Exception by Patty Maximini
Publication date: November 2nd 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain and abuse was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends she loved. It wasn’t a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before.
When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn’t really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe and definitely content but never truly happy.
When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they’d ever had would forever change their lives.
When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain, when contentment and safety feel like the best options, and when love seems impossible, they may just find an exception.
“You kissed me,” he said, in between chuckles.
Emily groaned and covered her burning face. “Not that. Don’t say things like that. Besides, I didn’t kiss you, I kissed your cheek.”
Taylor couldn’t understand why she was so embarrassed by such an innocent and sweet display of affection, but it was very funny. With a smug chuckle he teased her once more. “Twice—you kissed my cheek twice.”
“I haven’t done that to anyone other than Charlie, Z and J in a very long time, so don’t make fun of me,” she begged from behind her hands.
“Hey, I’m not. I’m just—wowed.” He removed the hands that covered her face and, with a gently finger beneath her chin, he lifted it so she would meet his eyes. “I really liked it, please do it more often,” he requested honestly.
“When you’re done with your story, I might do it again,” she teased with a shy smile.
“I better get on with it then,”
10 Things I Think Every Aspiring Author Should Know!
1- The easiest part of being an author is writing a book.
2- Make as many friends in the writing community as you possibly can. Only authors understand the rollercoaster that publishing a book is, and at one point you’ll need the support.
3- Reviews are only other people’s opinions. Don’t freak out over them.
4- The more you check your reviews on Goodreads the crazier you’ll get. Be careful.
5- You need a good editor. It doesn’t matter if you know grammar like the back of your hand; your book needs a professional set of editing eyes.
6- Look for critique partners whose opinions you respect and trust their feedback. It’s better to hear from them that the scene you thought was awesome really isn’t, than from readers.
7- Read books written by authors you judge to be better than you. They will challenge you to better yourself.
8- Not everyone will like your book, that’s a fact. So be grateful for those that do and don’t get upset by the ones that don’t.
9- It takes time and perseverance to make it. Be patient.
10- It’s only worth it if you have fun, so write for yourself first.
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Words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.
Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.