Monday, July 8, 2013

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "A Love Like This" by Kahlen Aymes

(Book 3, The Remembrance Trilogy)


Settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together.  Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want, their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.

When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process.  In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her life, but her injuries irrevocably change her future forever.

What happens next will push Ryan beyond human endurance, when he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to sacrifice in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.

Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love… worth every single sacrifice…

For there is nothing more sacred than
A Love Like This…

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My left hand was still clutching my phone so tightly that my knuckles turned white. I pushed at the tears on my face with my injured right one. I dialed the hospital HR and told them I was sick. There was no fucking way I could work today. I was so physically and mentally exhausted. I wondered if I’d even be able to drive home. I dragged myself out of the car and bought an energy drink and breakfast burrito, chugging the drink down, hoping it would wake me up. The burrito tasted like ass, but I forced myself to swallow half of it before wrapping the rest up and tossing it on the passenger side floorboard. I started the car, put on a heavy metal station and cranked it.

I’d shoved my phone in my coat pocket, and when it rang, for a moment, my heart leapt in hope it was Julia, until I recognized my mother’s ring tone. Jenna or Aaron must have called them. I put the car back in park and shut off the radio, not sure I wanted to get into it with my mom. I should just get my ass home before I killed myself. Talking would only make me lose it again. I hated feeling so fucking weak. I had less power now than when she didn’t remember me. At least then, I had a choice to tell her or not. And, she was with me and I knew she was safe. I could take care of her then. Now, I couldn’t do a Goddamned thing about any of it.

“Hello?” I cleared my throat and tried to keep it even. I was starting to get jittery from the lack of sleep and the energy drink.

“Honey, it’s Mom.”

“I know. I saw the caller I.D.”

“Are you okay? Jenna and Aaron called and told me you don’t know where Julia is.”

“Yeah, and?”

“Have you heard from her? I hope she’s okay.”

So did I. “I think she left me. Her suitcase is gone. I drove around all night looking for her.”

“Maybe she’ll be at home when you get back, honey.” I could hear the tears in my mother’s voice.

“No. I don’t think so. If she’s left, it’s worse than I thought.”

“I can’t believe that she’d ever leave you, baby. She loves you so much.”

I felt disgust well up and lodge in my throat even as my eyes blurred. It was hard to push the next words out. “Well, sometimes, I guess, love isn’t enough.”

“Oh, Honey. Aaron’s coming down. He’s getting time off from the hospital and should be there by noon.”

“For what? What’s Aaron gonna do, Mom?” I leaned my head against the side window and closed my eyes.

He’s going to be with you, Ryan. You don’t need to be alone right now.”

“Is he going to uproot his life to babysit me if she never comes back? Screw that.”

“Ryan! Stop talking that way.”

I swallowed at the tightness in my throat, but nothing helped. I sucked in air until my lungs hurt, willing myself not to break down. I felt like such a pussy.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s bad. She doesn’t trust me, and even though I’m fucking breaking in two that she left, we don’t have shit if we don’t have trust.” Tears started to seep slowly from my eyes and I sniffed. “I’m so pissed at her! I do everything I can to show her how much she means to me, but if none of it matters, then fuck it! She won’t even answer the phone!”


Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
I'm with you - Avril Levign
From Where You Are - Lifehouse
Broken - Lifehouse
Running Away - Midnight Hour
Cry - Kelly Clarkson
Look After You - The Fray
Mad World - Gary Jules & Micheal Andrews
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney & Wings
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
You are so beautiful - Joe Cocker
Listen to your heart - Roxette
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
I'll Be - Edwin McCain
Is this Love - Whitesnake
I believe in you and me - Whitney Houston
Naked - Celine Dion
Umbrella - Mandy Moore
Be Still - Kelly Clarkson
Far Away - Nickelback - (The Concert Scene, song 1)
Never Gonna Be Alone - Nickelback - (The Concert Scene, song 2)
I'm Not Giving You Up - Gloria Estefan - (From the 4 Seasons Dinner Scene)
Lie - David Cook
I will Remember You - Ryan Cabera - (Trilogy Theme)
Bad Day - Fuel
Down - Jason Walker
Pieces- Red
Answer - Sarah McLachlan
Hello - Evanescence
Beside Me - Jennifer Milan
Covered in Rain - John Mayer
You and Me - Lifehouse
Together Forever - Hannah Pestle
Find Me - Boyce Avenue
Lost - Faith Hill
Two is Better Than One - BoysLikeGirls
Just Like Heaven - Katie Melua
If You Only Knew - Shinedown
Only Hope - Mandy Moore
Answer - Sarah McLachlan - (From the Piano Scene)
Believe Again - Delta Goodman - (From the Couch Scene)
Love Drunk - boyslikegirls

I Will Be Here - Steven Curtis Chapman 
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Thunder - Boys Like Girls
Never Let Go - Bryan Adams
I Miss Us - Kenny Loggins
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
What About Now - Daughtry
Here Without You - Acoustic Cover of 3 Doors Down by Boyce Avenue
Thinking About You - Puddle of Mudd
Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Trying Not To Love You - Nickelback
Sorry - Buckcherry
My Safest Place to Hide - Backstreet Boys
All That I'm Asking For - LifeHouse
Little House - Amanda Seyfried
Try - Pink
Flame - Cheaptrick
Unbreak My Heart - Tony Braxton
It's Not Goodbye - Paula Pausini
Yesterday - Paul McCartney
Just One Last Dance - Sarah Connor
Go There With You - S. C. Chapman

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