A Graceful Mess by Nacole Stayton
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Cover Designed By: Perfect Pear Creative
Event organized by: Literati Author Services
Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my façade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.
Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.
Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.
“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace
Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.
“If I thought I was in trouble before, I should be locked away now just from the thoughts of having her under me racing through my mind. Her picture doesn’t do her justice, and now here we are, face to face. Dad warned me, and I seriously cannot mess up this case. I’ll try to play it cool tonight, although I want to pull her into my arms, slide off her dress and mark her as mine. I saw Carson looking at her when she came out of the bathroom, and he had the same glimmer in his eye. It makes me want to kick his ass, but on what grounds? It’s not like I can be like, “Back up, bro, she’s mine.” He would call my bluff, and laugh in my face. The reality is she is nothing and everything in the same being. She is Grace, and she is my client’s long lost love child. The thought makes me sick so I drink it away with the Jack.”
–Parker, A Graceful Mess
About the Author
Christian “Nacole” Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family and The Bachelor. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos, iced coffee, and happy endings.
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