Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…
Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her…
There were moments while reading Unbound when tears were actually falling down my cheeks. Not so much tears of sadness, but tears of emotional involvement. Dale is a master at storytelling, drawing the reader into the story with impeccable finesse. Although Unbound in a fast-paced, action romance, I read it slowly. I don’t like good stories to end.
A must read.
— Janet Fedor
Unbound is a love story that will also keep you on the edge of your seat. I was rooting from the beginning for Karina and Brian.
This is a `second chance’ story, and I love second chances – especially when it’s a second chance at love. The romance is great, and the scary part is a bonus. Kudos to Ms. Mayer for writing so well in yet another category!
— E. Ramer
Edition #40 – June 16, 2013
By Dale Mayer
The plan was to meet Mark at a Starbucks just inside Victoria. He was bringing her a city map and easy directions to Susan’s place. She doubted that Brian would be there, but she hoped he would be. She wanted him to see the new and improved Karina.
What she really wanted to do was to walk right up to him and lay a kiss on him that he wouldn’t soon forget. She might not have his sophistication to draw on, but she wasn’t lacking in enthusiasm. The question was—had she changed enough to make such a bold move?
Hours later, she pulled her silver Toyota Matrix into the busy parking lot. She was exhausted. The cats had howled in tandem for the first hour. She’d tried to drown out their screeches by turning up the radio. But her eardrums had pounded back in retaliation. She’d given up and with the help of Tylenol she’d managed to ignore them.
She got out slowly, leisurely stretching her back and rolling her shoulders to loosen up the tension.
Was Mark here already? She was actually just a few minutes later than she’d expected.
She turned and scanned the area.
There was Brian! His car was backing out of a space behind her. His face turned away from her. She walked in front of his car to get his attention and then continued around to his side. His face lit warmed, a light coming into his beautiful eyes.
She’d come so far hoping to see him and here he was, leaving. Tired, she gave into the emotions overwhelming her.
She leaned forward in the car and slipped her hand down his cheek to cup his square jaw firmly, tilting it up towards her. She paused, looking at him closely. This face had driven her crazy for months. It was just as angled and gorgeous as she remembered. The chiseled lips opened to speak. Instantly, she took advantage and lowered her head.
She kissed him. Thoroughly.
She took a step back from the Porsche and smiled coolly down at his astonished face. Now that she was proud of. Not to mention the heat thrumming through her body had left a silly grin on the inside too.
“Hi, Karina.” Brian killed the engine and snapped open the car door, forcing her back a step and off balance. He wasted no time, reaching out with both hands, pulling her into his arms. He pivoted smoothly, pinning her against the side of the car. He slid his thigh between hers, an intimate cage that did crazy things to her insides.
“Now it’s my turn.”
Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Visions series after reaching the Final Four in the Kensington Brava /Romantic Times Contest in 2011.
Tuesdays’ Child was also a Top Pick and nominated Best PNR for 2011. Besides her romantic suspense, and myster/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in several different genres.
To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.
She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and digital formats. To find out more about Dale and her books, visit her online:
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