This is not a simple story of first loves, this is an emotional yet touching look at life and how the smallest decisions can shape futures.
What you think you know can change before your eyes. Fathers abuse, mothers deceive, best friends betray, sisters dismiss, love controls, and anger consumes.
After graduating from high school, Easton Grace knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. His goal for the summer includes two things: avoiding his father’s wrath and protecting his sister. His carefully laid plans are quickly changed when a girl comes to town causing him to lose his tight grasp of control on everything, including himself.
Following years of sorrow, Taylor Monaco returns to a town she never wanted to see again but will forever call home. Her life was eternally changed by the people in this town, especially one boy. Her heart desires someone she’s not sure her soul can handle.
Can Easton and Taylor find their path before it’s too late – before the storm?
An exclusive excerpt from Before the Storm:
I walked through the field until I was near the barn and I could hear Dean and Lily.
“So you never have?” Dean asked her.
“No, have you?” she asked.
“Yes, but it didn’t mean anything.”
I stopped outside the barn and peeked between two loose boards. Lily was sitting on a hay bale, and Dean was standing right in front of her. He reached up to push her hair out of her face, then stuck a sunflower behind her ear. I watched as he slowly leaned in and put his lips on hers.
I immediately ran around the corner and into the barn.
“What are you doing?” I shouted.
They jerked apart and looked at me, but neither spoke.
“You kissed my sister!” I snapped at Dean.
“Umm, I…uh, we…”
“You do not kiss my sister.” I grabbed Lily by the arm and pulled her behind me.
“We were just kidding around, Easton,” Lily said from behind me. “I’ve never kissed a boy before, so Dean showed me.”
I turned around and glared at her.
“You don’t need to know how to kiss a boy.”
“Calm down. All her friends had, but she hadn’t. No big deal.”
“It is a big deal to me. Keep your lips to yourself, okay?”
“Okay.” He laughed.
“We’re going home,” I said and led Lily from the barn.
Before we were through the barn door, I saw Dean wink at Lily, and she blew him a kiss.
“Oh, come on. I totally saw that. Stop it, you’re weirding me out.”
“Hey, wait. Was that movie good? I wanted to watch it with you!” Dean yelled as we walked toward home.
“Yeah, the movies real good. Not scary at all, so you can watch it all by yourself tonight after Grandma Violet goes to bed.” I laughed to myself.
Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).
She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for characters inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm. She is currently working on the continuation of the Storms of Life Series. Before the Storm, a prequel novel, will be published August 30, 2013 and will feature Easton, Dean, and Lily. The second novel in the series, Sanctuary from the Darkness featuring Adley and Derek will be published in 2014.
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