Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Released Feb. 7th, 2014
After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.
Forced to return to his hometown while on parole, Jordan soon learns that this small town hasn’t changed since he was sent away. He is the local pariah, shunned by everyone, including his own parents. But their hatred of him doesn’t even come close to the loathing he feels every time he looks in the mirror.
Working odd jobs for the preacher lady, Jordan bides his time before he can leave this backwards town. But can time or distance erase the pain of living?
Torrey Delaney is new in town, and certainly doesn’t behave in a way the locals believe a preacher’s daughter should. Her reputation for casual hook-ups and meaningless sex quickly spreads. And that’s on top of her budding friendship with the hardened ex-con handyman—the good Reverend is less than thrilled with her estranged daughter’s path.
As friendship forms, can two damaged people who are afraid to love take their relationship to the next level? Can Torrey live with Jordan’s demons, and can Jordan break through Torrey’s walls? With the disapproval of a small town weighing heavily on them, they struggle to find their place in the world. Can they battle the odds, or will their world be viciously shattered?
Is love a life sentence?
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“God, I’m so hungry! You’d better dig in, cowboy, or I’ll eat everything in sight!”
He nodded, but still looked distracted. So I threw a chicken wing at him, which he caught easily, bringing him back to the present.
He took a large bite.
“This is real good, Torrey,” he said, continuing to gnaw hungrily at the meat.
“I know. I’m the perfect woman: I can cook and I drive a cool car.”
“You are,” he said, quietly. “You’re perfect.”
His mood was serious as I looked over at him in surprise.
“Um, thanks. I was joking actually. I’m a complete bitch most of the time and have gazillions of annoying habits.”
“I wasn’t jokin’,” he said, holding my gaze. “I’m just so fuckin’ grateful that you’re here.” He took a deep breath. “And I really want to kiss you right now.”
I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn’t think I could write a sex scene.
Turns out I can!
My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.
My husband doesn’t read my books. My mother does.
Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I’ve finished writing their books. That’s why you’ll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, because those voices just won’t be quiet.
Readers can find bonus chapters for several of my books on my website www.janeharveyberrick.com
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Thanks for hosting a tour stop Ryan! I reviewed this today, I think this might be one you'd like!ReplyDelete
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I'd probably date someone who'd been in prison for eight years.. Imagine the stories they would tell..ReplyDelete
Jordan certainly has some stories! jxReplyDelete
I would probably date someone who had been in prison for 8 years.ReplyDelete
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