{{BLOG TOUR & REVIEW}} THE DRIFTER by Kathy Coopmans

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The Drifter by Kathy Coopmans isNOW AVAILABLE!


To the outside world, Kray Brooks had it all growing up.
Wealth. The devoting parents.
The beautiful girlfriend.
Good grades.

All of it a lie, except her. The woman he left behind thirteen years ago to try and achieve his real dream... to become a musician.

Life doesn't always go according to the plan you set out for yourself.
Sometimes, you drift. Become lost, lose hope and crash.

For thirteen years he's been drifting wherever his guitar takes him, avoiding his past. Never thinking of his future.
Not once did he think it would all catch up to him. Until it did.



“You in there or what?” Josh nudges me with his hip. His finger rises up to tap me

on my temple, startling me out of my slumber. I stumble forward, damn near 

tripping over a guitar case that’s sitting on the edge of the sidewalk. 

I should be paying attention to where I’m going.

There are many people here singing and offering up some sort of trick

for money up and down this strip. Only the ones who

can carry a tune catch my wandering eye for more than a second.

Not that they all don’t deserve my attention, but the people who sing have a

raw, natural talent.I become lost in their voices. Attuned. Familiar. 

There’s no sweet, tender, or rough and seductive 

voice close by. Therefore, whoever owns this particular case

isn’t singing, or otherwise I may have pulled Josh to a sudden stop

to listen before tumbling over it like an idiot. “Shit. Sorry about that,” I 

tell the man I notice standing up against the brick wall without looking 

at him.This is what I get for thinking about things I shouldn’t.

“It was my fault,” Josh comments as we both bend down to shove 

the few dollar bills that fell out back into the case. The man behind us

just mumbles something incoherent. I instantly feel worse for

some reason. He’s worked hard for this money. In the heat no less. 

And here I am, scrounging around to make sure I gather it all 

up while assholes walk around me not giving a shit there are two

people squatted down on the sidewalk. They just step around us,

not bothering to offer help. Insensitive assholes. I reach into my

purse and toss a hundred-dollar bill inside the case. 

I know most of these people spend their money on booze and drugs.

I don’t care. Well, I do, really. They should be using it wisely. 

But who am I to judge? I only wish I could have heard him sing

before we walk away. The talent they have is remarkable. 

It’s sad, really, how I enjoy listening to them sing on these

streets for food, a home, or more than likely a fix of alcohol or drugs.

can’t help it; those voices carry me away. Some of them are

truly mesmerizing. Wasted talent on a dirty street. 

I’m sure some are runaways with dreams shattered and hopes burned. 

This is the only way they know how to survive.

The Hollywood record producers should listen to some of these 

talented people instead of shoving their lying butts into the faces of

the fake boob Barbie to either get in her pants or rake her back 

over hot coals, sucking as much money out of her as they can. If only 

the rich would seek out the poor. To lend a hand to those who

only think life has fed them nothing but shit. For these people

to see that no matter how bad your life has been, if given the chance or a 

choice, you can become whoever you want to be, even if

you’re alone doing it. I turn to the man whose face is darkened 

by the way he stands. His face is completely out of my sight with his chin 

tugged down to where it’s almost touching his chest. One black,

shiny-booted foot rests up against the wall. His jeans hang low.

He’s wearing a faded gray t-shirt that, if I’m correct, was black at one 

time. It also looks way too small, because my god, is it tight 

across his massive chest. He has shoulders any woman would love

to reach around and grab as he lies on top of her. I’d give anything 

to see his face. To hear him sing. To observe and dissect his talent.



***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

The minute I heard Kathy had a new book coming out, I got intrigued...When I heard it was a standalone, I was eager to get my hands on it.
This is very different too the other books I have read by her but I loved it!!!
This was an emotional read to say the least so make sure you have alcohol and tissues at the ready. 

At 18 years old Kray carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, His father is demanding and controlling wanting his son to follow in his footsteps and his mother seems indifferent to him. He knows she loves him but just not the way a mother should. The only light in his life is his girlfriend Rori, their love is unconditional and they have dreams for their future, however Kray's father is hell bent on taking everything away from him if he doesn't step up. With him threatening to ruin Rori, Kray makes a choice that he know will haunt him forever and will break their hearts but what else can he do...He wants what is best for her.

Rori may not have the best of everything but she had her mother, Kray and their dreams and that was enough for her...until Kray was gone and all she had was a letter and broken heart. 

13 YEARS LATER...

Rori has mad a life but she is only existing she is yet to live. She is successful but nothing feels the way it should. Moving to a new town to continue helping her business grow, she is shocked by all she finds.

Kray is a Drifter, he sings his songs on the street and makes just enough money to get buy. His thought are full of the love he left behind but its too late to change it now. He tried to make something of himself but was turned away and in the end he couldn't take any more heartache.

One night, Once chance encounter and a second chance...sees this couple reuniting, but has to much gone on?, can they ever move forward?, can Rori forgive?  

USA Today Best-Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

Use whichever one of these you would like babe.

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