Author S.R. Grey is stopping by the blog today to share some quotes (and her thoughts about them) from her newest novel I Stand Before You. After she’s piqued your interest (and you’ve added the book to your Goodreads shelf!), enter the giveaway for a chance to win an ecopy of the novel or a $50 Amazon Giftcard. If you don’t see the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post, try refreshing your screen or just click this link.
S.R. Grey is the author of Harbour Falls and Willow Point, first and second novels in A Harbour Falls Mystery series. She is also the author of I Stand Before You, first novel in the Judge Me Not series (New Adult/Contemporary Romance).
Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College, as well as an MBA from Duquesne University.
She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third installment in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014.
Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.
“Kay is a sandcastle on the beach, and I’m a fucking hurricane. I’d not only wash her away, I’d fucking destroy her.”
Chase not feeling like he’s good enough for Kay. Breaks my heart.
“For Chase, I accept dares, I’m learning to take chances. He makes me feel unafraid.”
I love that Kay is learning to live again, thanks to Chase’s influence.
“I decide this day with Chase Gartner–my friend, my maybe-possibility–is the best one yet.”
Kay starts to feel so much more than lust and friendship right here. Or, as Chase would say, right fucking here.
“As we held tightly to one another, like two lost ships on a sea of confusion, I breathed in the guy I’ve grown to care for so very much.”
I just love this quote. Kay and Chase anchor each other.
“As I stand before you, judge me not.”
Well, this is what it’s all about, right?
When it comes to tattooed bad boys, Chase Gartner is the real deal. Partying, engaging in meaningless sex, getting into fights—Chase indulges in it all during his late teen years, thus firmly solidifying his status as a heartbreakingly gorgeous but way-too-dangerous-to-trust guy in his hometown of Harmony Creek, Ohio. Then, following one fateful night of reckless decisions, Chase’s actions finally catch up to him and land him in prison.
Now, four years have passed and Chase finds himself a free man. He returns to Harmony Creek, ready to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding his shattered life.
Things are off to a promising start when he meets Kay Stanton, a young woman with a tragic past of her own. Despite a powerful attraction, Chase and Kay are naturally hesitant to become involved. That’s why friendship feels like the safest option. But when passions ignite and love blossoms, a relationship that is destined and meant to be can only be resisted for so long. When Chase and Kay finally succumb to their feelings they realize being together feels more right and true than anything they have ever experienced.
But their love is soon tested. Chase’s wild past still haunts and tempts him, and Kay is keeping a secret that could tear them apart.
I Stand Before You is a journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it’s a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I liked getting these little glimpses of the characters in the story. And do I detect there might be a little swooning involved?
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