Thursday, October 3, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway: Just One Reason by Kirsten DeMuzio

Just one more day until Friday, my bookish friends! To help you through the day, let me introduce Kirsten DeMuzio and Just One Reason.

As teenagers, Lindsay and Grady found a love together that few people are lucky enough to ever experience.

When Lindsay Ross decided to visit her aunt for the summer in a small lake town in New York, she didn’t expect anything other than an escape from her demanding parents. She certainly didn’t expect Grady Hawke. At the end of the summer, Lindsay and Grady made plans for their future and vowed to be together forever. Back in New York City, events beyond her control forced Lindsay to turn her back on Grady and their love.

Grady has spent the last five years trying to forget the one girl who broke his heart. But when Lindsay arrives back in town unannounced, will Grady get to know the woman she has become and find out the real reason she left him all those years ago? Or will he push her away for good?

Sound like a read that you'd like to try out? To entice you further, here's one heck of an excerpt! I have to admit, after I read this I wanted to read Just One Reason even more! Enjoy, and don't forget to add Kirsten DeMuzio's book to your reading list!


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Five years ago…

“Put the damn phone down, Grady, and get back to work,” my dad grumbled at me from under the boat. How the hell can he see what I’m doing? Maybe because I’ve been staring at my phone for the last three days, willing it to ring or beep with a text or e-mail.

Three days. Three fucking days! Since I met Lindsay in June, we haven’t gone more than three hours without communicating in some way, let alone three days. Something is not right. I was about to jump on my bike and drive across the state and show up on her front porch, or front door, or whatever the hell you call the outside of a penthouse in Manhattan. Then my phone beeped.

Stepping into my dad’s office for privacy, I dragged my thumb across the screen and smiled like an idiot when I saw an e-mail from Lindsay. Then I read the e-mail.


We are over. Please stop calling me.


I swear my heart stopped beating for at least a minute. It’s a fucking miracle I didn't drop dead right there. It would have saved a lot of damage and a hell of a lot of pain.

My phone was the first thing to go, crushed beneath the heel of my boot. Next went the desk and everything on it, upended with a roar of rage I barely recognized as coming from me. My dad and Josh rushed in at that point, but they weren't able to keep me from repeatedly slamming my fist into the wall, destroying the drywall and ripping my knuckles apart. I barely registered the pain above the blood rushing in my ears and the tightness in my chest.


I am an author of new adult and contemporary romance novels.  My husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio with our two young daughters and happy golden retriever.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I can be found doing one of my other favorite activities - writing, reading and napping.
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