Title: A Love Like This, The Remembrance Trilogy, Book 3
Author: Kahlen Aymes
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Release date: June 24, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Age Group: Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together. Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want. Their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.
When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process. In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her life, but her injuries irrevocably change her future forever.
What happens next will push Ryan beyond human endurance, when he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to sacrifice in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.
Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love, worth every single sacrifice…
For there is nothing more sacred than… A Love Like This…
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I wanted to give her pleasure, after the past few days, and to reinforce my devotion and
unselfishness in my love for her and to totally obliterate any doubt. The delicious ache began to
build at my intention, while I reached beneath the edge of the sheet. Her body heat had warmed
them, and the closer my hand got to her, the warmth intensified. My hand slid up her thigh to her
hip then back down to curl around the back of her knee. I pulled Julia’s lower body toward me
and moaned softly.
I didn’t want to talk. I didn’t want to hear that I needed sleep or how I should let her take
care of me. I wanted to taste her, to hear her moan my name as I made her come under my
Her head moved to one side as both hands slid up her smooth thighs. My hands closed
around them and I slid her closer, bringing her horizontal on the bed and perpendicular to where
I was at its side, pulling her closer and draping her legs over my shoulders. I turned my head,
kissing the inside of her right knee with my open mouth, slightly sucking on her skin.
Julia lifted her head slightly, but she knew what I intended to do. “Ryan.” She sighed softly,
her legs stiffening as conflict crossed her beautiful features. I could almost hear the words telling
me to stop and just hold her before she said them “You don’t need…”
“Hush. I do need…” I murmured as I continued a delicious path of the same wet kisses up
her leg and toward my goal. She knew how much going down on her excited me, and I knew I
could make her writhe and moan within a couple of minutes, or I could take my time and draw it
out. I moved, slowly repeating the kisses up her other leg, and she fell back, her legs falling open
in surrender. I smiled against the tender flesh of her inner thigh, intoxicated by her scent as one
hand flattened on her stomach and then slid up to fold around a full breast, kneading and then
teasing the nipple with my fingers. It was already puckered, but it grew beneath my touch. I let
her anticipation grow, kissing the flat plane of her abdomen below her navel and letting the
warmth of my breath blow over her moist, tender flesh. She tensed, the fingers of both hands
burying in my hair.
About the Author:
Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater... But the love of her life is writing!
Represented by Elizabeth Winick-Rubinstein of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency, the first two books in her series; The Remembrance Trilogy are available now. Come and experience Ryan and Julia's mad, mad love.
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I held the colored chalk between my thumb and index finger and used my ring finger of the
same hand to carefully blend, blowing the excess dust off as I went. I concentrated hard on each
feature individually, but when I finally lay the colors aside, I was able to look at it as a whole.
The baby was breathtakingly beautiful, and my heart literally stopped as I wiped my stained
fingers on a towel.
My heart filled with overwhelming love and longing for the baby yet to be conceived;
remembering Ryan’s words about his little soul waiting for us in heaven. Wow. I prayed I could
give him a baby as beautiful as the one I’d created on paper. Excitement raced through me in
anticipation of Ryan’s reaction when he opened it. I imagined a Christmas as magical as the first
one we spent in Estes Park when he’d given me the ‘I Love You Because…’ poem. My intent was
to hang it, right beside this portrait in the nursery. It seemed fitting, and I was certain Ryan
By the time I was ready for bed, the picture was framed and matted. Since I only had two
gifts for him this year, I made sure this one was beautifully wrapped with gold foil paper and red
Turning a small circle in the middle of the apartment, I looked for a place to hide it so Ryan
wouldn’t find it. Under the tree were the gifts the families had sent, along with the pair of shoes I
bought Ryan, but this package would be recognizable as a framed picture, so it wanted to keep it
out of site until the very last minute. A big smile slid across my mouth. I couldn’t wait to give
this to him.
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The doorman buzzed into the apartment and broke into our bubble. We were both startled, and Julia jumped in my arms. I let out a low groan in protest. “It’s probably something from my folks. But the timing blows.”
“I’ll be right back.” She dropped a brief kiss on my mouth. My head fell back as Julia
jumped off my lap and ran to the door, pressing down the button and speaking into it.
“Mrs. Matthews, you have a visitor, ma’am.”
“Who is it, please?”
“Miss Cooper, ma’am.”
Are you fucking kidding me! What was Jane doing here? I watched Julia’s happy mood fall off her with the suddenness of an avalanche, and she turned a stony face toward me. Seconds later, her expression was an angry mask as she waited for me to say something.
“Ma’am?” the attendant asked again. Her finger let go of the intercom.
I took a breath and shook my head, getting up to walk over to stand beside Julia.
Her eyes shot daggers at me, but she didn’t say a damn word and stomped away when I reached her. “Babe, I didn’t invite her.”
“It doesn’t seem to matter, Ryan!” She turned back to me and hissed. “She takes too much for granted!” I opened my mouth to respond, but Julia cut me off. “Don’t you dare say we owe her!”
“I was going to say… it’s Christmas. And she has no one, now.”
Julia laughed bitterly. “Wrong. Obviously, she has you!” she huffed and stormed off down the hall.
I stood there struggling with what to do next. It would be rude to ignore Jane now that she knew we were home. The door to the bedroom slammed with a resounding bang that shook the walls. I couldn’t help the flinch it elicited.
I pushed the buzzer. “Okay. Please send her up.”
I set the glass down at a sound by the door. Ryan was helping Jane on with her coat. I
walked over to lean on the doorjamb that connected the kitchen to the front entryway and
watched Ryan hand Jane thirty dollars cash and give her a brief hug before opening the door.
What the fuck?
“Goodbye, Jane.” I forced myself to speak to her, but my words sounded a bit slurred. My
head was starting to swim.
Jane offered me an acid smile that I could see right through. I returned it with equal venom.
When did sweet little Jane turn into this? I laughed bitterly, my shoulder slipping off the wall.
Ryan caught me, but I moved away, not wanting him to touch me. His expression soured, his
brow furrowing, and jaw hardening. Well fuck him. Let him go play with Jane and his ugly damn
“Merry Christmas, Julia. I hope you enjoy the perfume.”
Wait, what? My chin jutted out and I glanced between Ryan and Jane as he opened the door,
carefully watching Ryan’s reactions. He looked pissed.
“Jane, seriously?” Ryan motioned to the wrapped packages under the tree.
“Oh, sorry.” Her cloying response didn’t fool either one of us.
Ryan opened the door. “Make sure to get a cab, Jane. No subway tonight.” Ryan’s voice was
She reached out to touch the front of his shirt, her fingers lingering on the fabric a little too
long. I watched it happen in slow motion. She nodded and murmured something I couldn’t hear
past the blood rushing in my ears. When the door closed behind her, I turned abruptly to go find
“Julia, you’ve had enough.” Ryan’s voice was soft but firm behind me.
I finished the wine and reached for the bottle, laughing lightly. “Oh, you can say that again.”