The Truth About Air & Water by Katherine Owen
(Truth in Lies #2)
Publication date: August 25th 2014
The Truth In Lies Series. READ This Much Is True, book 1 first, although it’s been written as a standalone. Readers say, don’t do that.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway ~ A Farewell To Arms
They share an epic love but one moment changes everything. A life together that seemed certain is shattered. One learns you never love the same way twice; the other learns what it means to come home. You only think you know how this love story goes, but do you really know how an epic love can end?
“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
She is living color, and I’ve been in a black-and-white world for far too long without her.
Powerful stuff. It surrounds me. I’ve felt it since I first arrived. The forcefield of her. The magnetism of her. The power she wields over me. I’m alive again because of her, like a dying plant that finally gets some water. I’ve got it bad for this girl.
The light comes through the darkness and shines on me.
She’s my water.
The truth is I breathe with him. He is my air. Raison d’etre.
Author’s note: This novel is part of the Truth In Lies series. It can be read as standalone, however, fans of my fiction already are highly recommending that those new to my work, READ This Much Is True book 1 FIRST.
As Lincoln Presley would say, “do as you must, Princess.”
The two remain good friends.
Let that sink on you a little bit. It did on me.
He said it. I asked him why, and he said, “because it was easier; you know how Candy is. Kimberley said not to worry about it so don’t worry about it.”
The two remain good friends. Five little words that invariably knifed their way somewhat permanently into my troubled soul.
The two remain good friends.
And, we’re back to Sports Illustrated article because if I’m ever asked to pinpoint the exact moment that doubt set in like a cancer and took firm hold, I will lay it squarely upon Candy Baxstrom and her damn article and all the photographs and speculation that came with it. Somehow, they got a picture of me with Cara just outside her private preschool. Somehow, they got a picture of Nika and Linc shaking hands, and then leaning into each other like old friends do, right after one of his games in San Antonio, Texas. All Linc would say is that she travels with the team as part of her job because of her position. Is that in a prone position beneath my fiancé? You think I don’t wonder? Do you know how life on the road works in professional baseball? With all sports teams? Do you know what goes on behind the scenes? Late at night when the fans go home? It’s not the stuff you share with the friends or the family.
You like to think you’re immune from it all, but then your arch nemesis, the Russian bitch from Moscow, takes a job that lands her back into your life and practically in the lap of her former lover, Lincoln Presley. There’s that. Okay. Two things. Nika’s arrival on my turf and the Sports Illustrated article show up on the same damn day.
Doubt sets in at a cellular level and travels straight through to mess with my DNA. It doesn’t take much. I have trust issues. As anyone who knows me will attest to.
Somehow, they got a picture of me and Linc at the airport just before his last trip to Baltimore for the Orioles game. The last game of the season. Before the playoffs. I had rehearsals. I had Cara. I didn’t go, but Nika did. Of course, I didn’t know about that. But Sports Illustrated made note of that too. So did People Magazine.
Where were we?
French silk tulle from London. The elusive color periwinkle. Nika. People Magazine. Candy Baxstrom from Sports Illustrated.
The trust issues and the lack thereof.
Manipulation. Lies. Omissions.
These things make it all but impossible for me to trust and believe in us.
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Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising 'series') beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.
About Owen's fiction...This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a "non-word" she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, "do what you must, Princess."
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