Amber L. Johnson
Release Date: February 12 , 2015Published by The Writers Coffee ShopGenre: FICTION / Romance / General / Contemporary / EroticaISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-371-3
Emily Portman loves her job. A writer for Breakout! Magazine, she shadows and showcases up-and-coming bands. When her next assignment takes her to Austin, Texas, she can’t wait to add the city to her map of places she’s visited. Places she’s left without looking back. Her plan is to keep moving on, and the last thing she needs is a man holding her back. She’s not going down that road again.
Tyler Macy is stuck in a rut. Despite his exceptional talent as a musician, he has chosen to take a backseat with his music and let others grab the limelight. Wounded and mistrustful, he doesn’t appreciate his friends’ efforts to bring him back to center stage. Emily comes onto the scene and sees his full potential, but he fights to stay in the shadows, shutting her out before she can add to the scars another woman gave him.
For Tyler to find his music again, he needs to accept the help that Emily and their friends offer. When he discovers that his muse lies underneath Emily’s skin, it is still not enough to keep her from walking away. Neither will admit what they really want until it is too late.
Emily is once again thrown in Tyler’s path when she is assigned to join them on tour. Despite the pain in his past, Tyler sees that she is worth it, even if she’s stolen both his heart and peace of mind. In order for them to be together, they both must discover whether the music and their passion are enough to overcome the obstacles that separate them.
Maybe finding love is worth the risk.
Walking toward him is like trudging through the deepest mud, but I hold my head high, my hands in my pockets and strides long. When I'm less than a foot away, his head turns toward me without lifting his chin, and he looks up from under his brows. The white smoke from his cigarette causes his eyes to nearly close before he pulls it from his lips and exhales upward into the air.
I'm struck by how incredibly handsome he is in black wool and new jeans. I want to know if his skin feels hot under his clothes and if his back feels the same when I scratch fingernails across his spine. My fists clench in my coat pockets at the thought. This is going to be so much harder than I'd been prepared for.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
A true child of music, Amber's parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people's lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing.
A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.
~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~
Guest PostDo you have a special passion for music? How did you originally find a love for music, did it start at a young age?
Yes! Absolutely. My parents always had music playing. They say that I was a fussy baby for a bit so they would put me in their big papasan chair, shove those massive 80’s padded headphones on my head, and crank up music to drown out everything else and I would fall asleep that way.
Growing up in a conservative family - pretty sheltered from all things secular - I listened to a lot of ‘oldies’ music. This started my obsession with buying tracks off soundtracks like My Girl and The Big Chill. Even though I was born in 1980, older music was what I loved the most.
By the time I got into middle school and high school, I became just enamored with current music - like Pearl Jam and Garbage just GOT ME and my teenage angst. Weezer was the soundtrack of my hormonal uprising. I am obsessed with movie soundtracks, too. Empire Records used to blare through my house on a daily basis. It was quite a turn from the Amy Grant and DC Talk I was ‘allowed’ to listen to.
I always wanted to learnt to play the piano but sang instead.So, I was that soloist at church and the drama girl who dreamed of the day she’d get a solo in the spring musical (PS- dreams come true, sometimes). This accounts for my love of musicals, as well. I never did learn to play an instrument, but I married a musician and he and I bond over our love of music and introducing new things to our son so he can be as well rounded as we are in the future.
Be sure to look for her other book!
Praise for Maybe"The characters are fun, likable, and well done. It's such a feel good story with a wonderful romance. Honestly, if you want a good, easy read with a cast of characters that will make you laugh and cry, and a romance that will sweep you off your feet then give this book a read. You won't regret it. " - Jennifer