by Kelly Collins
When Holly McGrath walked into prison, she had a mother, a fiancé, and a career. When she walked out she had nothing. Solely focused on the one thing she thought she could recover, she set her sights on getting her nursing license back. There would be no distractions—or so she believed, then she met Keagan McKinley, he was tall, handsome, and necessary.
Keagan McKinley moved to M and M ranch as a favor to his brother. It was up to him to turn a failed cattle ranch into a thriving horse breeding and boarding facility. Always living in the shadow as a middle child, it was the perfect opportunity to prove his worth. There would be no distractions—or so he thought, then he met Holly McGrath, she was tall, beautiful, and inescapable.
Set Aside is a story about conquest, courage, and conviction. Sometimes, love is found in the softness of blue-green eyes, sometimes in a wounded soul.
“His excuse was like Kool-Aid poured into a wine bottle. The color pleasing but the taste failed."
"Lord if she thought three beers could pickle her liver then I was well on my way to being completely preserved."
"Looking between the two men, I watched to see if fists would fly. No fists, just look that could curl toenails. The tension was as thick as motor oil."
"I sounded as bitchy as a retail worker on Black Friday."
"A kiss said a lot about a person. A quick peck said, 'Hi, you're okay.' A French kiss showed intense interest. When your lips were attracted to each other like a magnet to metal, was when you knew you shared more than raw passion or simple attraction."
"I carried a tune like a blind man with a spear. I stabbed at it but rarely hit my mark."
Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.
Always a romantic, she is inspired by real-time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.
Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.