Excerpts + Giveaways of Paradise Taken & Saving Us (Sequel to Paradise Taken) – C M Hutton

Posted: April 22, 2014 in excerpt, giveaway, romance
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Based on true events.

Four lives, intertwined by friendship and business, whose true story was more devastating

than fiction.

Rob and Kaye were thrilled to be moving to the island of St. John with dear friends, Jake

and Claire. The men were going into business together and relocating with their families to

the beautiful tropical paradise. It was a dream come true for the longtime friends.

But, when feelings are revealed and temptation takes control, one friendship turns from

lust to love and no one can walk away unscathed.

And, one person’s ultimate decision leaves everyone lost and devastated.

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Excerpt

Rob was sitting near Jake and Claire and motioned for me to join him on the lounger. I put my

finger up indicating I needed a minute as I still had to see the caterers out. Rob winked at me

and smiled, reminding me of Jake’s odd response earlier in the evening. I smiled back as I tried

to ignore my thoughts.

Eventually, I made my way over to my husband and crawled into the chair with him. Jake’s eyes

never left me, but Rob didn’t notice. It should have been unnerving, but it wasn’t. I snuggled

deep beside my man, laid my head on his muscular chest, and wrapped my arms around his

waist. He was my home.

I felt Rob stirring and realized I’d fallen asleep in his arms in the lounger. He was still chatting

with Jake about work stuff, and I started to get up, but he pulled me back down and held me in

“Don’t leave. We were thinking of going for a night swim.” Rob grinned. I knew what that

meant. He loved to swim naked with me, but I certainly wasn’t going to do that with Jake and

Claire here. He chuckled at my raised eyebrows because he knew I was about to protest, so he

whispered, “With suits this time.”

saving

 Our love affair wasn’t what everyone wanted it to be. It was raw and full of absolute joy

and unbelievable pain.  My love for another woman had consumed me for years and now that Kaye was mine, I wasn’t ever letting her go. I knew the consequences of our affair would be devastating to our families, but I was too selfish to walk away.

My beautiful Kaye was having my baby and we were determined to get our happily ever

after….until one day, one event, one conversation threatened it all.

“I had to know what went wrong. My stomach was sick with grief and I didn’t know what to

do next or even how to help Kaye.  I needed to get to her.  It didn’t matter what Rob or Claire thought. No one could stop me from going. I knew she needed me. I could feel it deep in my soul.” – Jake

Excerpt

The pain in Kaye’s eyes was almost too much for me to bear. I knew she loved me and wanted

to be with me, but having Rob and the kids standing there when we drove up was painful for her.

I wanted to force her back into my car and drive away. I knew that would never happen. She loved her kids too much, and she still cared a great deal about Rob.

I was certain their kids knew nothing about the baby being mine. It appeared that the affair wasn’t a big surprise, but apparently, the paternity was a secret. That didn’t matter to me—not at that moment.

Reluctantly, I got in my rental and drove away from the love of my life and my baby. I needed to give Kaye some time with Rob and her kids. I hated it, but I didn’t really see a choice.  As I drove back to our hotel, I thought about how things could have been all these years had I just told Kaye about my feelings while we were in college. I didn’t regret my life with Claire, and I certainly didn’t regret my children, but they’d never fully had my heart. It belonged to someone else and the life I’d missed out on.

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About the Author

paradise

I’m a wife, a mom of three, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a teacher. Now, I can

add writer to my list! I’ve always wanted to write and finally found inspiration and support

to do it.

I live near Austin, Texas with my family and love to read and travel. Put me on a beach

with a good book and the world just disappears around me.

Paradise Taken was my first novel and is a highly emotional book based on true events. Its

sequel (Saving Us) is due out February 2014.

Loving Her was the second book I wrote after needing a little time off from Paradise Taken.

It is a story close to my heart.

I love that you are willing to take a chance on a new writer and promise to keep striving to

put out great books!

If you don’t like my books, that’s okay. Just please be gentle on my fragile ego. 😉

I’d love to chat with you, so look me up on any of my social pages.

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