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Title: Violet Ugly

Author: J. Lynn Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 Sixteen years ago, Merit Young left Granite Harbor, Maine, for California in search of a future that didn’t involve Ryan Taylor. He’d left her in pieces on her bedroom floor, delivering a blow she couldn’t have expected. But, now, at the request of her brother, Eli, she must return and confront the demons of her past—Ryan included. After the loss they both suffered, she isn’t prepared to face him—especially considering he’s the only one who’s always been able to see right through her.

Ryan has lived his entire adult life in survival mode. Growing up with an abusive father has taught him to keep women at arm’s length, and that’s never been a problem. Until Merit—the only woman he’s ever loved—strides through his front door. He’s not sure how long she’s staying, but he knows it’ll be long enough to destroy what’s left of his heart.

To overcome their dark past, they’ll have to shed light on a reality that will most likely tear them apart. Merit has been hiding a heartbreaking decision from Ryan, and he’s been keeping lies of his own.

Can two tortured souls heal after a lifetime of pain? Or will the hideous secrets of the past bury them both?


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Some things are better left alone.
Some things are better left in the dark.
And some memories are better left unremembered.
I hear the swoosh of blood through my ears. I look down at my naked body, what it felt like to lie with her again. Feel her skin against mine. Feel myself inside her. Feeling her in my mouth. Fulfilling her needs in a way no other man can. I wanted to be gentle with her last night. Take my time. Show her things and do things to her that I only wanted to do to her.

But our hearts needed fixing.
So, we both took what we needed.

I don’t dare wash my body. Wash her remnants from me.

I have to let her go.


I can’t fix this.





About the Author:

J. Lynn Bailey has loved to write since she learned to read, around the second grade. When she isn’t running after her children, watching COPS, or on the hunt for her next Laffy Taffy joke, you can probably find her holed up in her writing room feverishly working on her next book. She lives in Northern California with her family.

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