A Love Like This
Book Three: The Remembrance Trilogy
By: Kahlen Aymes
Married and settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to start their family and 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, but her injuries irrevocably change her life forever.
Though Julia’s gratitude urges her to befriend the woman, she feels pushed aside when Ryan, feeling indebted and laden with guilt, befriends the woman during her recovery. Julia puts on a good front, but as time goes on her resolve vanishes as the friendship begins to infiltrate what little time the couple has together and she is reminded of how her own relationship with Ryan began.
In Ryan’s mind he is doing nothing more than supporting a friend’s healing and is angry at Julia’s apparent lack of trust, despite his attempts to console her. When events get too much for her, a heartbroken Julia flees without telling her husband her destination or even if she will return.
When grief pushes him beyond what’s humanly possible and he is on the verge of losing his mind, he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to endure 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…
My Interview With Kahlen :)
Tell us a little about you : )
Well, I’m single, I have one daughter and thee dogs. (All three, spoiled rotten). I grew up in the Midwest and attended an Ivy League university. Writing sort of snuck up on me when I was marketing/networking for a business venture and I absolutely hate talking about myself (if you can’t already tell by this answer).
Which actors do you see playing the main characters of this trilogy?
Wow, that’s hard to say. Readers have created a fan page for Ryan on Facebook and generally they put Brad Cooper, Jensen Ackles or Channing Tatum in his role. It’s really hard to say whom I’d picture in my own mind. It would depend on who was the right age and who could be believable portraying so many extremes in emotion.
So, is this the last we are ever going to read of Ryan and Julia? (Just wondering)
Um, I’m sure I’ll do outtakes in the future. It’s been requested that I write their first 4 years, Ellie & Harris’ , or Aaron & Jenna’s stories, too. It just depends on if I feel I can put together a plot that I feel is good enough to tell a good story. Never say never, but it’s not planned right now.
Are you working on anything now? If yes, what? :)
I’m always working! I have another book/series that is about ready to publish, but I’m struggling with whether to make it into a series or just one really huge book. It’s called After Dark and the main characters are Alexander (Alex) Avery and Angeline (Angel) Hemming. Then another that I know will be a series will follow After Dark. Plus, I’m putting together an anthology of short stories with 12 other authors to benefit The Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation (100% of proceeds to support them) that we hope will publish in October.
When did you first realize that you wanted to become a writer?
When my readers told me that I was one. :)
Is there a place you especially like to write?
I have a desk and hidey-hole complete with music and my dogs at my feet. I write mostly there, but I do sometimes haul my laptop up to my room and write in bed all night.
For aspiring writers, do you have any advice for them?
Tell your story and don’t let other’s convince you to make changes to it that you know in your heart aren’t right. Also, have complete faith in yourself and your readers… Take the leap, but only when you truly feel your story is ready to be published.
Have you read any books lately? Which ones?
Yes, I’m reading Jessica Sorenson, Christina Lauren, Raine Miller, Madeline Sheehan and Kristen Ashley at the moment. (I have a TBR list a mile long).
Do you have a favorite film(s)? What is it?
Wow. I am a big movie buff and like so many different genres. I remember loving Lady Hawk when I was a kid, Dead Again (awesome) and Jagged Edge (will scare the crap out of you). Lately, I loved Man of Steel, Iron Man (series), The Lucky One and in the past few years, Pride & Prejudice, and Twilight Saga (of course).
Film you are looking forward to see in theaters?
I just saw The Heat and Man of Steel last week. Loved them. I have to see Monster’s University because Monster’s Inc was Olivia’s very first movie in a theater when she was 2.
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me.
My Review Will Be Posted Soon!
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.