Thursday, March 14, 2013

Strong is Sexy Heroine of the Week: Anna Kelly

Title: Forgiving Patience
Author: Jennifer Simpkins
Heroine: Anna Kelly

 Anna Kelly’s innocence was taken from her at just six years old. Not only was she sexually abused by someone who was supposed to protect her, but she had to live with that person for many years and keep the abuse a secret from her mother. Eventually, she broke her silence, but too much emotional damage was done. As she got older, she felt like she would never know what it would feel like to be wrapped in a man’s arms before making love and not want to cringe. At eighteen she felt her only hope was to flee town and make a fresh start somewhere new. But eleven years later, when friendship calls, she returns to her hometown and all the painful memories from her childhood. Showing more strength than she would ever give herself credit for having, she explores a sexual relationship with her high school love.

If you were to ask her, Anna would first blush, and then laugh at being called sexy. Trying to draw attention from a man has never been something she’s set out on doing. But intentional or not, she does cause heads to turn. Her strength to overcome such terrible circumstances is just one of the things that make her undeniably sexy.


Forgiving PatienceAnna Kelly had no intention of returning to her hometown of Patience, Tennessee. At eighteen, feeling powerless from an abusive childhood and heartbroken from her high school sweetheart, she needed to put distance between her and the small town. Now, eleven years later she's invited to her best friend's wedding and has no other choice but to return. Though she feels much stronger the second time around, nothing can prepare her for when she sees her ex again.

After a baseball injury, Jake limped back into Patience, damaged and angry. Throwing himself into remodeling Anna's childhood home has given him purpose again. He is just getting his life back together. He can't risk sending it all back to hell again, but the woman who broke his heart has whipped back into town...and she wants her house back. In hopes of reminding Anna of what she ran away from all those years ago he makes her an offer she can’t refuse—three dates, that have Anna rethinking Patience...and the life she was supposed to have with Jake.

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