Title: A Beautiful Purpose (Beautiful #6)
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: October 20, 2014
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him.
From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed.
But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose?
Can two wounded souls become one?
*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone*
I bent forward, intentionally invading her personal space. I wanted to see her reaction to my proximity, to see her affected the way she always had a certain prowess to do to me.
Audrey’s breath caught, and her lips parted slightly. Nevertheless, she stayed rooted in place, and it encouraged me to speak my innermost thoughts.
“You’re my mission, Audrey,” I breathed inches from her face.
The cool wind from the ride blew against me, and the movement made her scent fill my nose as her hair lifted from the breeze.
“I want to know everything about you—what makes you laugh and what makes you smile, how to avoid the sadness I occasionally see glimpses of in those stunning eyes of yours. I want to make sure there’s never sorrow there again.’’ My voice was complete with solemnity and earnestness. “And when we get on this Ferris wheel”—I glanced at the ride and then back at her—“if the damn thing ever stops, I’m going to kiss you again and feel your soft lips on mine. It’s all I’ve thought about for the last five days.”
Top Ten Favorite Books That Inspired Me
1. Fifty Shades of Gray – E.L. James
2. Crossfire Series – Sylvia Day
3. Twilight – Stephanie Myer
4. The Blackstone Affair – Raine Miller
5. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
6. With Me In Seattle – Kristen Proby
7. The Sullivan Series – Bella Andre
8. Delirium Trilogy – Lauren Oliver
9. Divergent Series – Veronica Roth
10. This Man Confessed – Jodi Ellen Malpus
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…
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