Sneak Peek of Broken Promises – Book 2 in The Broken Road Series

This is a RAW, ROUGH, draft of Chapter 1 – Broken Promises. This not/not edited and could be changed once the final revisions are done. That being said – Hope you like it!

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Aside from the obvious symptoms of pregnancy, one of the oddest is the wicked dreams women experience. Dreams that seem so real, your breath quickens and your heart starts pounding. I’m pretty sure I’m not dreaming. The rain feels too real on my skin. My shirt is plastered to my body and I feel the drops of water bouncing off my nose. But dreaming is the only explanation I can fathom; because standing before me, under the cover of my carport, is a man that everyone believes to be dead. I have dreamt of this man for the last four months. The man who is the father of my yet-to-be-born daughter; the same man who has had my heart for the past ten years, is standing in front of me. His body is thinner and drawn, clothes ragged and dirty. His hair is longer and curling at the ends. But his eyes; his eyes are the same shade of beautiful hazel.

“Shane!” I said louder. His name came out more like a strangled cry. I rushed to him, expecting him to disappear, as he has done in all my other dreams. The hard wall of his chest bounced me back and his strong arms held tight, keeping me from falling over. I brushed my sopping wet hair out from my eyes and stared up at him, searching for … I don’t know what I was searching for. Something, anything that would confirm that this was another one of my nightmares and that I was completely losing my mind. But instead, my gaze was met by his intense stare. Warmth flooded thru me and hope dared to show its head. Screw this. If this was a dream, I don’t ever want to wake up.

“Please tell me this is real. I can’t handle this if it’s not real,” I whispered; my voices more like a ragged breath than an actual sound. I gripped his jacket for dear life.

“Baby, if you’re dreaming, so am I,” Shane said his voice husky and thick with emotion. His arms tightened around me even more. “Thank God you’re okay. I couldn’t live with myself if something happened to you.” With that, his lips crushed mine. The heat from his lips, so hot and tense, sent a bolt of electricity down to my toes.

I threw my arms around his neck and pulled him tighter to me. Oh my god. He’s here. He’s really here. I pressed myself as close as I could to his chest. I didn’t want to stop, but as Shane ran his hands down my back, he realized how soaked I was and pulled back.

Practically gasping for air, I just looked at him, almost in a new light. “I can’t believe it. You’re here!” I stuttered.

“I’m here baby and I’m not leaving you again. Let’s get inside. You’re freezing.” He murmured. He pulled me back into the warmth of the mudroom, where a basket of freshly cleaned towels sat on top of the dryer.

“What happened? Are you hurt? Are you ok? They told me…. I never thought… I mean… the police couldn’t find… but I always knew..” I stammered. I couldn’t form a complete sentence, a complete thought. My teeth were chattering, but I needed him to know that I never gave up. That I still loved him and thought of him always. Shane took a towel and briskly rubbed my shoulders and arms as I stood there in a daze. Sensing my disorientation, he wrapped the towel around me and pulled me into him. His hazel eyes burned through mine as he cupped my face with his hands.

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More to come later on!!!!

31 comments


  1. Jen Strausbaugh
    November 28, 2012 | 6:41 pm
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    I can’t wait!!!!!


  2. Jannell
    December 1, 2012 | 6:45 pm
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    *squealing with delight*….. omg!! I need more! Thank you so much!! I love that you plan to pick up exactly where you left off! I hate to miss a minute of their story!!!


  3. lorri
    December 1, 2012 | 7:07 pm
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    I LOVED IT I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE 2ND..I LOVE THAT YOU ARE PICKING UP WERE IT LEFT OFF..WHEN IS IT COMING OUT..


  4. Jacquie
    December 1, 2012 | 7:49 pm
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    OOOOOOHHHHHHHH I luv it! U rock girl can’t wait!!!!!


  5. danielle
    December 1, 2012 | 9:04 pm
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    omg!!! I can’t freaking wait now!!! I hope we can keep getting more teasers til the books due


  6. Ariana
    December 2, 2012 | 9:21 am
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    Cannot wait for the next book!!!!!


  7. Jen
    December 2, 2012 | 3:00 pm
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    🙂 Can’t wait for more


  8. Crystal
    December 2, 2012 | 3:02 pm
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    OMG, I literally just finished Broken Road minutes ago and then read this sneak peak. I love how it picks up right where it left off with the first book. I literally cannot wait until the second book comes out. I could not put my Kindle down because I wanted to keep reading this book. I really hope Broken Promises comes out soon so I can download it to my Kindle and start reading immediately. =)


    • Megan
      December 14, 2012 | 12:36 am
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      I was the exact same way! I just finished it in two nights and was hoping the second book would be out. I downloaded it in a whim because one, it was free at the time via kindle store and two the cover looked interesting! I couldnt believe how good it turned out to be for a free book! Can’t wait for March!


  9. Melodie Miller
    December 2, 2012 | 5:15 pm
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    I am so glad you took up where you left off. I will be one of the 1st to buy the new book, let us know when we can order it .


  10. Kim luttrull
    December 4, 2012 | 11:32 am
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    When can we expect Broken Promises. Not sure I like the sound if that title. Hope this book has a happy ending for these two or I will be crushed.


  11. Kim luttrull
    December 6, 2012 | 3:35 am
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    I think the beginning of book 2 is excellent. Keep it going


  12. Kristina Afanador
    December 6, 2012 | 2:30 pm
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    AMAZING!!!! I live that it picks up just as the broken road ends! I absolutely can not wait for broken promises! I hope there’s another sneak peek soon!


  13. casey
    December 14, 2012 | 11:10 pm
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    Omg omg I cant wait fir this book I’m so excited!!!!!


  14. Christine Tweed
    December 17, 2012 | 7:04 pm
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    that was a teaser!!! I can NOT wait to read “Broken Promises”


  15. Rosetta Messer
    December 19, 2012 | 2:05 am
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    OMG! I’m dying for the second book! I read the first one in 4 hours straight no stopping! I cried and shivered! My new favorite book and author! Your doing a great job! Such a wonderful read! (:


  16. Jeanine
    December 24, 2012 | 6:56 am
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    loved book 1….When is book 2 due out


  17. Jeanine
    December 24, 2012 | 6:57 am
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    loved book 1. when is book 2 scheduled to release?


  18. Jennifer
    January 15, 2013 | 5:57 pm
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    Lissa!

    I so need this book to be done. I need more Megan and Shane in my life!

    xoxo


  19. Robin
    January 23, 2013 | 2:18 pm
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    I ABSOLUTLY LOVEEEEDDDD BROKEN ROAD!!!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH I CAN NOT WAIT FOR BROKEN PROMISES!!!! I COULD NOT PUT MY KINDLE DOWN!!!! GREAT STORY IT HAS EVERYTHING!!!


  20. Linda
    March 13, 2013 | 1:07 pm
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    thank you! Loved your characters as they seemed real to me and I like that this book picks up where the first one ended. I updated my Amazon review to direct people here for the preview of your new book.


  21. Jennifer
    March 18, 2013 | 10:08 am
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    I absolutely loved this book! Picked it b/c it was 2.99 on Kindle and sounded good. I was thrilled w/ how very good it was. Not corny and not over the top sex lol. Just right on everything. Can’t wait for the 2nd book. I think Shane is giving my husband a run for his money lol!


  22. Casey
    March 24, 2013 | 10:24 am
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    I can’t wait! Any idea when it will be released??


  23. Amanda
    April 1, 2013 | 9:53 am
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    I loved this book and I can’t wait to read “Broken Promises”! I can honestly say that I’ve never been this anxious to read a book in my entire life. I hope the second one is coming soon!


  24. patti baldwin
    April 7, 2013 | 8:27 pm
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    I just finished re-reading “The Broken Road “. Can’t wait for the next book. Loved the teaser and am so ready to read the whole book.


  25. kristin
    April 26, 2013 | 5:33 pm
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    Gawd I’m getting so excited I can hardly wait …reading the snippets are killing me


  26. Traci
    June 20, 2013 | 6:08 pm
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    omg i cant wait. I just finished the first book and loved it.


  27. W Alycia Burise
    July 16, 2013 | 2:24 pm
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    Loved everything about The Broken Road except the bad language. The story was excellent, so I was able to overlook the “f” words, please hurry with the second book as I can’t wait to know how Shane escaped. I don’t know exactly when I fell in love with Shane, I only know that he has my full attention.


  28. Yulie
    October 27, 2013 | 7:20 pm
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    I loved this book! Can’t wait for Broken Promises.


  29. Megan Lavo
    December 6, 2013 | 7:12 pm
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    Any news on when book 2 will be releasing? Just finished book 1…what a cliffhanger 🙂


  30. Jatana
    January 5, 2014 | 3:12 pm
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    I just finished Broken Road and went to Amazon to get book two and my heart sank to my stomach. I hope it’s completed soon. I really like the start of book two.

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