Release Day: Beautiful Lies by Sharlay + Excerpt



Beautiful Lies (Beautiful Lies #1) by Sharlay




After a tragic accident Paige Carter has spent the last year of her life falling in love with a man named Taylor.

But there are two huge problems...

One...She is already in a relationship with her boyfriend Rick.

Two...Taylor doesn't exist outside of the dreams in her head...



“I’m here,” I whisper.
“Yes, Taylor?”
I hear a groan and then I feel movement. My eyes snap open and reality hits me like a ton of bricks. I sit up, clutching on to the sheets on my bed and stare at him. He is sat on the edge of the bed staring at me. His eyes are sad. I did that.
“Sorry to disappoint,” he says softly.
“I’m sorry,” I whisper but he’s already walking away. He’s leaving the room.
“Rick, I’m sorry,” I mutter to his back.
I lie back down and stare at the ceiling in frustration. I look over at the clock. 2:33 am. I was dreaming...again. The same heartbreaking feeling fills my stomach and I feel sick. It was just a dream. Taylor isn’t real.
I slide my feet over the side of the bed. I go in search of Rick. When I find him he’s sat on the loveseat in the living room. It’s dark and I can just about make out his face. I stroll, haltingly toward the seat in front of him. I sit down and close my eyes. Five silent minutes pass. I listen to the wind blowing outside of the window and the creaks of our home in the silence of the night. Even the sound of my own beating heart fills my ears as we sit silently. I slowly open my eyes and just stare at him. I don’t know what to say, I never do.
“I’m sorry-”
“Don’t,” it’s a quiet but stern reply. “I can’t listen to you telling me that it’s not your fault again. I’m tired of it, Paige.”
“But it’s the truth. I didn’t ask for this anymore than you did,” I whisper.
“It’s been a year, Paige. A whole year and you’re fantasizing about some other man-”
“They’re not fantasies, Rick, they are dreams.”
“What’s the difference?”
“The difference is I didn’t choose this. Just like you, I didn’t choose it. You think that I enjoy watching you suffer like this?”
“No, but I think that you love him.” My body goes cold and I feel sick. I feel tingles in my hands and feet and I want to run out of the room. “Do you?” He continues.
“Why are you doing this?”
“Answer the question, Paige.”
“Rick, I love you. Please don’t do this...”
“Do you love him? Yes or no?”
“Rick, I can’t. This isn’t fair and you know it. This isn’t going to solve anything-”
“Answer the question!”
“Yes!” I scream before I even realize what I am saying.
He gets up.
“Rick, wait, please,” I can feel the warm tears racing down my cheeks as I follow behind him.
“I’m sleeping in here tonight,” he says as he enters the doorway of the spare bedroom.
“Rick, I’m sorry, I...” I can’t find the right words.
“We’ll talk in the morning. I can’t do this now, please,” his eyes are pleading with me and I can see his heart breaking before my very eyes. I nod before he gently closes the door.



Author of Romance Books with a twist...

Sharlay is a British author who released her first book, PRETEND in 2012 following it's huge success after uploading it in draft form to the free and popular writing site, Wattpad. After the book received millions of views (to date the book has exceeded 8 million views) and became a finalist in the site's annual contest, fans wanted to know where they could obtain the paperback and ebook version. This began Sharlay's journey as a self published author.

Sharlay is also one of the very few authors with a single pen name. At heart she is a storyteller and loves to write in any genre but always loves to include an element of romance. Her books have fallen into the Young Adult and New Adult romance genre and will most definitely give you a HEA.

Sharlay loves her family, friends, amazing readers and God. She is extremely blessed and privileged to be living her dream!

When Sharlay is not busy talking to the characters inside her head then you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or her website...talking about the characters inside her head with the awesome readers that she loves to connect with!



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