Title: Broken Truth
Author: Beth Ashworth
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Publication Date: November 15th, 2013
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Life for Charlotte (Charlie) Harris couldn’t be any better at this moment in time. She has her dream job, she has the extremely wealthy knight in shining armour and she has the best friends a girl could ever ask for. On paper, the beautiful world unfolding at her feet almost appears too good to be true for a working class girl from Manchester right?
But what happens when you gloss over the statistics and realise that the happy bubble you have been living in for the past fifteen months has all been a twisted, torturous path of lies? What if you realised that the person you loved wasn’t who they claimed to be any longer?
With the once sacred and happy memories now turned into hatred and despair, Charlie must now follow her instincts to either forget her past and move on or force the hand that holds the cards to her life to reshuffle the deck before it leads onto the twisted future that lies in store.
What will she choose?
Can she forgive and forget for the only man her heart has ever loved?
Beth Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1990, but shortly moved to the modest city of Coventry where she was raised and still resides now.
As a vivid reader from a very early age, Beth has always been keen to put her words onto paper. As a child she was always found with either a book in her hand, a pen and notepad or a computer games controller.
Starting off by initially writing alternate endings to her favourite Jacqueline Wilson books from around the age of ten, Beth has continued to grow and love her passion for books.
Eventually, after many unfinished books and short stories, she finally decided to follow her passion and write books that she hopes people will love.
When she isn't reading or writing, Beth loves to spend time with her husband and friends
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Wow, is all I can say about Broken Truth. I really enjoyed the story a lot.
like all of the characters as well, which is not very common. The only
character I had issues with was Claire. I couldn't stand Claire from the
moment I met her, but if you read this story you will understand that,
that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Okay, now on to the story.
Broken Truth starts out a Charlie being a waitress struggling to make
ends meet to pay off her debt with she is working as an apprentice at
her dream job. One late night Callum comes strolling into the
restaurant. Callum's mere presence affects Charlie and she does not like
it. She makes an extra attempt to avoid him the rest of her shift. When
Charlie is leaving for the night she is startled to find Callum outside
waiting for her. He makes his move, and the story fast forwards to 13
Charlie couldn't be any happier with her life
especially since she is spending it with the man of her dreams. Her
forever, so to speak. What she did not predict is that all things are
not always as they seem. After a spontaneous trip to go surprise her man
causes her whole world to come crashing down. Charlie is devastated
because she soon learns that the past 15 months of her life has been
nothing but a lie. One day she has everything and the next instant the
rug is swooped from under her. Charlie vows that she will move on and
start her life fresh even though she is suffering from a broken heart.
Callum on the other hand has plans of his own and he is not ready to let
Charlie go. Can Charlie handle the truth and what Callum is hiding from
her? Can true love overcome all obstacles or will fate part their paths
for good? All I know is that I highly recommend that you read Broken
Truth to find out their fate. It is a plot twisting thrill ride.
Copyright 2013 Broken Truth – Beth Ashwor
“I know you’re watching me, Baby.” The groggy sound of his voice startled her somewhat.
Composing herself, Charlie smiled. “No, I’m not.”
He grinned sleepily before brilliant blue eyes opened and met her stare. “I think you are,” he murmured.
Her heart began to flutter repeatedly as their eyes continued to stare at one another. It was always like this between them, this playful yet sizzling chemistry that Charlie hoped they would never lose. “So what are you going to do about it then?” she challenged with a smirk.
Raising his eyebrows slightly, he gave her a look that practically melted her insides to a puddle of goo. Licking her lips seductively, Charlie continued tracing her fingers across his stomach, enjoying the feel of his skin blazing beneath her touch.
“Are you teasing me, Baby?” he asked with a hint of amusement. Lifting both of his arms to rest behind his head, Charlie watched as he tensed the muscles in his abdomen, defining the already ridged muscles further.
She knew he was playing dirty, but she also knew that she could play dirtier. It was definitely time for her to up her game she decided as she removed her hand from his body and placed it on her left thigh. Very gently, she ran her fingertips from the top of her leg to the bottom. His eyes widened as he watched her fingers pursue an unrelenting path over her soft skin until she stopped at the juncture of her thighs.
Copyright 2013 Broken Truth – Beth Ashworth
The apartment’s intercom system buzzed noisily, jolting Charlie from her thoughts. Jumping up from her position at the breakfast bar, she hurried towards the intercom phone on the opposite side of the kitchen.
“Hi John, is he here?” she practically squealed, bouncing up and down on the balls of her feet.
“Yes, Miss Harris. His electronic fob has just been used on the underground garage. He should be with you shortly,” he replied.
“Thanks John,” Charlie said as she disconnected the call and placed the phone back on to the wall receiver.
Knowing Callum was mere minutes away, she moved swiftly through the apartment to wait by the private penthouse lift. Fidgeting nervously with her hands, she watched as the numbers on the panel steadily increased through the floors of the building. Growing more and more impatient, she eventually heard the heart stopping ding of the doors opening and Callum’s smooth and sensual voice as it echoed across the marbled foyer.
“Damn, Baby,” he growled, running an appreciative eye over her body as he entered the foyer. “You look absolutely gorgeous.”
With a little squeal of excitement, Charlie found herself rushing straight into Callum’s open and waiting arms. His firm and strong grasp held her body tightly against his as his mouth dipped low to claim her lips in a ferocious and practically starved kiss.
She felt his hands slowly drift down the length of her back to cup her bottom, before he squeezed tightly to encourage her to wrap her legs around his waist. She complied silently, raising one leg to his hip so that Callum could lift her effortlessly against him.
Sliding her hands to lock around the nape of his neck for support, Charlie gasped at the feel of his erection straining against the material of his trousers.
Twenty Fun Facts about Beth Ashworth
1. My friends and work colleagues think that I am THE laziest person on the planet. Seriously... I don’t like to do anything.
2. I swear like an absolute trooper. Leave your politeness at the door in my house...
3. I carry my Kindle wherever I go. You never know when you are going to be delayed right?
4. I have a VERY sweet tooth. (Two root canals at 23... Ouch!)
5. I’m terrified of the dentist.
6. I’m also terrified of spiders.
7. Did I mention heights as well?
8. My now Husband and I had a long distance relationship for over a year before he finally moved in with me. (Five years together and still as strong as day one!)
always a dream of mine to own a pair of Christian Louboutins. Now I have had
them over a year and I am too scared to wear them. The red is too pretty!
10. I am part of the most amazing group of girls. My Smut Sisters are my besties and I love them! Within the small group of us, we bring authors, readers and bloggers together. We talk, we laugh, we support, we beta read, we gossip and we watch porn together. (Seriously... we are now past the point of no return)
11. Video games are my obsession. I kick arse at Call of Duty... For real!
12. Justin Timberlake is my boo <3 span="">3>
13. As much as I love top 40 hits and big music artists, I am also a huge fan of K-POP. Girls’ Generation, SHINee, 2NE1, EXO, 2pm... Love! Love! Saranghae!
still have an unhealthy obsession with Christian Grey.
15. I have a twitter, but I’m not as hooked with it as I am Facebook.
16. Twinkies and Mountain Dew are craved daily.
17. I hate tea and coffee... bleh!
my first book was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.
20. I get over emotional at practically everything. Books, films and television programmes can have me in tears with the slightest of things. I need to learn to suck it up... I know.
So before I let you loose with a deleted scene from Broken Truth, there are a couple of things I wanted to mention to you first.
- This scene will contain spoilers. If you haven’t yet finished the book then I wouldn’t recommend reading this scene until afterwards.
- The ending to Broken Truth was completely changed following beta feedback. As you will understand from the below scene, things could have been very different for Charlie and Callum.
*Spoiler* - Now this is the opening to the old chapter thirty-one. It followed on from Marco’s introduction of the new International Operations Director at the very end of chapter thirty... It was Callum.
Deleted Scene from Broken Truth
Copyright © 2013 Beth Ashworth