It Happened on Maple Street
Tara Taylor Quinn
April 1, 2011
The quintessential good girl with her nose in a book, Tara lived in a sleepy Ohio town. She'd never been kissed when she began college, but that soon changed when she met hunky tennis ace Tim Barney in a Geology class. Tara fell so hard and fast she didn't need a rock on her finger to make the ultimate commitment. But Tim wasn't ready to commit and Tara walked away, knowing she could never recover from the irreparable hurt he was capable of wielding with a wave of his hand.
It was another man's hand who shattered her trust and took her innocence on one fateful night. And yet another man she laid cold beside in a loveless marriage-of-convenience bed. Yes, bad things happened after Tara broke up with Tim at his parent's house on Maple Street. Very bad things that she hid within the open pages of the romance novels she would become famous for writing. These were stories of love overcoming seemingly unbeatable odds and yet Tara Taylor Quinn couldn't hold her own sad marriage together.
But when an email message suddenly upends her world, the past is brought into shocking focus. The message is from Tim Barney. Does she remember him—the guy from college whose heart she broke? He's never forgotten her.
Plunged into a plot twist beyond her own imaginings, Tara has to discover if love can be as real as the kind she writes about. Is it possible that after years of emotional isolation, she may finally embrace a happily-ever-after of her own?