Friday, June 3, 2016

Blog Tour: Rough Terrain - Cheryl Douglas

Rough Terrain - tour header
Wes Davis left Vista Falls when the girl he loved got pregnant and decided they were too young and irresponsible to be parents. He signed the adoption papers, but he never stopped loving the baby he’d never met. Years passed, success found him, but there was a hole in his heart and life that he knew only one thing could fill. His son.
Sage Breville was stunned to learn her ex-boyfriend was back in town. With him came a rush of memories and questions about the kind of life they could have had if she’d been brave enough to stand up to her parents years ago and raise the child she’d so desperately wanted with the man she loved.
There were some wounds time couldn’t heal, and Sage was convinced there was no way back for them. But did Wes see it her way or was he ready to forgive… and move on?

Young and in love, Sage and Wes' lives took an unexpected turn when Sage found out she was pregnant. Against his wishes, he was essentially forced to sign adoption papers giving their son away before the anger and pain of their actions made it impossible for him to stay in their small hometown. Now 15 years later, in a retrospective mood after the passing of his own father, Wes has decided maybe it's time for some closure and for some old wounds to heal. All roads lead back to Vista Falls and the girl he left behind.

Theirs is a very sweet romance. Even as adults, with so much pain and history between them, they almost act like teenagers when it comes to expressing their feelings for each other. It's actually very endearing. It was a great story about second chances, new relationships, and forgiveness. And like with most great stories you become emotionally invested in the characters, experiencing the highs and lows that come along with facing your past, first loves and wanting to meet the child you gave up.

I've never read this author's work before, but I was so engrossed in the story and felt such a connection with the characters, that I couldn't help but love this book. Once I started I stayed up late in to the night reading. I just could not put it down until I knew what would happen in the next few pages. Those pages turned to a chapter or two, and before I knew it, I had been sitting there for hours, completely lost between the pages. It was beautifully written story that I think everyone should read.



Cheryl Douglas - Author Photo
When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back!
I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber.
It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’
I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.
When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.

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