Hey guys! Happy Valentine's Day. What's everyone doing? I know, I'm relaxing (well, sort of). I sent out all of the ARCs for For The Love of Ash today. So that's right, people are reading the book RIGHT NOW! I can't wait for the reviews to start rolling in. :) If you still want to get your hands on one, let me know! There's still time.
Now since I don't have too much going on, I wanted to treat all of you to a little present since I love you all. So in honor of the day of love, here is a LONG teaser from Maggie's POV. It's her first date with Luke. And they're so freaking cute I can't take it! Enjoy, and don't forget to vote for the book you're most excited to read in 2015. Poll at the bottom of the post :)
“Is that how you view me? Like your sisters?”
“I think you know that’s not true.” His gray eyes locked on mine as he pulled my hand forward, lacing our fingers together on top of the table. Where his fingers touched mine, pulses of heat vibrated through my body, jolting me. I couldn’t focus on anything but his eyes.
“How do you see me then?”
“You’re beautiful.” He paused and smiled. “And so smart since you’ve done most of our project. You’re loyal, especially to Asher. You’re responsible and committed, maybe even a little overprotective. And you have this fire to you that I find so appealing.” He bent towards the table and kissed my hand like a Prince would.
“Those are just things,” I mumbled as I continued to stare at him.
“Important things.” He chuckled and squeezed my limp hand that had begun to sweat. I pulled it out of his reach and onto my lap, wiping my palm on my jeans. I hoped that he didn’t notice.
“I think we should get started on the project.” I looked down at my bag to hide my heated cheeks. My stomach was lifted. I felt like I had no trouble in the world and then all at once, guilt overtook me.
“Tell me a secret,” he said as he took a sip of his dark coffee.
“We really have to start. We don’t have too long before I have to get Asher.” I made the mistake of looking up, and I caught the hurt expression on Luke’s face.
“You’re right,” he said, recovering fast. He nodded with what seemed like a fake smile on his face.
“I’m sorry. It’s just I can’t, like, move too fast, you know? I’m not used to juggling everything. I don’t want to be a shitty parent to Ash. And then June said that her parents were never around and just freaked me out. And now I’m just rambling…” I shook my hand and dropped it in my hands.
“Hey.” Luke reached forward and pulled my arms onto the table so I couldn’t hide. “I’m not rushing. Friends, first, okay? I can go slow. I just want to know you, Maggie. I swear I have good intentions.”
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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