"Sydney and Maddox were high school sweethearts, planning to be together forever. Once Maddox’s dreams of music stardom start to come true, he leaves Sydney behind with a broken heart. Four years later, they meet up and sparks fly, but Sydney doesn’t want to be hurt again. How can Maddox convince her this time it’s different?"
This Time It's Different from Love Again Anthology
Author: Autumn Jones Lake
Pages: 30 pages of 225
Publisher: Ruby Lioness Press
Published: February 14th, 2012
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Amazon: Buy / $8.04 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see US price )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $4.99 (Nook)
Ruby Lioness Press: Buy / $4.99 (E-book)
Excerpt: Chapter 1
"Sydney and Maddox were high-school sweethearts who planned to be together forever. Maddox had dreams of his rock band, Afterlife, making it big. As soon as Afterlife landed a record deal, he left Sydney behind, breaking her heart.
Four years later, Afterlife is about to hit it big. Their manager contacts Sydney looking to buy back racy photos of Maddox. Furious that he couldn’t ask her for the photos himself, she goes to confront him after a local show. Instead of giving him a piece of her mind, she ends up giving him a piece of her heart…again.
Maddox realizes what a fool he’s been. He’s been too ashamed these past four years to contact Sydney and apologize for his past behavior, so he’s ecstatic when she shows up at their hometown concert. When she misinterprets something he said and runs off, he knows he has to go after her. He can’t let her get away again. This time everything is different." ~Blurb
I loved this short story of a bad break up, compromising pictures and second chance meeting with enough heat the to start a fire! Maddox being the successful guitarist for the current "it" rock band and Sydney fuming about how he broke things off with her when the band got a record deal and now demands to have some private pictures back - makes for a truly entertaining read!
Sydney and Maddox have chemistry! Sizzling kind, the kind that doesn't die in four years of separation, one that can be rekindled with a small gesture, one kiss that will burn so bright there's a chance it'll hurt. Which is why Sydney is skeptic about seeing Madd again.
I really enjoyed this story - if you love romance with a chance for a second go, with a guy who's desperate to right a past wrong and with a girl who never stopped loving him, then this for you!
Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Autumn, I’m glad you could drop by!
Autumn Jones Lake : Hi Niina! Thank you so much for having me!
Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?
Autumn : Uh, let's see....I have four dogs, but I think everyone knows that because I mention it a lot. I don't like coffee. I collect nail polish...I love horror movies.
Niina : Tell us little about your participation in the “Love Again Anthology”, what’s your novelette/novella about?
Autumn : I love my story and I hope other people like it as well. It's about this couple, Sydney and Maddox who dated in high school. Maddox is in a band and when they make it big, he dumps Sydney. They reunite in an unusual manner a few years later and sparks fly...
Niina : What scene did you most enjoyed writing and why?
Autumn : Haha! There is a scene between Maddox and Sydney's best friend who is a guy. I think it's really cute and it gives insight into who Sydney is. There is also a scene where Maddox decks his lead singer that was kind of fun. Poor Chase is really misunderstood.
Niina : Maybe we'll get to know what happens with Chase one day? ;) So, why did you pick contemporary romance genre?
Autumn : I like it. I find it the most relatable.
Niina : What do you think makes a hero sexy?
Autumn : I am all over the map on that one. I think it depends on the story and how it is written. I love strong, dominant alpha-male heroes. But, there is also something really sexy about the sweet, sensitive guys. Intelligence and cleverness, I also find pretty sexy.
Niina : Now to more personal questions! Who is your current book boyfriend?
Autumn : I haven't read them in awhile, but I think my heart belongs to Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse books.
Niina : What is your favorite guilty treat?
Autumn : Dark chocolate covered almonds or pecans or walnuts...you get the picture!
Niina : Your Top 3 fictional bad boys, and why them?
Autumn : Damon from the Vampire Diaries (t.v. show) I love him. He has the best lines. My husband and I love to save up a bunch of episodes and watch them all at once.
I'm a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, particularly Zhadist and Rhage. Rhage's story made me cry like a baby!
Niina : LOL! Me too. ;) What does it take to write a really hot love scene?
Autumn : Music. I have a few playlists dedicated to different stories I am working on. Believe it or not, I hate rom-coms.
Niina : Would you rather meet real vampires or werewolves?
Autumn : Vampires for sure!
Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:
Night or day? Night
Pick-up or Mini-van? Station Wagon!
Beer or Wine? Wine.
Boots or Heels? Heels.
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts? Peanuts for sure.
Treats: Sweet or Salty? Sweet.
Pizza or Burger? Pizza.
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? Drive-in movie, it is the best of both, because we can bring our dogs!
Friends or Will & Grace? FRIENDS!!
Drama or Comedy? Drama
Winter or Summer? Summer, although Autumn is really my favorite season. ;)
Jewels or Chocolates? Jewels
Men: Alpha-male or submissive? Alpha
Men: Clean Shaven or Stubble? Clean
Tattoos or Piercings? Neither
Bad boys or good guys? Good guys
Brunettes or Blonds? Either
Vampires or werewolves? Vampires!
Cops or Cowboys? Cowboys.
Time-Travel or Sci-fi? Time Travel.
Romance or Erotica/Erotic Romance? Erotica
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? Both
Times New Roman or Courier? TNR
Pens or pencils? Pencils
Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Autumn! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?
Autumn : Thank you so much for having me! I really enjoyed this. Please visit my blog http://autumnjlake.blogspot.com/?zx=ca9231295ef68b00 or Twitter @AutumnJLake, I am also pretty busy on Facebook. Thank you!!