Not To Us: A Love Story

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If you get a second chance, do you take a different path? 

Ellie's perfect world unravels. 

A best friend's betrayal ends her marriage. 

An alarming diagnosis threatens her life. 

Yet. 

It all leads to Michael... 
But, fate soon tests their perfect union. 
And, begs the question: If you get a second chance, do you take a different path? 

"There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, irrevocably; it’s the endings that we’re unprepared for. My life has become a roller coaster ride mixed with equal amounts of pure joy and exposed fear; and, sometimes, this unfathomable incredulity. This arrives in spurts, like adrenalin or injected heroin; well, how I imagine injected heroin would feel. That’s when I consider that change—change, its inevitability—is coming. And, I can’t stop it." 

Not To Us is an insightful look into one woman’s personal journey in discovering the only way to keep her one and only wish is to trust the ones that count, beginning with herself. 

Key Words: Epic love story, Starting Over, Infidelity cheating romance, Grief and loss, Surviving loss, Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction Romance, New York and Paris and Seattle, Bestseller romance 

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About the author

"The Truth About Air & Water, Book 2" is now AVAILABLE. Readers say READ "This Much Is True, Book 1" FIRST. Both are standalones, but that's what readers say to do.

If you never want to miss a new release of Katherine Owen's, SIGN UP for her new novel releases email list at www.katherineowenwrites.com

With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama in her writing, and essentially toy around with the unintentional complications of love and relationships (in her fiction). She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising 'series') beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water

Note: The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally. Look for Tell Me Something True in 2015.

About Owen's fiction...This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a "non-word" she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warn readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, "do what you must, Princess."

Katherine Owen is always writing or thinking about writing. She lives in an old house near Seattle with her family where she is working on her next book, like always, while her family wishes she would clean and cook more often. Cinderella, she is not; and she constantly reminds them of this.

Visit her website at www.katherineowen.net for novel updates and more about the day-to-day machinations of a writer's life and because her website in her words "is awesomely stunning." OR connect with her on...www.facebook.com/KatherineOwenAuthor or twitter @KatherineOwen01 or catch her on Tumblr... http://katherineowen.tumblr.com/

If you want to be among the first to know about Owen's next novel release, sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/KOnewsletter or visit www.katherineowenauthor.com.

Katherine Owen | Writer of the dark, angsty love stuff

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Publisher
The Writing Works Group
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Published on
Apr 30, 2011
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Pages
324
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ISBN
9780983570714
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything. 

Tally Landon is just trying to escape her tragic story and graduate from high school so she can pursue her ballet career in New York. She doesn't count on meeting Lincoln Presley, Stanford's baseball wonder, nor on this chance meeting with him affecting her at all. Adding him to a long list of one-night stands is the plan. Lying to him about her age and name is her standard method of operandi. She doesn't count on being found out, on seeing him again, or falling in love. 

Lincoln Presley's life is all mapped out for him. There is only baseball. With Major League Baseball circling their favorite prospect with a lucrative offer, he cannot afford to mess up. And, he doesn't; until he meets up with the girl he saved from the burning wreckage on the 101 on Valentine's Day months before. By the time he learns her real name and of all the lies she's told, he's in far too deep to ever really let her go. 

Fate has a different set of plans and when fame and lies tear them apart, one truth remains. 

"...You want this book, trust me." Kimberly Faye Reads Blog 

"It's raw and real. There are no rainbows or unicorns. There is only life and sometimes life is ugly." Judging Books By Their Covers 

"This is a book that needs to be experienced fully. What I can tell you is to prepare yourself for one gutwrenching, emotional, devastating, tear filled and painful read." Dirty Girl Romance 

"This book was filled with mixed signals, missed opportunities, and power struggles as each player of this game called love fought to win the ultimate prize...This book was a stellar read." Roxy's Reviews 

"If you are looking for a book with raw emotion, loss, love and the power of hope, then this is the book for you! A 5 star read!" Old Victorian Quill 


Author's Note: A coming of age story? Could be. A powerful love story? Most definitely. An unforgettable read? Most likely. Intended for mature audiences in age 17+? Absolutely. 

This best selling new adult contemporary romance novel will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride and is the first book (which should really be two books) in the Truth In Lies series, but it can be read as a standalone. It is 432 pages long in 12-point type so carve out some time. 


UPDATE!! The second book in the Truth In Lies series, The Truth About Air & Water), is NOW AVAILABLE. 

To learn of Owen's newest novel releases, sign up for her newsletter at her website: www.katherineowen.net or visit www.katherineowenwrites.com 

 Tell Me Something True is the third book in the Truth In Lies series and cannot be read as a standalone. Please read This Much Is True and The Truth About Air & Water, books 1 and 2 in the Truth In Lies Series, first.


TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE

The star ballerina finally marries the major league baseball player and the truth about Linc and Tally—his being her air and she being his water—becomes clear after the couple finally realize that their love is all that matters. 

But that was the first day. The day they said, “I do." The day the demons seemed to leave them alone, at least, for a little while. 

Nevertheless, there were other days, when all the lies of the past and their ways of coping with their fears caught up to them. 

And, this is that story. 

If you believe in fairy tales and happy endings, 

and you want to stop right here and bask in the wonderment and joy of it all, please do. 

If you want to know the rest of our story, 

you need to take a deep breath

and tell yourself that everything will be okay,

that everything works out,

and life happens,

and in the end 

love is all you need. 

Someone has to tell you these things, 

just like someone had to tell me.

All I know is that the truth never dies, 

and it does set you free, whether you want it to or not. 

And in the end? All you have is love.

Love is all there is.

  ~ Talia Landon Presley


Author’s note: Tell Me Something True CANNOT be read as a standalone novel. There are two books in the Truth In Lies Series before this one. Those books are: This Much Is True, Book 1 - Truth In Lies  and The Truth About Air & Water, Book 2 - Truth In Lies. 


READ those two novels first and then read this one.

  

Truth In Lies Series Order:

This Much Is True

The Truth About Air & Water

Tell Me Something True



Something for you! Are you a fan of Katherine Owen’s books or would you like to be? To hear first about Owen’s latest new releases, sign up for her newsletter and get a free ebook of Seeing Julia for doing so. Keep up to date on Owen's novel release dates and other news, sign up for her newsletter http://eepurl.com/benyOD  or stop by her websites: www.katherineowen.net or www.katherineowenauthor.com 

Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

Like all of Hawthorne's novels, "The Scarlet Letter" has but a slender plot and but few characters with an influence on the development of the story. Its great dramatic force depends entirely on the mental states of the actors and their relations to one another, —relations of conscience, — relations between wronged and wrongers. Its great burden is the weight of unacknowledged sin as seen in the remorse and cowardice and suffering of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale. Contrasted with his concealed agony is the constant confession, conveyed by the letter, which is forced upon Hester, and has a double effect, — a healthful one, working beneficently, and making her helpful and benevolent, tolerant and thoughtful ; and an unhealthful one, which by the great emphasis placed on her transgression, the keeping her forever under its ban and isolating her from her fellows, prepares her to break away from the long repression and lapse again into sin when she plans her flight. Roger Chillingworth is an embodiment of subtle and refined revenge. The most striking situation is perhaps "The Minister's Vigil," in chapter xii. The book, though corresponding in its tone and burden to some of the shorter stories, had a more startling and dramatic character, and a strangeness, which at once took hold of a larger public than any of those had attracted. Though imperfectly comprehended, and even misunderstood in some quarters, it was seen to have a new and unique quality; and Hawthorne's reputation became national.
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