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It’s the release day of A Lover’s Lament by KL Grayson & BT Urruela! I love this fantastic contemporary romance so much. Today, we have an excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so be sure to check out all of the release day festivities!

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About A Lover’s Lament: In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist. In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger. I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before. Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again. But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart? *** I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain. These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known. The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for. I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her. A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her. 

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“That’s the great thing about love…it finds you. And when its true love, it doesn’t go away, and you just know. You don’t have to wonder or guess, because it just…is.”

Katie Devora found her soulmate all those years ago in grade school. She and Devin Clay were enemies at first, but then they became inseparable. Though, they came from different backgrounds, when together, they couldn’t have been more connected. She has been his rock and anchor when things haven’t been so well at home. They went through everything together, their relationship growing from friendship to love. They thought it was forever until one day he left without a trace.

“The second she dove onto my back and brought me tumbling to the ground, I knew I’d met my match.”

After Devin left, Katie’s life hasn’t been much of the same. She tried her best to move on, in which she did, but she could never love like she did Devin. Katie went to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, while becoming engaged to her other childhood best friend, Wyatt. He was there to help her pick up the pieces when Devin up and left. But when a tragic moment occurs in Katie’s life it puts her into tailspin. She becomes mad and angry at everyone, at the world. Pushing everyone away, working herself to death and not dealing with the problem at hand. Katie is full of hurt, anger, resentment and doesn’t know how to deal with them. She is slowing shutting down. One of her tasks is to write to a military soldier in hopes that it will bring her closure and help answer some questions for her but also a task in which she is dreading.  But as she gets to the list, she can’t believe seeing a name she hasn’t seen in years. 

“The world truly does work in mysterious ways.”

Devin Clay hasn’t been handed the best childhood growing up. Without a father and you can pretty much call her an absent mother Katie was the only person he could ever count on. She is what got him through the tough times. But when it got to the future, he didn’t see him as good enough for her. He didn’t think he had enough to offer her. He didn’t deserve her so he did what he thought he needed to do. Devin had no choice, he followed his mother, they moved, where things went downhill from there. When one night he had a close call and it all hit him. Devin got his wake up call. Decided to turn his life around and joined the army. That did it for him. He met his group of brothers were they would do anything for each other. Not any one day is the same overseas. They have their ups and downs. They see things they wish they could unseen, lose brothers they wish they could protect, but they do it to keep safe. Devin has nothing back home. The only thing keeping him going is his band of brothers, until he receives a letter from someone from his past.

“Katie’s emails have provided a link to my past life, to memories of childhood mischief and young love.”

Writing letters was one step in the healing process. Katie needs to help herself. She also needs to repair her relationship with her mom and her sister. As well as her relationship with Wyatt, if there is still a relationship with him with the way she has been pushing him far away from her.

“My heart is yours, I gave you my soul a long time ago.”

At first Katie thought it would be a bit awkward sending Devin a letter after not speaking or hearing from him after all these years, but she just decided to let it all go. She tells him what she wanted to all those years, all about the tragedy, all her anger, her questions, her feelings. Katie holds nothing back and doesn’t really care if he responds back or not. But Devin is excited to receive her letters. It gives him a bit of hope and even though he is miles and miles away, he hopes he can help her. Through letters they get to know each other again, starting with the basics, then moving on to deeper and heavier subjects. It starts with letters, that move on to emails, which eventually move on to phone calls. It seems as if Katie and Devin have never lost touch with each other. The connection is still there, like they’re just picking up right where they left off. Scaring both of them to death. Devin is helping Katie live life again and Katie is giving Devin something to look forward too. A little bit of hope after a hard days work.

“Not only has she infiltrated my brain ,she’s reclaimed the empty spot in the center of my chest too.”“Live your life, not just for yourself but also for your friends who have lost their lives. Take them with you wherever you go and do all the things that they’ll never get to do.”

Will Katie and Wyatt be able to repair what they once had? Or will they have lost it forever? Will Katie be able to find her old self again after the tragic loss? Can Devin be able to help her find her way and give her the answers that she needs to heal? Will Katie and Devin’s relationship be repaired? Can Katie finally forgive Devin for what happened all those years ago? Can Katie and Devin find their way back to each other? Will first love be able to conquer all?

“Not only have I let myself get close enough to the one person who could hurt me again, but on top of that, he’s a soldier- someone who could easily be ripped away from me at any moment.”

I absolutely loved how this book was told in both point of views, that way we see the different sides of things. I definitely saw the instant connection between Katie and Devin and my heart broke for her and the situations that she had to endure. My heart went for Devin as well. The things that he had to face… he didn’t have an easy life as a child, and he still faced many challenges as an adult. This book truly does show the second chance love story and it was very well written. I loved how even after all those years apart it truly shows that you can still have that connection with someone. I definitely felt a lot of emotions while reading this book. You both did a great job incorporating the secondary characters as well in this book.  Everyone definitely needs a BFF like Katie had… I know I have one like her and I love her to death! Great job writing this book!

This review was done by Jenn. 

I received an advanced copy for my honest review. 


  Exclusive Excerpt:

I wake before the sun has checked in for the day and scan the tent, noting my men still sleeping heavily. My morning ritual, at least the days I have time to do it, requires a bit of privacy, and I make certain I have it before I begin. Most of these clowns will just jerk it from their cots in the middle of the night with the rest of us passed out around them. There’s always been something odd about that to me. On a regular basis, I've woken up to the sounds of heavy breathing and skin slapping skin, and it pisses me the fuck off. If I’m not dog-tired, they’ll get a boot heaved in their direction, aimed straight for the dick and with the express purpose of putting them out of business for a while. No, jackin’ the beanstalk in public isn’t for me. Unfortunately, that leaves only one other place to do it—the Drop Zone. Porta-shitters, as we like to call them, sit for weeks without being emptied and capture every bit of the sun’s heat. It’s like a fucking greenhouse in there, and one breath in that motherfucker while beating off and your dick is in full retreat. So there’s a trick to doing this just right; you have to prep him first. You get him up and going, and then you quickly finish in the shitter. For most of these guys, the bikini-clad chicks above their cots or the porno mags stashed in their bags are a necessity for a proper jerk-off, but I'm an imaginative guy. I close my eyes and my mind becomes like a time machine of fuck. Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot ... bam! … cum everywhere. Farrah Fawcett in her iconic red swimsuit bent over the counter ... set the time machine and go. This time my mind goes for none other than Jackie O. She’s spread-eagle, with my tongue lightly flicking her throbbing clit while she's begging for my dick. And, of course, I’m making her call me Mr. President. I laugh at the last thought but notice it's at least gotten the job started. Since my dick is half-mast and ticking its way to full form, I slink my way to the tent’s entrance. Stepping out, I’m met by the sun creeping softly over the tops of the barriers, and I hurry toward the porta-shitters, positioned just past the Humvees in front of the eastern wall. This two-hundred-yard walk is the most important part of the process. You have to walk with speed but not urgency, in hopes that you don't attract attention from the few others also awake—all while the imagined porn still reels in your head. I manage to make it into the shitter undetected and quickly go to work on my shaft while my left hand pinches my nose like a vise and my eyes squeeze tightly shut. Only this time it isn’t someone famous that I picture. It’s Katie. Even as early as it is, the Drop Zone is like a sauna, and beads of sweat collect on my forehead. I try desperately to hold in my breath as the seconds tick down. Just as my lungs begin to demand air and my body stiffens, I toss my head back with a stifled groan. My body recovers from its high much quicker in this setting, but at least the job is done. Two weeks of combat stress gone, just like that

  About the Authors:

Kirby_9135K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KL-Grayson/1403900879892076?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorklgrayson IG: @booksbyklgrayson

  Taylor Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour in Baghdad, IQ, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador of VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts speaking engagements and he’s a personal trainer for Tampa Sports Academy. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTUrruela?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTUArmy IG: @BTUrruela   

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