Book Two in the Intentional Series
by MK Harkins
Cade, the gorgeous song man, has every reason to steer clear of commitment and train his soulful eyes, killer dimples, and sexy voice on every beauty swaying to his band. So why is it that he finds himself truly, deeply and unintentionally, fixed on the one woman who is not so easily swept away?
The sequel to Intentional, the debut romantic novel by MK Harkins, Unintentional is the heart-racing new work that follows the tangled thread of Cade in the aftermath of his heartbreak in losing the one woman he thought was his soul mate. After taking a hiatus from his job as an engineer, as well as his role in the band as lead singer, Cade reemerges in the Seattle music scene. Enter Laurel, the tenacious and determined music agent. Laurel is determined to sign him, no matter how clearly reluctant he is. Though they try to resist one another romantically, the magnetism is as immediate as it is powerful.
Unintentional offers readers an intricate, riveting story about the fraught paces of love, while also offering strains of heartwarming humor. With rich detail, authentic characters, and plenty of blood-pumping romance, Unintentional is a moving and multilayered look at how love can slip through our fingers, only to be pulled back again at the most surprising, stirring moments.
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I close my eyes, trying to shut out the words. A dull, yet painful ache starts creeping up my spine, radiating out to every cell in my body. As the minutes tick by, the feelings become more intense.
If Jeremy didn’t cheat on Mattie, I know, without a doubt, she’ll be returning to him. Jeremy will have Mattie back. My stomach roils as I contemplate that bastard having her. It’s irrational, I know, but I’ve despised that guy from the get go.
My breath catches in my throat as a stream of unwanted emotions rush through me.
Loss. Agony. Dread. Sadness.
I want to leave, but I just can’t. My body feels like lead as I stroke her hair, catching her tears as they fall. She knows how I feel. I know she loves me, but she has a history with Jeremy. She loves him more. I’ve known this all along.
Damn, I’m so stupid. But could I really help it? As I gaze at her, probably for the last time, I know I don’t have a chance. I love everything about her, her smile, her laugh, her beauty – but not just the exterior beauty. It’s the person she is.
Hell, I probably fell in love with her the first weekend we met at the cabin in Verlot.
I need to get away. I can’t be next to her like this. It’s too painful.
I get up, but I still can’t leave the room, so I move to the window. I stare at the Seattle skyline for what seems like hours. I’m rooted to the floor, unable to leave. I know, when I go, that’s it. Mattie, or the dream of Mattie, will be gone forever.
Where do ideas come from?
I base a lot of my books on life experience – but certainly not all of my ideas come from real life encounters (My husband keeps asking me “Who is Cade – really, who is HE?”) Haha. It was a huge surprise to me when I sat down February 3rd, 2013 and put my hands on the keyboard. I had been struggling, trying to find a book to read on my Kindle. I found out later there’s actually a term for what I was experiencing, “A Book Hangover”. I had just finished one of Colleen Hoover’s books, and everything else paled in comparison. I stared at the wall for a few hours, read a few chapters from about ten books and gave up. Finally, I thought to myself “If I can’t find anything to read, I’ll just write something.” My first book, Intentional, flowed out at record speed. I found myself consumed, writing, thinking, plotting and planning. For my second book, Unintentional, it was slower, more methodical, harder. The ideas came the same though. It’s a bit strange to me, but my writing could be compared to a water faucet. When I’m out living my life, I don’t think about the book I’m writing. As soon as I place my hands on the keyboard, everything opens up – story line, plot, dialogue – everything. It makes me a bit nervous because I never know if there will be a next book!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
MK Harkins is the author of the romantic novel Intentional. An avid reader, she began writing fiction when she ran out of reading selections on her Kindle. Her new novel, Unintentional, is a sequel to her first work and is based on the life of the character Cade. A business owner, Harkins spends her free time traveling, watching movies, reading voraciously, in addition to creating her own fiction. The author currently lives in Mercer Island, Washington.
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