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Title: A Right to Remain
Author: Beth Rinyu
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Cover Artist: RE Creatives
He had a right to remain suffocated by his pain.
She had a right to remain silent about hers.

For better or for worse. 
Those were the vows that I had taken with my wife six years ago. We had lived through the better and were barely getting through the worse. I tried to face our loss together, while she chose to have an affair instead.
Time apart was what we both needed.
What I didn’t expect in that time was her.
The beauty she possessed on the outside was a far cry from the scars she was harboring on the inside. She wasn’t looking for love and neither was I. She just needed someone to help her deal with the pain she had been carrying around for the past two years, and I was happy to oblige.
I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her, but suddenly I was seeing a future that I never dreamed of right in front of my eyes….only to find that the past had other things in mind for us.

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I always believed that we only got one true love in life, and mine was gone and never coming back.
Through the tear-filled nights and never ending days, I was slowly and tortuously coming to terms with the pain that was my reality.
And then he entered my life.
Tall, handsome, genuine and caring, he was a friend when I needed one most. Together, we were a temporary fix to our own permanent pain. Just two people helping each other to get through a very dark period in life.
But when the light begins to shine ever so slightly with each passing day, and his face is all I can see at the end of that tunnel…..do I run back into the darkness or move into the light with him?

I crawled into bed next to Aaron, who had just returned from a business trip. I had surprised him by cutting my girls’ weekend short to be home when he returned. The rain was beating against our bedroom window as we lay in each other’s arms.

“You didn’t have to cut your trip short, but I’m so glad you did.”

“Me too,” I whispered as I kissed him on his bare chest. “Aaron?”

“Hmm?”

“I was thinking.”

“Uh…oh!”

I playfully smacked him on the arm. “I want to have a baby.”

“Let’s do it then.”

“Seriously?”

“I’ve never been more serious in my life.”

He pulled me closer and our lips were just about to touch when we heard a loud crash come from the kitchen. I giggled. “Betcha Gus broke out of the laundry room again.”

He kissed me on the forehead and hopped out of bed. “Hold that thought…I’ll be right back…”

“You never came back, Aaron! You never came back!” I shouted as I stood in the doorway with the freezing cold rain pelting me in the face. I slid my back down the doorframe and buried my face in my hands, allowing all of my emotions to come to the surface. “You never came back to me,” I sobbed.
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I really enjoyed reading this story. It has it all, friendship, love and a mystery who done it. So when you add all those together you have a story that you can forget yourself in and the world around you while you get involved with the characters story.
Quinn is going through a rough time. When Quinn and his wife went through a tragedy she sought comfort with someone else. She cheated on Quinn and he married for life. He took his vows seriously. Now with being separated so he can clear his head, he’s wondering if maybe he should move on. It’s hard to look toward the future when you are still living in the past.Lacey had a horrible thing happen to her and she left the town where she grew up because she needed a fresh start and to start to try to heal. Renting a lake house will give her the peace and time she needs. Until she meets Quinn. Quinn just happens to be her landlord and lives right above her in his own apartment. Lacey is determined to keep him as just a landlord and then she has nothing else to do with him.
Watching the story unfold between these two was so sweet. They weren’t looking for anything or anyone and a friendship formed and then it just start blossoming day to day. Loss can bring people together and I believe someone above was watching over them because, without a little fate, they may have never found what they both were looking for. I was surprised when a twist would form in the story because I thought I had it all figured out and something else would pop up. I love when a story keeps me guessing.
BARB GIVES
3 stars
Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen – or in today’s world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned series, Drowning In Love, A Cry for Hope, A Will To Change, Blind Side of Love, Three of a Kind series, Easy Silence, and A Right To Remain.


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