Release Date: August 30th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed: Mae I Design and Photography
Cover Reveal Hosted by: Devoured Words
Being alive and living are not always the same.
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories of the one person she misses everyday. Too late she finds herself caught in a storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she's determined to fight them off.
Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to attend one of the finest Med schools in the country and follow in his dad's foot steps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she is unwilling to share, but he's never given up on something he wants and he wants Tru.
Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax's reach?
After tragedy living is not easy, but with the right person it can be learned.
My name is Robin Cole and I live in Grand Bay Al. I was born at an army base in La and my dad told the doctor to shove me back in and pull him out a boy. He already had two girls and didn't want another. Of coarse he says he was dead serious and mom started her hysterics, but settled he with me. So instead of Robert Jr. I became Robin and at 3 months old moved to Germany with my parents and two older sisters. We moved back to the states and settled in Mobile Al when I was 5. I have always been wild and willing to try anything once so my dad nicknamed me animal because I was always getting dirty or beating up my sisters and i guess I was the son he wanted. Well until I discovered BOYS. my first boyfriend was in kindergarten and he was the last until I discovered my hair was naturally curly and not naturally nappy in 6th grade.
After that things just got crazy. I always hung out with my older sisters and their friends and not my own.
Well, needless to say at 16 I became pregnant. I was still in high school, single, and scared. My family was there for me the whole time, and my dad was excited because I was having a boy. However, my son died a few hours after birth from unknown birth defects. I won't get into the story too much because it's just beginning. 9 months after his death I'm suffering from depression because my sister became pregnant right after I lost my son. I think watching her do everything I couldn't do caused me to jump into a marriage early. I wanted a family and he had a four year old daughter so I became pregnant again my senior year of high school and tried to make the family I desperately wanted. This was not to be though, because my daughter was born with similar birth defects as my son and she past away as well.
As you can imagine the depression really set in then and the only way out was through my faith in God. I was to the point of looking at life like dolls to buy just so I would have something to hold.
I prayed and knew I was meant to be a mom. and 2 years later we had Bethani. She had similar defects as the others, but by a miracle she survived. She has endured 6 surgeries and was born with no eyes. When she was three we finally received the answer we have been wanting. Bethani was born with Matthew Wood Syndrome and it seems to live in my DNA. And to top it off she was the first known survivor. We go to genetics for updates once a year but no change has occurred. We recently found out she is autistic too, so you can imagine she is a handful. But she's my handful and I would never change it.
My first marriage didn't last of course. We just didn't see eye to eye after the 3rd year but divorced 2 years after that. I'm remarried to a wonderful man and we've been together for 5 years now. Don't think less of me, lol, but I met him when he was seventeen and I was 26. I know it sounds horrible, but we fit and he loves Bethani and she loves him. He is supporting and takes care of us and I love him.
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