Romance Promo Central is happy to welcome KL Shandwick to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, Ready for Flynn, Part 1. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.
At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life. Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready? Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?
Ready for Flynn can be purchased from Amazon
K. L. Shandwick lives on the outskirts of London. She started writing after a challenge by a friend when she commented on a book she read. The result of this was “The Everything Trilogy.” Her background has been mainly in the health and social care sector in the U.K. She is still currently a freelance or self- employed professional in this field. Her books tend to focus on the relationships of the main characters. Writing is a form of escapism for her and she is just as excited to find out where her characters take her as she is when she reads another author’s work.
Flynn was leaving Martin’s room. He was naked apart from a white towel slung low around his hips. My jaw dropped at how beautifully sculpted his upper body appeared in the low light that was glowing from the open bedroom door. When he turned his head in my direction, I realized I’d gasped out loud at the sight of him.
“Sorry, Valerie, I didn’t mean to startle you.”
“You didn’t. I mean you did, but …”
I knew I was babbling because what I’d really wanted to say was it wasn’t the unexpected, but more the half-naked unexpectedness of the moment that had torn the breath from my lungs.
He stood silently watching me, and an awkward vibe fell between us that hadn’t been present before. The silence between us made the air feel thicker. I cleared my dry throat, and Flynn checked the tuck in his towel. He began to turn away from me.
“Sorry. I shouldn’t be standing here half dressed like this. Are you going to bed?”
“Yeah. Tired.” I muttered. Tingling feelings in places that I’d never knew I had until that day made my body hum with need. I wanted to wrap my arms around him because I wasn’t tired in the least.
Flynn stood there a moment longer before he nodded slowly.
“Yeah, I’m feeling a little drained right now too. Go to bed, babe. Sweet dreams,” he said, turning away and he started making his way inside the bedroom.
“Thanks,” I blurted out.
He hesitated and turned his head.
“Tonight. The game…you…Colleen—”
“Anytime, babe,” he said, smiling. I knew I shouldn’t have read anything into him calling me babe but at my tender age, I had.
I stood there watching him until he was gone and the door handle clicked. I opened my door and headed inside. Closing it I stood, leaning back heavily against it. I exhaled low and long and couldn’t believe the effect he had on my body. Emotions began to run through me, sad and unfair ones. I’d never known anyone who had been able to capture my heart and tug it as hard as Flynn who I’d known for less than a day.