Curves in the Road
By: Amy K McClung
Published: August 5, 2014
Genre: New Adult
**This book is part of a New Adult Series. Each book will have an ending though, no Cliffhangers! They will all be New Adult and have similar themes with crossover characters***
When you build a road from one place to another, it won't always be a straight line. Sometimes you have to add curves to move around the obstacles. Life is like that as well. Sometimes we have a straight path of what we want in life and we do everything we can to follow that path until suddenly a mountain appears and we have to veer off course to get around it. Even though we face those curves, it doesn't mean we won't end up on the same path we started. Then again, sometimes we discover roads that we never knew existed and that will get us to where we want to be.
Derrick Collins lives in Nashville TN with his six year old daughter, Katelyn. Derrick found love once before in a girl named Mary Jane, until she moved away to Florida to fulfill her dreams of becoming an engineer. Derrick's life hasn't been the same since Mary Jane left two years ago. His days are spent working long hours in order to give his daughter a good life. His social life is non-existent these days and he's decided it's time for a change. Derrick sets out to find his happily ever after once and for all.
Mary Jane Evans' life took a different path than she ever dreamed. She moved to Florida for an intern program at Disney. She left her life in Nashville that included childhood friends, family, and the first man she ever loved, Derrick Collins. Now it's time to decide if she will move back to that life or stay in the new one she has created for herself. Will Derrick still be waiting for her? What if she's been gone too long and he no longer cares?
Can these two find their paths back to each other or were there too many Curves in the Road?
Excerpt from Mary Jane's POV
The day I received a letter offering me an internship into the Imagineering program with Disney was supposed to be the best day of my life; I had worked hard for this opportunity. Instead, it was one of the best and worst days of my life. I was excited at the prospect given to me. The problem was that it meant two years in Florida away from my first actual boyfriend.
It's true that having a boyfriend isn’t the most important thing in life, but it sure is nice. I loved my time with Derrick; I didn’t need him to make me happy, I wanted it. Derrick made me feel happier than I could ever recall feeling. He could make me laugh when I felt discouraged. He's the only man that told me I was beautiful and made me believe it. He was perfect in every way like Mary Poppins in a man. Wow, that's not that sexy I guess, but if Derrick's one thing for sure, it's sexy.
When I told Derrick about the internship, he fought for us to stay together, and that meant the world to me. We tried to figure out a long distance arrangement; it was difficult considering he has a daughter that comes first. Nothing else could make me give up Derrick, except for the best interest of his daughter Katelyn, who I loved as though she were my own.
So, Angel and I loaded up our cars and moved our life to Orlando, Florida leaving behind our friends who'd become family and quite possibly the love of my life.
Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005 and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. She graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1996. In 2002 obtained her general certification in medical coding and billing and in 2009 she obtained a specialty certification in Hospital medical coding and billing. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors. The Parker Harris Series is the first series of books by this author. Cascades of Moonlight is Book #1, Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales is Book #2, and The Dark Moon Book #3 and The Cold Moon Book #3.5 a Novella from Mitchell's POV. Her second series is a New Adult Contemporary Romance, The Southern Devotion Series, with each book having as a standalone novel with crossover characters. The first book in that series is For the Love of Gracie. Curves in the Road is her newest release as Book 3 in the NA series. Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life. Her current work in progress is a spin-off of The Parker Harris Series called "The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles" that will be released in October 2014 as a YA Fantasy series.