Description: When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain and abuse was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends she loved. It wasn’t a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before.
When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn’t really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe and definitely content but never truly happy.
When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they’d ever had would forever change their lives.
When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain, when contentment and safety feel like the best options, and when love seems impossible, they may just find an exception.
Emily felt a hand running down the length of her long hair, from root to tips. Taylor’s fingers were firm and careful. He repeated the movement a few times, his fingers grazing the naked skin of her neck and upper back every time. His fingers were warm against her chilly skin, sending little shockwaves through her.
“Is this okay, or should I stop?” Her only response was a small nod and a pleased moan, which gave him the green light to continue. “Are you mad at me for not telling you what’s on my mind?” Once again her only response was a small nod. He took a deep breath and, when he spoke again, he inputted as much honesty in his words as he could. “If knowing it is important to you, I’ll tell you.”
“Not having secrets is important to me; you know that.” Her tone was very matter of fact.
“Fair enough.” His hands kept working through her hair and skin as he took another deep breath and moved his body just a few inches closer to hers. “I thought about how this weekend was probably the best I’ve ever had, then I thought of how beautiful you are and how lucky I am to get to spend the night in this bed with you. Then I thought about other things.”
Patty’s Top 5 Male Characters in Fiction
1- Noah Calhoun (The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks)
2- Lucas Maxfield (Easy by Tammara Webber)
3- Augustus Walters (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
4- Alex Payne (The Kali Lockton Series by JL Durfey)
5- Ryan Christensen (Love Unscripted by Tina Reber)
Book & Author Details
Exception by Patty Maximini
Publication date: November 2nd 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Author Bio: Words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.
Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.