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About Ready for Flynn:
At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life.
Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready?
Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?
(A contemporary rock star romance).
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Ready For Flynn, Part 1
Ready For Flynn, Part2
Ready For Flynn, Part3
An hour later, there was an open mic session, and a kid of around sixteen got up to sing, I’d noticed him having dinner with an older guy and figured it must have been his dad who’d brought him along. Nervously, he approached the front and placed his guitar case down like it was made of china then crouched to open the case. Lifting a shiny red Fender guitar from it, he placed the black leather strap over his head and attached the wires to the rig on the floor. I saw the same vulnerability in him as I’d seen in Martin when he sang for my parents’ friends, and thought of the life he and Adam should have had.
“Are you okay?” Flynn asked as he leaned, took my hand in his, and brushed his mouth over my knuckles. I breathed deeply and nodded, then gave him a small smile. He looked relieved, and I figured he was still chewing himself out about what had happened earlier in the day. I took his face between my hands and pulled him closer to me.
“I love you, Flynn,” I declared in a soft voice that was for his ears only.
“And you are everything to me, and then some, babe,” he countered.
Turning back to look at the young boy, he pulled on his shirt hem in an obvious tell of nerves, and I watched him swallow his fears several times, as his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down while he built up the courage to sing.
He glanced over at me and swept his hair back with his fingers, and I noticed a silver guitar pick between his teeth. He took it from his mouth and strummed the first notes of a song I knew very well, “Thinking in Black and White,” Flynn’s song about me. Flynn sat watching him sing the first verse and bridge, then squeezed my hand, winked, and rose out of his seat.
Making his way to the young musician, he began to clap out the rhythm of the drum beat that accompanied the guitar riff the boy was playing. I smiled at the shock and uncertainty of the young performer when he saw who was hijacking his moment of glory. Flynn eyed an old well-played acoustic that had been left standing against the wall on the tiny makeshift stage.
Beckoning to Kayden to come up beside them, he picked it up and looked back at Kayden as if to say, “Well? Are you coming?” Kayden rose from his chair, grinning from ear to ear, and wandered over beside them. He drummed out the beats to the song on a small wooden table to the left of the stage.
The boy tried to offer Flynn his guitar when the first song was over but Flynn declined asking his name instead. Then in a voice loud enough for the mesmerized audience to hear, he said, “I’m delighted to tell you we’ve got the gig, and we’re Jessie Martello’s backing band for the night.” He said without a hint of sarcasm. The small audience erupted in cheers while Jessie grinned and scratched the back of his head with a what-the- hell look on his face.
If someone could have bottled the smile he returned to Flynn right after that moment the world would have been an amazing place to live in. Jessie, knew his stuff and rocked the house with four more numbers before Flynn and Kayden made his day and invited him to sit with us.
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Custom necklace and Signed book and $20 Amazon Giftcard
About K.L. Shandwick:
Writing came relatively later in life for K.L. Shandwick after a challenge by a friend led to The Everything Trilogy. She loves creating new characters and story lines. Her characters have flaws and she hopes this helps the connection between them and her readers. K.L. enjoys the journeys they take her on during the creation of her stories, and each character has his or her own voice. She doesn’t use prepared outlines for her stories preferring the characters to take their own direction as the story progresses. These days K.L. lives in the Yorkshire countryside in the UK, and writes full-time.
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