Publication date: November 30th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Billy is alone, but he’s used to it. After being shot six years ago, the love of his life left him in the hospital, fighting for his life. It left him an empty shell of a man and he no longer wants the responsibility of looking after anyone; he’s barely looking after himself. Alcohol is the only thing he’s interested in. That is until Blake, his old FBI partner shows up unexpectedly.
Heather doesn’t want to be saved. She’s just fine being on her own. She’s fought for the last six years to survive, trying to outrun the mistake that cost her everything. When Billy shows up out of the blue, she’s forced to face the pain that still threatens to rip her apart.
When Billy goes back into the FBI the danger is insurmountable, but he sees no other way. He’s doing it for redemption; redemption for all the damage he’s caused and the monster he’s become. He’s willing to risk his life to avenge Heather, but will it all come crashing down this time, solidifying their end once and for all?
Deleted Scene from Back to Me
There are many deleted scenes from Back To Me, as is with any good book that’s been edited properly. It’s hard to choose just one, but this is probably my favorite. Enjoy!
I waited for the end. Blackness surrounded me, dragging me down into an abyss. My eyes were unable to focus, my surroundings fuzzy. I felt uneasy. Tom had kidnapped me and that was just one of the many reasons he couldn’t be trusted. Turns out he’d been the one all along that had tried to poison me. The same man who’d tried to kill me in the fire. My body trembled; the shock finally wearing off and in its place, immense pain.
My thoughts drifted to Billy and I quickly found myself praying to a God that I no longer believed in. How could I? Look at how my life had turned out. How it was going to end. Tom had brought me here to kill me, of that I had no doubt. I hoped he’d make it as quick and painless as possible, but his words from earlier rang loud in my mind. He would make my death slow and torturous. He wanted me to pay because of my mother and what she’d done to him. I’d heard of the son paying for the sins of the father. I suppose this was the same scenario, except I was taking the place of my mom. She’d been a coward. Killing herself instead of staying to protect me. But hadn’t it been that way all my life? Fending for myself? Everyone I’d ever loved or cared about had left me. Everyone but Billy.
My thoughts drifted to him once again. The way he smelled. The way his fingers felt against my cheek as he brushed the hair from my face. His lips. Oh God, those lips. Soft and sweet, yet somehow taking what they wanted without apology. My knees buckled every time he walked into the room. Just his mere presence had me struggling to breathe. We’d not made love since weeks before I had left him alone, dying in the hospital, but that didn’t matter. The last time we’d been together was burned into my memory and if I concentrated hard enough, I could feel him. I could feel his touch. The calloused hands that perused my naked flesh. The tenderness in which he explored my body and the chills his fingertips left in their wake. My eyelids fluttered in remembrance as my pulse accelerated. After tonight I’d never be with him again. Not the way I’d dreamed about all these years. But wherever I was going, if there was life after this, I knew he’d still be with me. Tom might rob me of my dignity. Of my pride. But he could never take Billy from me, nor the lifetime of memories I had with him. And that was enough for me to get through this. To see it through to the end. It was enough to let go and surrender to the blackness.
Kelly Miles ©
In addition, she is currently working on her third book, BLAKE’S HOPE, set for release in mid-late 2016. All three books are considered a series, but can certainly be read as stand-alone novels as well. TORMENTED is in the works for 2017.
Kelly has two teenage boys who keep her busy. She has been fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom, which has afforded her the opportunity to spend more time with her children, and of course, to write. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to spread the love for her characters, her stories, and invite you into another world. Sometimes the writing is difficult, but she enjoys the creativity that it allows. Her hope is to spread the joy, and yes, sometimes torturing world of her craft.
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