Read Untimely You Online

Authors: K Webster

Tags: #novel

Untimely You

BOOK: Untimely You
2.42Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads

 

Untimely You

Copyright © 2016 K Webster

 

Editing: Prema Romance Editing

Formatting: Champagne Formats

Cover Design: K Webster

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This book contains material protected under International and Federal Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorized reprint or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by an information and retrieval system without express written permission from the Author/Publisher.

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright

Books by Author K Webster

Epigraph

Dedication

 

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Epilogue

 

Playlist

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Books by
Author K Webster

 

 

T
HE
B
REAKING THE
R
ULES
S
ERIES:

Broken (Book 1)

Wrong (Book 2)

Scarred (Book 3)

Mistake (Book 4)

Crushed (Book 5 – a novella)

 

T
HE
V
EGAS
A
CES
S
ERIES:

Rock Country (Book 1)

Rock Heart (Book 2)

Rock Bottom (Book 3)

 

T
HE
B
ECOMING
H
ER
S
ERIES:

Becoming Lady Thomas (Book 1)

Becoming Countess Dumont (Book 2)

Becoming Mrs. Benedict (Book 3
)

 

Alpha & Omega

Omega & Love

 

W
AR
&
P
EACE
S
ERIES

This is War, Baby (part one)

This is Love, Baby (part two)

 

Z
EKE
& E
DEN
S
ERIES

Zeke’s Eden (The Beginning)

 

S
TANDALONE
N
OVELS

Apartment 2B

Love and Law

Moth to a Flame

Erased

The Road Back to Us

Give Me Yesterday

Running Free

Dirty Ugly Toy
(Dark Romance)

B-Sides and Rarities (Anthology)

Sweet Jayne

Untimely You (Standalone Novel)

 

Blue Hill Blood
by Elizabeth Gray (Standalone Novel)

 

 

 

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope,

against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

– Charles Dickens,
Great Expectations

 

 

 

To my handsome hubby, it always was and always will be you.

 

 

The past…

 

T
hey say your life flashes before your eyes when you’re about to die. And mine was full of mistakes.
Flash.
Worked too much.
Flash.
Drank too much.
Flash.
Didn’t tell her she was beautiful enough.
Flash.
My life with my wife and son should have been a glorious flipbook of laughter and beautiful memories.

It wasn’t.

Now, as the seconds drag out into an almost halted pace, I inspect each flash of my life—carefully and under a microscope. I could have done better. When Damien begged me to play baseball with him, I could have set my laptop down and spent those precious moments with my only son. When Chrissy asked me to replace the light bulb in our closet a hundred times, I could have stopped what I was doing and taken the three seconds to change it. When they wanted me to come home early from work for once instead of chasing the next big deal, I should have dropped everything for them.

Life should have been better.

For them.

And now, in the blink of an eye, it’s ending. There’ll be no turning back—no fixing things. There will be no more time with the two people I love most in this world.

The honk of the eighteen-wheeler screams at me as we’re engulfed in his headlights. With the announcement of his rapid arrival, the seconds find their way out of the molasses and free fall in the air at breakneck speed.

We shouldn’t have been driving tonight.

News forecasters warned us, and yet I wanted her to see
The Nutcracker
at the ballet anyway—a production she danced in many times before Damien came along. Tonight was supposed to be a family treat. A new Christmas tradition.

We’ll be fine,
I promised her.

It’s just a little snow,
I assured her.

Yet, the moment my tires lost traction on a black sheet of ice, I knew.

Life, which had seemingly just begun for us, was now screeching to a literal crashing halt.

My hand reaches for hers as I shout to both of them.

“I’m sorry!”

The impact steals the light in both my eyes and heart.

Gone.

Forever.

 

“B
ernice Noble?” the woman on the other end of the line questions when I answer.

BOOK: Untimely You
2.42Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads

Other books

Girl Unknown by Karen Perry
Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
1 The Underhanded Stitch by Marjory Sorrell Rockwell
The Tycoon Meets His Match by Barbara Benedict
Lori Austin by When Morning Comes
Death Benefits by Robin Morgan
Sharks by AnnChristine
The Accident by Kate Hendrick
In the Still of the Night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis