PAST CHOICES DO NOT DETERMINE THE FUTURE…
A broken heart. A yearning soul. A choice to make.
A SALON OWNER WHO’S FORGOTTEN HER DREAMS…
Kym Zhang feels stuck. Her parents abruptly moved, leaving her to balance running a nail salon and helping her best friend heal after a near-fatal car accident. The day-to-day grind is getting tedious until a mechanic sparks her interest.
A MECHANIC WHO’S STUCK IN THE PAST…
Zach Cohen’s been all over the world building cars for movie stunt scenes. When his mentor asks for help, the Hollywood film mechanic can’t refuse. Besides, he needs a quiet place to rest, and time to get over the woman who demolished his heart.
When the cute salon owner asks him to jump her—actually her car—he figures Kym to be the perfect solution to defuse the volatile situation with his ex. However, he underestimates Kym, and how much she can make him forget old hurts in favor of new love. A slow sizzle burns between Zach and Kym until Hollywood calls him back, forcing them to make choices between their obligations and what they truly want out of life.
SPURNED is a steamy romance novella (23K words, 85+ pages) featuring a wounded woman and a man who fulfills a dream. If you like heartfelt characters, deep topics with emotionally powerful cores, and happy endings, then you’ll crave Lyz Kelley’s tales of strength, love, and survival.
Award-winning, contemporary romance author Lyz Kelley lives in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. Lyz writes about brave women who have faced extraordinary challenges, and the honorable men who have an enormous capacity to love, even if they may not know it.
A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.
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Why would readers enjoy this book?
My Elkridge series is a puzzle. The series is a set of small-town love stories that will launch throughout 2017. SPURNED is the second book in the series, and it is the story of Kym—a beloved secondary character in BLINDED.
Series Synopsis: Small Town Series
Who murdered Sheriff Sam? And, more importantly, why?
Someone in the sleepy little town of Elkridge, Colorado has a sinister secret.
SPURNED: Frequently Asked Questions: (FAQ)
Why did you choose a Hollywood mechanic for Zach’s profession?
My best friend since college has worked in feature films, most recently she worked on Fast and Furious 6. Hearing about the behind-the-scenes challenges, and seeing special footage of the car chase scene was fun. During those weeks of shooting, my friend got to know many of the guys working on the cars. While a Hollywood mechanic sounds sexy, most of the guys worked around the clock to modify cars ahead of the filming schedule. They are well aware that things can and do go wrong. Cars get crashed or dented or the on-board camera angle needs to be changed. It’s a hard job, but never more rewarding when a chase scene sequence runs perfectly.
What’s up with Kym and her sister?
Kym has always been the more serious and responsible sibling, as demonstrated when she stays behind to help Mara recover from her near-fatal car accident. When Kym’s family essentially abandons her by moving away from Elkridge, she is determined to make her life work. Since the age of 19, Kym’s essentially taken care of herself, with little to no support, and resents her older sister who has always depended on others to bail her out.
What happened between Kym and Brad Clairemont?
Brad has small-town syndrome. Like his sister, Rachelle, they are big fish in a small pond, and have an entitled attitude. According to the small town standard, their dad is wealthy and connected. The siblings have been raised to believe they are untouchable. Take an arrogant male, and pair him with a stubborn woman, and you get a combustible relationship. Unfortunately, Brad is no gentleman; he uses his fists to communicate and get his way.
Tara's 4**** Review
It's very rare to meet another person that you are so compatible with....that is so understanding of the cards you've been dealt in life, and is so willing to stand by your side no matter what.
"Curly fries. Simplicity made her happy. Life couldn't get any more straightforward than that. He could use a helping of simple, but plain vanilla just didn't happen. Not for him."
Being hurt and abandoned are not two things easily forgotten. When Kym is left to fend for herself, she is beaten down in an abusive relationship. Once she is able to free herself, Kym builds a wall so tall, that no one is able to get in.
Zach has lead a similar life where it's better to run than to be stepped on and left for dead. Coming back to help an old friend, Zach must wrestle with some demons from the past, all the while allowing new dreams to take form. Can Kym and Zach lean on one another, and look ahead?
"Zach pulled her to him and devoured her lips, nipping and sucking, trying to drag her essence into his. Contained in that single kiss was the realization that Kym would be the only woman scratching any future itches."
Spurned is my second book from Lyz Kelley and it won't be my last. Lyz's writing is so strong, yet soft and delicate. She focuses on the real topics in life, all the while helping us fall in love with each character she creates. With great MC's and a great story to go along with them, Spurned was a book I couldn't put down until I was finished!!!
Other Books in The Series
Blinded - Buy Link: http://geni.us/LyzKelleyBLINDEDbnw