Exclusive Excerpt from Tuning the Guitarist
by JS Bright
I turned to find Timothy standing close. His gaze met mine, and I wondered if he too thought the doctor and his man were way too cute. A wave of possessiveness washed over me and the urge to claim Timothy as mine hit hard. But he wasn’t mine, and I had no rights to him.
After work, we dropped the packages at the postal center. Timothy had unwrapped the roast I’d picked up last night and had it sitting in a seasoned broth in the refrigerator. I didn’t know if it would make it better or not, but I trusted him to get it right. After I dropped Timothy at the house, I ran out to do more errands. By the time I made it back, the kitchen smelled glorious.
“The food will be amazing.”
“I hope so,” Timothy said. “I’m already hungry for it.”
“How long do we have?”
Timothy checked the timer. “A little over an hour.”
I took Timothy’s hand and kissed the palm. A shiver skated down Timothy’s body and he sucked in a breath.
“I have a bottle of wine and the weather is nice. How about we sit outside and enjoy the evening and talk?”
Timothy’s cheeks turned pink as he nodded. He didn’t speak much, which might be because of how he’d grown up. If only he could relax more around me, but he’d been through so much. I’d learned over the years that part of helping people to relax was accepting myself. Timothy may not need therapy but talking to someone may help him feel better about his past and about himself.
Timothy carried the wine and the glasses while I grabbed blankets on the way out the door, thinking the wind might get cold the longer we sat outside. We settled in the chairs with Timothy beside me.
Because of my hand, I couldn’t open the wine with a regular corkscrew, so I had a contraption that allowed me to pierce the cork with a needle and then pour the wine without removing the cork. Timothy sat up and watched as I used the device to insert the needle.
“That’s amazing,” Timothy said.
“It is, I’m happy somebody developed this so I can enjoy wine. I threw a fit after the accident. Someone had given me a bottle of wine and I freaked out because I couldn’t even get drunk without asking for help. I hated everything about myself. It was a low time.”
About Tuning the Guitarist
I can’t trust my past and relying on my future is no good either. Stopping in Seaside Bay is dangerous. I should move on, but I’m tired. Searching for food and a safe place to sleep consumes me until I land in Seaside Bay. The people here are too friendly. I should take off before someone finds out the truth. When I meet Mike, I know I can’t trust him, but he’s the safest person I’ve ever known.
My life turned upside down when I lost my hand, but moving to Seaside Bay might have saved me. From partying too hard to living the fast life, I was on a path to destruction. Seaside Bay has calmed me and convinced me I love the quiet life. Then Tim stumbles into my life, and everything gets upended. I’m lost without him close.
I’ll change everything for Tim. He’s got a load of heat on him, and I’m not sure I can save him once that heat comes down. Can I save Tim, or will his past consume him?
Tuning the Guitarist can be read as a standalone.
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About JS Bright
JS Bright, a USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance and reverse harem romance, lives in the south where “bless your heart” is an insult and “shut up” shows love. JS has been reading since they could open a book and has taken the passion for words and combined it with the love of travel to create stories full of passion and excitement.
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