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Blossoms of the Heart by Khardine Gray Book Tour and Giveaway :)
of the Heart
most intense and passionate romance you'll read this year.
do I fall for guys I can’t have?
it’s not guys –plural.
just one guy.
I was 18 he stole my heart.
was the guy I wasn’t supposed to have…
tattooed rebel my mother told to stay away from me.
heart stopped beating that day.
was off- limits to him and he was forbidden to me.
never thought I’d see him again.
stayed away, just like my mother demanded.
fate decided to hand us an all-access card eleven years later.
Leaving it to us to work out the kinks.
got to see what could have happened if we got together.
it became complicated….
passion and heat between us is wild.
hot and consuming.
wants more. So much more…
But I can't give him more…
time it’s not my mother telling me I can’t have him.
… now I have a secret.
secret that could tear us apart.
is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no
cheating, and plenty of steam. ***
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didn’t think I would feel like this seeing him again. I
just assumed time would dull my interest. Or, maybe it was just that
I hoped it would. The
minute I saw Tai that spark of interest and excitement I used to feel
came rushing back to me. It clenched at my stomach and sent my nerves
into a crazy frenzy. Getting
all weak-kneed, hot and bothered about a guy was not in the cards for
me. After all I was here on business.
however, was always the exception to every rule. Maybe
it would have been wiser for me to get settled in first. I
landed at Narita International a few hours ago. Mitsuke picked me up
and took me to Akito’s place. She insisted on going shopping, but I
was too eager to get here and see the journal. Sure,
I’d thought about Tai but I just figured we’d have more of a ‘hey
there and goodbye,’ meet. I
didn’t think Akito would pair him up with me.
never told anyone about our last encounter, and thinking about that
now just felt so childish. It wasn’t as if I slept with him... much
as I wanted to. With
everything that had happened to me over the last few years that time
seemed like it happened in another life. At eighteen, I may have been
a levelheaded young woman who could handle herself, but I was like
every other helpless female who fell prey to his charms and dreamy
never seen anyone that looked like him. Tai
was biracial half Japanese and half white. A deadly combo of beauty
and rugged handsomeness that made you want to stare. His face was all
angles and planes. The kind that would make most women a drooling
had the slightly down-slanted eyes, thick eyebrows and angular face
from his mother. From his father he got the GQ looks, the height and
muscles. I remembered his father being tall and built like a
basically looked too good for his own good and knew how to make you
do whatever he wanted. It was all the more easy for him when what he
wanted you to do was what you wanted. We
had that weird awkward silence as we both stepped out of the meeting
room and started walking down the corridor. “So,
Dr. Phoebe, it’s been awhile.” He cast a sideways glance at me. “Long
time.” I raised my shoulder slightly and tucked my hair behind my
you been?” I
wasn’t really sure how to answer that question. The truth was I
felt like shit, but telling him that would open the door for
questions on why I felt like that. And I doubted he would care to
I guess I could go with the standard answer, as I was excited to be
back in Japan.
It’s good to be here. You, how are you doing? When’d you get back
from the Marines?” “A
little over two years. Spent most of the time being a free spirit.” “Weren’t
you always a free spirit?” I smirked. Maybe
that was a little too blunt for a first meeting in years. It just
seemed weird he would say that. I’d already counted five more
tattoos that I hadn’t seen before. He mostly went for Japanese
characters which looked cool but there was what I thought looked like
a dragon’s wing creeping up the side of his neck, and the tail
looked like it snaked around his arm. He
turned so that he was walking backwards while he faced me. “Was
that a statement or a question?” I
pressed my lips together to keep from smiling. “It’s... whatever
you want it to be.” “Statement.
The way I remember it, you seemed to like me as a free spirit, and
looks like you still like what you see.” God
damn, my stupid body betrayed me and took in the purely sexual look
he gave me as he looked me up and down. Heat flushed my cheeks. We
stopped and he just stared at me. I wasn’t sure what he expected me
to say, but he was looking at me like he wanted some kind of
response. He’d always thrown me with his openness. At
least with Tai there were never any hidden surprises. He was open and
forward, said whatever was on his mind and didn’t care about the
end result. “I
can see you haven’t changed one bit.” Better to say that. “No
not a damn bit, maybe just got better at it.” He shifted his weight
from one leg to the other, drawing my attention to the strong
athletic definition in his legs. Newsflash, I like what I see too.
Dr. Phoebe.” A
slow, easy smile inched across his face as he observed me. It was
that sexy smile I remembered very well, except his boyish looks had
become manlier and sharper. That
smile on him now did things to my body that I’d rather not
no one calls meDr. and please don’t start calling meDr. Phoebe.
Sounds like Dr. Phil or something.” I glossed over the
compliment, or rather his obvious flirting, opting for safer grounds. He
chuckled. “If I had a title like that everyone would have to call
me Dr.” I
rocked back on my heels. “Does everyone call you lieutenant?
Lieutenant Tai?” A
satisfied glint came into his eyes making them gleam as he gazed at
was Dad who gave me more context to how well Tai did as a Marine, and
that he became a lieutenant. He didn’t say much more than that but
it was enough. I
was proud to hear he’d accomplished so much. “They
don’t. Lieutenant doesn’t have the same ring to it as Dr.” “Lieutenant
sounds better” “Doesn’t
sound better.” “You
don’t think so Lieutenant Tai?” “Came
natural to me. Like adventure.” His face brightened. “Adventure.
We used to use that word to explain everything.” Because Dad and
Akito threw it around like it could explain everything indeed.
Everything that meant something. If
one of them had gotten some accomplishment during the course of their
work it was all down to adventure. If one of them had done something
outlandish like seeing how many time they could climb
Mt. Fuji while we were here, it was because adventure made them do
word got us in trouble.” “You
more than me.” I pointed out laughing. When the laughter escaped my
lips it felt so effortless. “Yes,
because of you.” I
grimaced even though I knew that was true. “No ...you didn’t.” His
smile widened. “Great, she doesn’t remember how much my ass got
in trouble for her craziness, and ability to break bones with ease.” I
opened my mouth to protest but couldn’t. He was right again, but I
didn’t want to admit it. He
gave me that penetrative look again. It weakened my insides this time
and got me thinking of the last time I saw him. It
wasn’t a good memory at all, but there were parts to it that I
would always cherish. Did
he think about that too? Was he now? Here
we were talking like we’d just seen each other last year, but that
was so far from the case. So many years had passed by. Too many. “Were
we heading this way?” I asked, swallowing against the lump that
formed in my throat. “Sure
offered a little smile and started walking, but he stayed behind. I
looked back to him and watched him run his gaze down the full length
of y body, lingering for far too long on my ass. I stopped again
surprised at his obvious checking me out. To
add to my surprise he took his time to trace the outline of my
figure, moving back up to take note of the curve of my waist, and
then my breasts. My
cheeks heated from the salacious look he gave me when he returned his
focus to my eyes, and I had to swallow hard to calm myself. The
smile came back and he continued walking. I followed and tried to
keep my focus.
Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her
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