20 February 2015

The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings on Friday ~ The Picture

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From The Picture by Stephanie Taylor
I paid good money to get into the after-party with the band. In fact, I spent pretty much my life savings just for the off chance I might get to speak with him. But the second I walked in, I realized my mistake. I didn't belong here among the half-dressed women with their fumbling footsteps and slurred speech.
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"No...Sophie," he said softly, standing up and walking over to me.
"You're beautiful. I just see you more as..."
Disappointed, I supplied, "A band nerd?"
He threw his head back and barked a laugh. "I don't know about your school, but there were some good looking band nerds at mine!"
"Whatever." I looked away. I hated feeling so inadequate. I found myself wondering exactly what kind of man I would be good enough for. I didn't like the answer my brain gave me.
No one.
 
Blurb:
Sophie lives her life as a hospice nurse running from her past and over-compensating for her sins. She wants nothing more than to help others the way someone once helped her. But she never expected to get so attached to one of her patients. Nicholas is suddenly looking for more meaning in his life than money, fast women and flashing lights. Life as a rocker has left him empty. Only Emily filled the gaping hole in his heart and with her death, his soul is broken into pieces. When two lives collide, Sophie and Nicholas know they'll never be the same. Together, they try to figure out a message Emily has left behind. Can they succeed before the realities of life tear them apart?
 
 

22 comments:

sherry fundin said...

Sounds like a nice love story. Enjoy. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Katherine P said...

This sounds like a poignant story. I can imagine you'd be up against some challenges with getting involved with a patient like this. Thanks for sharing!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am intrigued by the excerpt and the blurb....thanks for sharing and enjoy.

Here's mine: “THE DAY WE MET”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a romance I'd enjoy reading. I like the band nerd's connection to the rock star. That makes sense!
My Friday post features CHRISTMAS CRACKER.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

This sounds like it could be a good read.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting. I love the cover.

ENJOY!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

fredamans said...

Sounds like Sophie could use some confidence. I hope she finds it in the book!
Happy weekend!

Laura Thomas said...

It sounds like he can help with her lack of confidence and she can help with his apathy. A good match, I'm thinking:)
My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/20/the-friday-56-53-the-unseen/

Nikki E. said...

We called them band geeks.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Sherry. I love the writing style of this story :-) I hope to do the rounds over the w.end.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Katherine, I hope to do the rounds over the w.end.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

I agree Laurel-Rain :-). I will be doing the rounds over the w.end.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Sandy :-) I'll be doing my rounds over the w.end.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

Stephanie Taylor is a good writer Linda, :-) Thanks for coming by.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

I agree, Elizabeth, it's a great cover. I'll be doing my rounds over the w.end. :-)

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks fredamans, I do too.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by Laura, I think so too.

The Picture.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Nikki, thanks for coming by.

The Picture.

Nicci said...

Sounds like my kind of story. I love rock stars/band romances

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sherry,

I am not certain that 'The Picture' is my cup of tea, although I found the synopsis quite alluring, as I have had quite a lot to do with hospices over the years.

I would certainly never have spent good money just hoping for the chance to speak to a rock star, who is after all only doing a job he is paid to do and being paid very well probably! I'm not a fan of celebrity at all, I'm afraid!

There is something quite attractive about the cover art, however on its own, not enough to make me want to read the book.

Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy :)

Yvonne.

You stopped by Fiction Books earlier today, where you left a comment about my featured book this week, 'If Only' by Norma Budden. I have penned a reply to your observations about the book's opening lines and suffice to say, thet any error was entirely my fault and nothing to do with the author. I apologise unreservedly to both of you :)

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Nicci. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on The Picture, Yvonne.

And thank you too, for your reply to my comment on your blog. I agree, it's too easy to do and for that reason I do tend to copy/paste because I know my fingers trip up all too easily!! lol.

Perhaps it's the phase of the moon, but I came across several more 'typos' in other blogs, but kept quiet after this first one. :-)
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.