Thursday, February 20, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: Better by Carey Heywood

Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye.

Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refuse. The only catch, he won't be traveling alone this time.

Unable to hide from each other Adam's overprotective nature thwarts Aubrey's desire to find her own way. Can they move past initial assumptions to find something better?

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“Did you lose someone?"

I didn’t know Adam followed us. He’s leaning on the doorway. His gray

eyes lock on mine.

I nod and look at the pair of angel wings reflected in the mirror.

He takes the bandage from Shelly and delicately smoothes it back onto my

shoulder. "I could have taken you."

I shake my head. "I was angry at you." I press the front of my tank top to my

chest as I slip my arm back through the strap. Adam holds the strap away from my

shoulder so it doesn’t push against my bandage.

Shelly looks back and forth between us before excusing herself. I turn

around to face him. He picks up my hand and sets my phone in it.

"What'd my dad say?"

He looks up at the ceiling. "It appears I have been a bit overly protective."

I touch his arm, and he looks down at me. "I just don’t want to feel


When he nods, I drop my hand.

"I saw him kiss you.”

I gulp and take a step back, bumping into the sink.
“Do you like him?" He steps closer to me.

I lick my lips and watch his gray eyes flick to them. "I don’t even know


"But you let him kiss you."

I can feel his breath on my cheek. I blink. "I did."

"Did you like it?" He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear.

I feel all of the tiny hairs on my earlobe stand straight up as the pad of his

fingertip grazes it. My whole body is buzzing. "I don’t know."

His mouth twitches. "Why don’t you know, Aubrey?"

I break our gaze. "I can't remember it."

He lifts his hand to my chin, tilting my face back to look at his. The pad of

his thumb brushes across my lower lip. "Must not have been much of a kiss."

I'm frozen. I have no response.

I watch the tip of his tongue grace the edge of his bottom lip. My lips part

when he drops his hand. "You should always be able to remember a kiss," he says before walking out of the bathroom.”

Excerpt From: “Better By Carey Heywood”

Carey Heywood Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.

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