We are excited to bring you the Release Day Launch of Monica Murphy's HER DESTINY! HER DESTINY is a young adult Contemporary Romance and the sequel to HIS REVERIE. Grab your copy today!
You sure Evan doesn’t mind me being here?” “He probably hates that you’re staying the night, but he’ll get over it.” I take a step toward him and pat him on the shoulder, marveling at the solid feel of muscle beneath my palm, beneath the thick fabric of his sweatshirt. Has he gotten taller since the last time I saw him? Broader? He’s so big, standing next to him makes me feel small. “Do you need anything else?” I remove my hand from his shoulder, wishing I could touch him more. “Nah. I’m gonna change, brush my teeth and go to sleep.” He smiles, looking cute, like a little boy and my heart flutters. When he reaches for the hem of his sweatshirt I step away, watch in silent fascination as he pulls the fabric over his head, taking the T-shirt he’s wearing beneath it upward so I catch a glimpse of his flat, perfect stomach, the little trail of dark hair that starts just under his navel. I’m breathless, my skin is tingling and when he tosses the sweatshirt onto the couch, I start to walk backwards. “Okay well, good night.” I need to get away from him before I do something really stupid. Like jump him. “Night, Reverie,” he calls after me as I hurry to my bedroom. Glancing over my shoulder, I find him watching me with that penetrating, thoughtful gaze and I turn away, practically tripping over my feet in the hall. I rush into my room, shutting the door quietly before I slump against it, closing my eyes and pressing my forehead against the rough wood. My feelings for him haven’t stopped. I still want him. I’m still in love with him. So why am I denying myself from being with him? Because I’ve changed and I’m worried he won’t accept me for who I really am? And because my life is so crazy the last thing I need is another complication to muck it all up? Valid reasons, but why would I deprive myself from being with him? He’s the only one who understood me. Who listened to me. Who cared about me. I think he still does. Cracking open my eyes, I push away from the doorway and shut off the light before I crawl into bed. I lay there in the dark, listening to him move about inside the bathroom, which is right next to my bedroom. He finishes brushing his teeth before he exits the room and I swear I can feel him standing on the other side of my closed door, waiting. Listening for any sign of life coming from within. I can’t move. I’m frozen, holding my breath, waiting for him to knock on the door, to turn the knob, anything to show that he wants to see me. I want him to both respect my brother’s wishes and defy them. I want him overcome with need yet cautious. I want…everything. All of him. Disappointment crashes through me when I realize he is definitely obeying Evan’s wishes. He doesn’t sneak into my room, doesn’t attempt to talk to me, nothing. I should be happy. Pleased that he doesn’t want to upset anyone. Instead, I’m sad. Rolling over on my side, I punch the pillow beneath my head and settle in for the night, willing myself to fall asleep. I get to spend pretty much the entire weekend with him. Maybe we can work it out then since we’ll have plenty of time. But for now I’ll have to settle for Nick visiting me… Only in my dreams.
About HER DESTINY:
I knew from the moment I first saw him he was the one. The only boy I could ever want. The only boy I could ever love. They say he’s bad for me. But I know he’s not. Until the day he rejects me. And breaks my heart. Everything changes in the blink of an eye. My entire life as I’ve known it is…gone. Secrets are revealed. Promises once made are irrevocably broken. There’s no way my family can get back to what we once were. So when Nicholas Fairfield walks back into my life like he never left it, I’m furious. Thrilled. Irritated. Excited. Despite my confusion, I want to be with him. I love him. But danger lurks where we least expect it. Someone will do whatever it takes to tear us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them. Because Nick Fairfield? He’s mine.
I really enjoyed this story,maybe even more than His Reverie. Her Destiny is filled with young love, uncertainty, unanswered questions, suspense, coming of age issues, family issues, and self identity. Two unlikely teens find each other and first love in one summer. But that love that has a ripple affect of consequences that follows them into the fall bring confusion, heartache, and danger to an already complicated situation.
Her Destiny picks up where His Reverie ended. Reverie's family was forced to leave their summer house while Nick is being held for 48 hrs as a suspect in Krista's death. By the time he is released Reverie has gone back to school and Nick isn't quit sure how to find her. After Reverie's parents are accused for stealing from the ministry and their assets are frozen,she moves in with Evan while finishing her senior year of school. But she is no longer miss innocent goody two-shoes,no she's a rebellious party girl trying to forget all her family issues and especially trying to forget Nick after he broke her heart by abandoning her like everyone else. She feels unloved and unwanted. But something's gotta give,she can't keep this act up, it just isn't her. As she's trying to put her life back together,restore friendships,bring up her grades,and apply for college there isn't much more she can deal with,until Nick comes looking for her. Now she must decide to give him another chance or push him away for good. In the mist of all this she is pulled into the very thing Nick tried to keep her out of, the investigation of Krista's death. Reverie is the only alibi Nick has and can remove him from the suspect list if she is brave enough to give her statement. Krista's killer is nowhere near being found and the police are looking in all the wrong places. But the killer will stop at nothing to make sure Nick and Reverie never make it to happily ever after,if they even have a chance at that happening in the first place.
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About Monica Murphy: I write books. I have the best job ever. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Published with Avon and Bantam. Mom and wife. Native Californian. For more information, please visit my website at http://monicamurphyauthor.com or sign up for my newsletter (copy and paste the link into your browser): http://bit.ly/IW5U0y I'm also known as USA Today bestseller romance author Karen Erickson (http://karenerickson.com).