by KG Fletcher
Her heart searched for a melody. Will the love song she finally hears be loud enough to drown out the screaming memories of her past?
Back-up singer Casey lived the old anthem, “work hard, play harder.” When she meets handsome sub-drummer, Sam Wildner on a gig, their attraction is immediate. The two musicians forge ahead in a dizzy rhythm of passion and music, both impressed by each other’s harmonious abilities. When Sam learns of Casey’s family trauma involving her sister’s abusive ex-boyfriend, he commits to being there for her and her young niece who is caught in the middle.
The melody of their love song rings loudly in Casey’s ears as she and Sam navigate the precarious fast lane of jealousy, murder and rock ‘n roll.
He hoisted her over his shoulder and carried her into the bathroom, kicking open the shower door. He set her on the tiled floor and turned the water on full blast, startling her.
“Wha…what are you doing?” she screamed. The water completely doused her making her rigid from the sudden deluge. Sam quickly threw his shoes to the side and peeled off his shirt, getting into the stall with her. He held her as she flailed, not letting her get away. “Look at me Casey,” he yelled. She turned her head away, struggling to get out of his grip. “I said, look at me dammit!” He grabbed her by the chin forcing her to look in his eyes, water cascading down their heads. Her tense body became limp as she relented and started to cry.
“I shouldn’t have left you,” he said gently, pushing her soaking wet hair away from her beautiful face. “I’m never going to do that again. Do you hear me? I love you Casey, and I’m never going to leave you.”
She sobbed in his arms and clung to him nodding her head. She mumbled “I’m sorry” over and over into his ear. The water continued to rain down on them as he kissed her forehead and cheeks countless times. She looked into his face, water droplets clinging to her lashes and told him she loved him. He pressed his forehead against hers. “I love you too, darlin’.”
KG Fletcher is the author of the romantic suspense novel, Love Song released in April, 2017 and Unexpected released in December, 2016. She is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – a Tribute to Elton John.” (www.almosteltonjohn.com)
KG lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and their three gorgeous sons. She is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet & spicy love” to help promote her romance novels.