker walks into her life and she is amazed with him as he is with her talk about love at first sight. Though that my sound like the perfect end to a good read there is so much more to this story that I will not go into detail with. This book had me emotionally drained by the end of this read had my heart in pieces but thanking T.R for writing such a touching story!!
Photographer: Teresa Yeh
Beta-Reader & Aspiring Author: Toni Lambardo
With the release of Left, I made a pledge to donate $0.50 of every regular priced book (for the first three months post release) to a Houston area woman's shelter.
T. R. Graves
The author of Warrior, Secret, and Still Standing series—currently available—and Vanishing, Deep Web, and Underwater series—to be released in 2014/2015.
She lives in Texas with her husband, their nineteen-year-old daughter, and nine-year-old son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as an administrator and registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals among her most fulfilling accomplishments.
Guardians of the Cross (Warrior, #2) (featured on NOOK Press Presents)
Website / Blog Link: http://thewarriorseries.blogspot.com/
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Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4699869.T_R_Graves
After taking another quick glance in the mirror, I bent over, flipping my long brown hair forward, messing it up, and slinging it back. One more look in the mirror and I confirmed that I absolutely looked the part of a woman trying to seduce a man. I embraced my role by slipping on my highest heel fuck-me Christian Louboutin's and headed back toward Colt's study.
When I got there, he was looking out the window and talking to his secretary. "Tell him I'm leaving now, Cindy."
Dammit! I took too long.
My face dropped, and I contemplated running back up the stairs before Colt saw me dressed like a high priced call girl. Before I had a chance, he spun around, opening his mouth to yell something to me, and saw me.
Really saw me.
"Holy hell, Baylee! What is this about?"
My heart jumped when I heard how hoarse he was... when I looked up and saw that his eyes had gone black he wanted me with such fervor. I was quickly reminded of our first date, a time before I needed props to get him excited.
With my hands wringing behind my back, I said, "I-I thought you and I could spend a few minutes reminding each other what it used to be like."
I cursed myself for my nerves because they make my voice shake and my hands tremble.
Colt—my Colt—took five steps my way and crushed his lips to mine. A second later he had me pinned against the wall, and he was pulling me into him like he could never get enough... like this was the first time we'd ever kissed. There was not a cell in my body that was not burning for him. I wanted him to touch me, stroke me, and massage me. I wanted it like I've never wanted anything.
Characters (as I envision them):
Baylee Messenger is woman who loves as deeply as she hurts and who is as loyal as she is naive.
Colt Henderson is the man Baylee has given the last four years of her life to only to find that he's not nearly the man she's made him out to be in her heart.
Ryker Russell is enough of a knight in shining armour to step in when he sees a woman in need and stay with her until she finds her way back from despair.