BOOK TITLE: Crossroads (Finding My Way, book two)
AUTHOR : Megan Keith
GENRE : New Adult Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE : 13 September, 2013
Nick is about to head overseas on an adventure of a lifetime. It’s what he has always wanted, to travel the world, to experience new cultures, see the places he’s dreamed of for so long. He should be over the moon. Instead, he’s been in a slump ever since he lost his friend Em.
Nick is a player, always has been. The first time he ever wanted more from a girl he was shot down. So now he’s left licking his wounds. Emma made her choice and now Nick has to live with it.
Or does he? When he finds out that Emma is single after all, will he fight for her? Will he be able to convince her to give him a chance? And if he does, what will happen when he leaves?
Nick has reached a crossroads in his life - the girl or the dream. Seems like an easy choice when the girl of his dreams is Emma. But what if she doesn’t see things the same way?
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Q: What inspired you to write?
A: My love of a good story. I wanted to read a story the way I wanted it told. I LOVE many books with characters that have tortured souls and tragic back stories. And I LOVE stories of rockstars, tattoed bikers and billionaire alpha males as much as the next girl. But I was getting tired of naive virgins and unexpected pregnancies and I just felt the need to read something about your average everyday woman. I wanted a realistic character that I could relate to and Emma was it. Em is the typical Aussie girl in her twenties with insecurites, an uncertain direction in life and a healthy sexual appetite. I woke up one day twelve months ago with Emma, Seth and Nick in my head, and to me they felt like your average twenty-somethings with a typical upbringing that could tell a relatable story. Plus they wouldn’t leave me alone! My writing evolved from there.
My heart starts to race at the sound of his voice over the loud speaker. Immediately I seek out the location of the booth and spot him as he walks out of it. He looks good. I can’t believe he’s here. I know my eyes are bugging out of my head but I can’t stop staring. Not only is Nick the DJ tonight but there he is, in my direct line of sight with his arms around a girl. And she’s very attractively smiling up at him.
“I’m sorry Em!” Kat yells in my ear. “I swear he was not the DJ listed to play, you saw the posters outside the club too.”
I swipe at my eyes as angry tears form in them. She’s right, we had both checked. There must have been a cancellation or something, it’s the only explanation. I stand still as a statue as I watch Nick put his arm around the girl’s shoulder and they head for the exit.
“Em.” Kat’s pulling on my arm. “Please look at me.”
When I can no longer see Nick, I turn to face her. The look on her face is a mixture of pity and pleading.
“Who’s for another drink?” I ask with false cheer. I don’t wait for a reply from either of the girls as I hastily make my way to the bar. I shove my way to the front, not caring about the toes I’m stepping on or the rudeness of my approach. I don’t care that I am cutting in line. I yell out my order for a shot of tequila. Before I’ve even paid, I have drunk it and ordered another. Kat spins me back to face her.
“I’m sorry Em. I swear I didn’t know.”
I turn away from her. I feel the hot tears about to overflow from my eyes as I hand over my money to the bartender and swallow my second shot. I look Kat square in the eyes.
“I want to go home.”
Why does he have to be so sweet and caring? Why does he have to make this so much harder? I could feel his emotions, feel his love, when he was looking at my drawings. He meant what he said. He thinks I’ve got talent. Hearing Nick say that meant so much more to me than anyone else. I have had positive feedback before, but Nick loving my work means the world to me.
Nick means the world to me.
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