Excerpt: Dare to Live (Maxwell #5) by S.B. Alexander

Today I am sharing an excerpt with you from Dare to Live (Maxwell #5) by S.B. Alexander! There also is some information about the book and some teaser images!

Title: Dare to Live
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Maybe opposites do attract.

Kody Maxwellโ€™s life has been rooted in grief and death. He tasted love briefly until the girl he loved died suddenly. Determined not to experience that kind of pain again, Kody prefers being alone and writing music. His life goal is to sign with a big-name producer who will take his music to the next level. But lately, heโ€™s been struggling with writerโ€™s block until he encounters a beautiful nurse with the voice of an angel. She brings out feelings he hasnโ€™t experienced in a long time, and that scares the crap out of him. Still, he knows he canโ€™t let her get away. She may have just what he needs to get his juices flowing.

Motorcycle-riding Jessie Ryan loves the thrill of danger and the exhilarating desire for speed. She plays by her own set of rules. But when she discovers she carries the breast cancer gene on the same day she meets the most gorgeous man sheโ€™s ever laid eyes on, she isnโ€™t prepared to face what the future may hold.
As Jessie and Kody begin to form a bond, they learn things about each other and themselves they didnโ€™t see coming. Will they dare to live when fear threatens to stop them?

Dare to Live can be read as a stand alone. Intended for adult audiences.

Dare to Live by S.B. Alexander โ€“ Excerpt:

Kody Maxwell

My phone rang, startling both of us. Mrs. Shear let go of me as I fumbled for my phone in the pocket of my jeans. By the time I plucked it out, the ringing had stopped.
โ€œI should call my dad back.โ€ My dad hardly called when he was working unless he needed something. Maybe he wanted me to bring him lunch. I could go for something to eat. โ€œIt was great to see you.โ€ I hiked my guitar over my shoulder.
Mrs. Shear gave me a quick kiss on the cheek. โ€œTake care of yourself.โ€
Nodding, I hoofed it back to my truck, tapping my dadโ€™s name on my phone. โ€œWhatโ€™s up?โ€
โ€œI need you to get to the hospital.โ€ His voice was sharp, but shaky. โ€œI had to take your mother to the emergency room, and someone needs to sit with Raven.โ€
My hunger pangs turned to nausea as my heart stopped. โ€œIs Mom okay? What happened?โ€ The cemetery narrowed to a pinpoint.
โ€œIโ€™ll explain when you get here.โ€ The phone went dead.
My dad was always the calm one in the family unless the situation involved my mom. I didnโ€™t blame him. My brothers and I were the same when it came to our mom. Sheโ€™d been so fragile after Karen had died, and rightfully so. Sheโ€™d been the one to find her daughter dead on the garage floor.
My guitar bounced on my back as I sprinted the rest of the way to my truck. My mind scrambled, while my insides felt as if someone had taken a knife and carved a hole in my gut.
In a flash, I was driving through the streets of Ashford. Thankfully, the neighborhoods were quiet as I tried not to speed through stop signs. Within ten minutes, I was plowing through the emergency room doors like a bulldozer on steroids, trying to regulate my breathing, which was erraticโ€”and not from running.
The minute I was inside, the scent of cleaning fluid knocked me back a step as I searched the room full of waiting patients. A little boy cried on his motherโ€™s lap. Two people waited in line at the information counter. Doctors sped by with nurses at their sides.

About the Author:
S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, sheโ€™s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. Sheโ€™s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, loves white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. When sheโ€™s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.


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