Author: Taryn Plendl
Release date: June 24, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
-Something left out, not done, or neglected.
Strong and resilient, Payton has always been able to pick up the pieces of her tragic life and move on, but not without hesitance when it came to letting others in. Until recently, she’s done it alone, but now there’s Garrett, and he wants nothing more than to be in her life. She is finally finding it easier to leave the hurt and fear behind her for good.
Harboring secrets of his own, Garrett knows it is best to stay away from Payton, but knowing and doing are two different things, and he just can’t seem to stay away from her.
An unexpected encounter brought Garrett into Payton’s life. Mutual attraction and eventually love has kept him there, but will secrets and lies prove to be too much for them both? What happens when Payton's past comes back to haunt her? Will this tear them apart forever?
I am a wife to my soul-mate, loving mom to two girls who have the amazing ability to make me both laugh hysterically and want to pull my hair out within the same five minutes, and mommy to a fifteen year old rescue dog who is thirteen pounds of pure man!
I'm an autism advocate, dreamer, and Indie Author of Contemporary Romance. I believe in "Happily Ever After", and love living vicariously through my books.
Instead of turning into a pumpkin at midnight, I turn into an author, creating my stories when the house is quiet. I read at least three books a week and know every Disney Junior theme song, and can belt them out with the best of them.
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The park was dark and quiet, but I had traveled this route so many times before that I didn’t think much of it. The grass was still a bit damp from the rain earlier, and the leaves were beginning to fall from their branches. I loved fall. I could honestly say it was my favorite season. There was something about the cool crisp air, the way it cleansed your lungs. The falling leaves, the colors and smells—it just made me want to curl up with a cup of hot cider.
I couldn’t help but smile as I stopped to tie my shoe. The park was usually quiet at this hour, although you would occasionally see a young couple making out or drinking, but all in all, it was relatively uninhabited. I heard rustling close by. It could just be a small animal, maybe a squirrel or even a deer. I whipped around, trying to see anything out of the ordinary in the vast dark space.
“Hello?” There was no answer—nothing unusual, but it still took a second to calm my heart rate. I giggled at the irony of it all. I always thought the “too stupid to live” characters in horror movies were so obnoxious when they’d ask if anyone was there. Seriously, like the killer would pop out and say hello. I shook my head. I was letting my imagination get the best of me.
I stood up, glancing once more over my shoulder before continuing on my way. Without a second to scream, an arm was around my neck, and a hand was over my mouth. I struggled to turn, but the strong arm applied more pressure on my throat, pulling me tighter against the hard chest of my attacker. I couldn’t breathe, much less scream. “I’m sorry. Just give me your money, okay?” The deep voice was the last thing I heard before everything went black.