Settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together. Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want. Their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.
When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process. In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her life, but her injuries irrevocably change her future forever.
What happens next will push Ryan beyond human endurance, when he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to sacrifice in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.
Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love, worth every single sacrifice…
For there is nothing more sacred than… A Love Like This…
I held the colored chalk between my thumb and index finger and used my ring finger of the same hand to carefully blend, blowing the excess dust off as I went. I concentrated hard on each feature individually, but when I finally lay the colors aside, I was able to look at it as a whole. The baby was breathtakingly beautiful, and my heart literally stopped as I wiped my stained fingers on a towel.
My heart filled with overwhelming love and longing for the baby yet to be conceived; remembering Ryan’s words about his little soul waiting for us in heaven. Wow. I prayed I could give him a baby as beautiful as the one I’d created on paper. Excitement raced through me in anticipation of Ryan’s reaction when he opened it. I imagined a Christmas as magical as the first
one we spent in Estes Park when he’d given me the ‘I Love You Because…’ poem. My intent was to hang it, right beside this portrait in the nursery. It seemed fitting, and I was certain Ryan would agree.
By the time I was ready for bed, the picture was framed and matted. Since I only had two gifts for him this year, I made sure this one was beautifully wrapped with gold foil paper and red gossamer ribbons.
Turning a small circle in the middle of the apartment, I looked for a place to hide it so Ryan wouldn’t find it. Under the tree were the gifts the families had sent, along with the pair of shoes I bought Ryan, but this package would be recognizable as a framed picture, so it wanted to keep it out of site until the very last minute. A big smile slid across my mouth. I couldn’t wait to give
this to him.
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Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater. But the love of her life is writing! Represented by Elizabeth Winick-Rubinstein of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency, the first two books in her series; The Remembrance Trilogy are available now. Come and experience Ryan and Julia's mad, mad love.