Title: Change Me
Author: Lynne Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
sometimes big changes are too much to take...
Sarah Fowler has spent her life accepting
mediocrity. Being a plus-sized girl with only average looks, her self esteem leaves
a lot to be desired.
When the most perfect male God has ever created
approaches her, Sarah battles with herself, wanting desperately to believe her
fairy tale is coming true. Will she be able to accept his advances as genuine?
Will she step out of her private, comfortable world and allow herself to be
vulnerable to him?
Dane McAllister is a heart-throb of a man who
has his own demons. Having a rocky past, he has all but sworn off women. But
when he sees Sarah, his world begins to turn again. There's something about her
that draws him in.
Will Dane be able to truly overcome his past and
be the man Sarah longs for, or will he deepen her lifelong wounds?
“So, Dane. It’s been driving me nuts, and I have to ask. What is it about Sarah that has you so wrapped up? Don’t get me wrong- I think the world of Sarah. But…well she’s…” He struggles to find the right words to say without pissing me off.
“Heavy set?” I ask, relieving him.
“Yeah. She’s pretty and all, but I guess when you could have your pick, why a heavy-set girl?” he asks.
“Man, have you ever noticed how most of the shapely chicks have attitudes bigger than they are? Well, Sarah’s not like them at all. She has a heart bigger than her body, and she loves with every ounce of it. Her sweet shyness and her easygoing personality are bonuses. Did I ever tell you about the really skinny girl I was with? I was wrestling around, just playing with her, and I ended up breaking her tailbone? I knew right then and there that skinny girls aren’t for me. Sarah has cushioning in all the right places, and let me just say, that cushion does not get in the way! In fact, she’s the best I’ve ever had as far as sex goes. Besides that, I knew after just a couple of hours of talking to her that she wants to be loved for real and is the type of girl who will give more than she will take. Knowing that just makes me want to give her even more. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her.” I can feel myself practically beaming just talking about her. Bastard better not threaten my man-card again!
“Damn dude! You’ve got it bad!” he laughs. “She’s that great in the sack, huh? he jokes.
“Incredible! She does things…well, never mind all that! Let’s just say that you should never underestimate the drive or sexual skills of a “thick” girl! Have you ever heard the Queen song, Fat Bottom Girls? Yeah, I thought it was a joke of a song for a long time, but now I get what they were singing about! She makes me wanna sing too!”
I was born and raised in Michigan, though I absolutely hate winters! Why do I stay? Because I would rather freeze half to death and brave the wintery travel than to be more than a couple of miles away from my family.
I am a mother to an Awesome, Unique, Talented, Intelligent, Special, Magnificent little girl…and if you didn’t catch the acronym, she is autistic. She makes life interesting, and I am blessed to say that she is not severely affected by it. She’s a quirky little thing that holds my whole heart in her little hand, even when she is acting out. I also have been wearing the hat of stepmother to two girls much older than my six year old. I have been a major player in raising them for the last 17 years, and am glad to say they have survived and are in their early 20’s now.
My husband…the best on the planet. He is truly the other half of me. I may not have gotten it right the first time around, but I like to think of my first marriage as practice to make this one perfect…and it worked!
It wasn’t until I recently got into my 40’s that I decided to write fiction. I have always been well-versed in writing business letters and that sort of communication, but never believed I had the ability to write a complete novel. When I could no longer combat the nagging in my soul to just start writing, Change Me flowed like water. In fact, the entire prologue was typed into my phone on notepad! Shocked by how well that went, I felt a spark in me that I could not extinguish unless I was writing. I am so proud of the book itself, but pretty dang surprised that I accomplished something I believed impossible. Now I have several more book ideas waiting in the wings to be written. It’s like I opened Pandora’s Box!
When I’m not working as a business manager of a veterinary hospital, in my very minimal free time I love to cook and dream up new recipes. I especially like to bake and create new luscious desserts. Planning and catering parties are challenges I love to take on every chance I get. I absolutely love to be on the back of a motorcycle riding with my husband, though I don’t get to do it nearly as often as I would like. Crafts? You bet! Music-absolutely a necessity of life. But when I found myself with no time for reading I about lost my mind! Big props to the person who invented the Kindle, who thereby provided the opportunity to reunite me with my favorite pastime.
My dreams? Well, I generally am a “keep it simple” sort of person, but I hope to someday visit every tropical paradise possible! A beach chair, my kindle, and a cold drink, soaking up the sun while the surf whispers in my ear sounds like pure Heaven on Earth to me!
More than anything, I hope that I somehow leave a positive and lasting impression on the people I come in contact with, no matter what form of contact that may be.