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A Portrait for Toni

by Annette Lyon

Toni has no idea what she’d do without her best friend, Carter. Who else would she be able to vent to about her parents, her job at the dance studio, or her latest relationship woes? When Toni’s father lands in the hospital, Carter, as always, is there for her.

That is, until he starts questioning Toni, saying he thinks she has an eating disorder. Then she starts dating Clint, the hot new guy at the studio, and somehow that puts a deeper wedge between her and Carter. When she’s hospitalized after an on-stage collapse, and Carter stupidly starts in with advice about food and weight, she sends him away—then instantly regrets it.

One night after a performance, Toni tries to mend the hurt between them. She goes to visit Carter at work, in his art classroom at the high school. She doesn’t see him there, and instead, she stumbles onto proof that he has feelings for her that go way beyond those of a friend. Toni is left with the very real prospect of losing Carter forever, unless somehow she can return his feelings—but that’s impossible.

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Grunting with frustration, Carter tossed the pieces of the useless paintbrush into the garbage can under the counter and left the other two by the sink. He grabbed a rag and wiped remaining paint thinner off his hands as he strode over to his phone, where there was indeed a message waiting for him. Then with trepidation, he sat at his desk to listen to the message. He tossed the rag aside and picked up his phone.

“Hey, it’s me. I’m in a bind and hope you can help me out. It’s the dance studio’s annual Valentine’s Day party, and my date bailed on me. Thing is, if I don’t bring a date, Allen will never let me hear the end of it. Party starts at eight thirty. I’d really appreciate it if you’d be my plus one. Call me back as soon as you get this, ’kay? Love ya.” With a click, the message ended.

Love ya. He heard that often. What he wanted to hear was I love you, Carter. I’m in love with you. Or something remotely in the ballpark.

His phone was silent, but he kept it against his ear, eyes closed, as he pressed the fingers of his other hand against his eyes.
He should tell her no, because at this rate, she’d start thinking that he was always the easy fallback. She needed to realize that he had a life outside of her. That…

Who was he kidding? He’d known the second he heard her ring that he’d do whatever she needed. He pulled the phone away from his ear and stared at it, willing it to send a text with the right words. Something. Anything.

 

 

Wow!! What a book!!! Annette Lyon has done it again! This was a phenomenal book loaded with emotions and introspection. The main character deals with an eating disorder and the mental challenges that go along with it in a beautiful, respectful, and thought-provoking way. It got me thinking about a lot of different things and even brought to me to tears – I felt like I was experiencing the story along with the characters. –Emily Fawcett, Amazon review

This book has it all. Friendship, romance, angst, confusion, laughing, crying, relationships, realizations. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a fantastic read without all the XXX/erotica. Fabulous real story. –Melissa, Amazon review

 

 

 

 

 

Author Annette Lyon

Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 5-time Best of State medalist for novels and short stories in Utah, and a Whitney Award winner. She’s had success as a professional editor and in newspaper, magazine, and technical writing, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She’s a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English and is the author of over a dozen books, including the Whitney Award-winning Band of Sisters, a chocolate cookbook, and a grammar guide. She is a regular contributor to and the former editor of the Timeless Romance Anthology series. She has received five publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill, and she’s one of the four coauthors of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Annette is represented by Heather Karpas at ICM Partners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving the Book Christmas Blitz Day 10 – An Unexpected Proposal @AnnetteLyon

 An Unexpected Proposal

by Annette Lyon

 

While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings.

AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, WINTER COLLECTION:

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Annette Lyon is the Whitney Award-winner author of Band of Sisters and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State Medal for fiction, twice for novels and a third time for her novellas. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for her first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, Paige. She’s published more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, several nonfiction books, and over 120 magazine articles, and she has a cum laude BA in English from BYU. When she’s not writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.

Q and A with the Author:

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

This novella was my first attempt at writing short fiction. I’d long believed that I could never write anything shorter than a novel—I just couldn’t. But then I tried. It wasn’t easy, but it worked, and I liked the final result. And then I continued writing them—I’ve since written well over a dozen novellas. That was the biggest thing I learned from An Unexpected Proposal—that I can exercise and use writing muscles I didn’t know I had!

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

Thanks to my ADD, staying focused is always a challenge. Ironically, when my children were little and I had only short snatches of time to write, I was remarkably productive. I used those snatches efficiently. Turns out I can’t focus for hours and hours at a time. I need to take breaks—and not fall down the shiny Internet rabbit hole. My newest weapon to defeat distraction is a tread desk setup I rigged on our treadmill. Movement helps me focus, and on the tread desk, I set up my laptop on the shelf, walk at about 1.6 miles per hour, and suddenly I can work for two or three hours, no problem.

 
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This—her first real kiss—was a moment she would treasure and remember all her life, but she also knew that James wasn’t for her, and that the romantic moment had happened purely out of the intense emotions they had both experienced immediately prior. That, and the bewitching moonlight.

 

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