Pause by Kylie Scott–Blog Tour

Pause, an all new emotional friends-to-lovers romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available now!

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.

Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.

Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

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Excerpt

Leif Larsen lives in a big old brown brick building with a sprawling dogwood out front in a cool urban neighborhood. No one answers when I press the buzzer. But according to the details on the scrap of paper the nurse gave me, I’ve got the right place. 

What to do? 

The rational response would be to give up and go home. Because hiding out in my childhood bedroom has worked out great so far (and this would be sarcasm). It’s been months since I left the house for anything other than a medical appointment. Weeks since I’ve heard from any friends. Right on cue, my cell buzzes inside my tan Coach purse. I don’t bother to look. Mom requests proof of life every hour on the hour. Not even dinner at the country club can distract her, apparently. Her parental concern for me is well past claustrophobic.

My hand clenches the iron railing against a gust of unseasonably warm evening wind. It’s been a while since I stopped using a mobility aid, but things can still feel tricky. The whole damn world does, if I’m being honest. So many things I took for granted have now been turned upside down. 

This is the problem with living the supposed dream. With having an airtight plan for your life. Meet Prince Charming and marry him. Find the perfect job. Only problem is, if something goes wrong, when reality smacks you upside the head and sends you reeling, then there’s no system for putting the pieces back together. There’s no Plan B because it never occurred to you that you’d need one. A lack of imagination on my part, perhaps.

A motorcycle pulls up to the curb and it’s like everything happens in slow motion. Something about this long, lean man just makes time want to stand still. A denim-clad leg is swung over the back of the iron beast. A helmet is removed and shoulder-length hair tumbles free. High cheekbones and perfect lips are framed by stubble and all I can do is stare.

I don’t know if I’m intimidated or turned on or what.

“Can I help y . . .” he begins. There’s the faintest spark of recognition in his eyes.

I continue to stand there frozen.

“Fuck me,” he mutters, stalking closer. His gaze slides over me from top to toe, lingering on the small scars on my left cheek from the glass. There’s no attempt made to hide his curiosity. “It’s really you.”

Nichelle the nurse described him as being a nice young man. Nothing more. Certainly nothing that would prepare me for this. And I dispute “nice.” Ripped denim, battered leather, and a Harley-Davidson motorbike are not nice.

“Never seen you conscious before,” he says, getting even closer.

I just blink.

From beneath the collar and cuffs of his leather jacket emerge colorful tattoos. Lots of them. Blue waves and black letters. Red flames and white flowers. The man is a walking, talking piece of art. My parents would be horrified. Ryan too, for that matter. Not that any of their opinions matter. I need to forge my own path. Go my own way.

“How did you find me?” he asks with a faint frown.

“Oh. Ah.” I smooth down the front of my pale blue midi-length linen summer dress. My dark hair is slicked back in a low ponytail and my makeup is simple but perfect. It’s nice having some things I can control. “One of the nurses from the ICU told me about you and I wanted to come say thank you. But maybe an apology would be more in order?”

For a moment he pauses, then he asks, “Do you want to come in?”

Good question. The fact is, I don’t know. Nor do I know how to do this. Something made obvious when my mouth opens, but nothing comes out. So much nothing for such a length of time that it’s beyond embarrassing. Dammit. Whatever it is I came here looking for, it wasn’t this. Him. Whatever.

“We’ve never properly met, have we?” He holds out his big hand. “Hi, I’m Leif.”

“Anna.” 

While I’m tentative, he shows no such reserve. Strong, warm fingers enfold my own stiff and cold ones. There’s no attempt at a dominating handshake or groping. He gives my hand a squeeze, just the one gentle squeeze, before setting me free. 

“I’d say it’s nice to meet you, but that would be weird.” He grins conspiratorially and oh my God. Everything low in my stomach wakes up and takes notice. Shame on my lady parts, but the chemical pull of the man is ridiculous. It takes me a minute to remember that I’m a married woman. Mostly. Well, somewhat anyway. I certainly have no business smiling at him like I am. My life is messed up enough without adding a crush. Perhaps it’s in reaction to me, I don’t know, but the mirth disappears and his gaze becomes serious. A little bleak even. “I still have nightmares about that day, you know?”

“I’m sorry.”

“Not your fault.”

“I shouldn’t have come.”

“Don’t, Anna. Don’t look like that. I didn’t tell you to hurt you or make you uncomfortable. I was just . . . sharing.” His expression changes again, a more subdued smile taking the place of the brief hint of trauma. Then he suddenly winks at me all flirty like. I don’t know how to react. I can barely keep up. The man is a whirlwind. “Want to come in and have a beer with me?”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes.”

“I just . . . I don’t want to remind you of things you’d rather—”

“I want you to come inside. I wouldn’t have asked otherwise.”

A drink with a pretty wild man that I have a strange sort of history with or a swift return to safety and boredom? I don’t overthink it. I don’t even hesitate. “Then yes, Leif. I’d love to.”

About Kylie Scott
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Ruthless Noble by Alley Ciz–Review

Alley Ciz did not disappoint, nor hold back. Ruthless Noble was everything I wanted, expected, and needed.

This ending for Savvy and Jasper was not an easy one. It was full of twists and turns, shock, disbelief, the deeper insight of love between Savvy and Jasper and many ‘no way’ coming from my mouth.

I fell in love with BFF Tessa. Her character was rip roaring hilarious! She may be tiny, but Tessa be fierce!! Alley’s story writing was amazing as she entwined Savvy and Jasper with the Royals and UofJ characters! I highly recommend the Savage Queen/Ruthless Noble duet. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

**Hey Alley…feel free to write a follow up book for these three books, maybe a Christmas book. **

Ask An Author and New Release: Ruthless Noble by Alley Ciz

In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you may not have heard about the newest release to hit the book world! LRuthless Noble by Alley Ciz is book 2 in a duet about Savvy King and Jasper Noble. **See my review at the end.**

Now, onto the lady of the hour, Alley Ciz.

In honor of Alley Ciz and her newest release, Ruthless Noble, she was generous enough to do a little Q & A

𝗡𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭) 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 (𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼) 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝘆.⁣

I would just want to live in a Rebecca Jenshak book to hang out with all her characters⁣

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴?⁣

I love music. All my books have playlists to them. Sometimes I need to listen to a certain song when working on a scene, but usually it’s all kinds of random stuff. But sometimes that backfires—like when I start to dance party on my couch to Britney⁣

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻? 𝗜𝗳 𝘀𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝗼? 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹.⁣

I have a few that are my favorites, so it’s hard to pick just one so let’s just go with my most recent Savvy. She’s so fierce and sarcastic, I loved how she didn’t back down from anything. I like to write strong heroines, but she might be my most badass—and that’s saying something.⁣

𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗯𝗲?⁣

There’s no way I would be able to contain myself to just 3 questions, I know me lol. I would sit there with a gel pen and one of my five-million notebooks and just ramble them out until they were like “get this crazy person away from me”⁣

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆?⁣

When the rest of the house goes to sleep and it’s just me and Buke up while I write.⁣

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱?⁣

Yes. My brain is filled with too many people that don’t know how to stay in their lane.⁣

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲⁣

There is no perfect hero/heroine that’s what makes character driven stories so addicting. I love a wide range too, the crazy possessive alphas to the swoony cinnamon rolls. I like them all⁣

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 +/𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆?⁣

Bahahaha, I can’t even take this seriously⁣

𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:⁣
𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂.⁣

That I can be the shyest, most awkward people person ever

A ps and just ramble them out until they were like “get this crazy person away from me”⁣

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆?⁣

When the rest of the house goes to sleep and it’s just me and Buke up while I write.⁣

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱?⁣

Yes. My brain is filled with too many people that don’t know how to stay in their lane.⁣

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲⁣

There is no perfect hero/heroine that’s what makes character driven stories so addicting. I love a wide range too, the crazy possessive alphas to the swoony cinnamon rolls. I like them all⁣

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 +/𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆?⁣

Bahahaha, I can’t even take this seriously⁣

𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:⁣
𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂.⁣

That I can be the shyest, most awkward people person ever

         MY REVIEW

Thank you Alley for your time!!

Ask An Author–Kristy Marie–June 2021

In honor of Kristy’s first day as a Full-time author, let’s get to know her and her books a little better. While some of you may ask, ‘who is Kristy Marie’, there are others saying, ‘what do you mean you haven’t heard of Kristy Marie’. Well, I’m here to hopefully answer that question and give you another author to read and follow.

In a quick and concise paragraph, here’s her official bio:

‘Kristy Marie is an international bestselling author who loves writing witty heroines and temperamental heroes. She is also a ‘six-pack of abs’ biggest fan. When Kristy isn’t writing, she’s being a total dude and screaming at the TV while watching baseball. Go Braves!’

Kristy started her self-publishing writing career with, Commandeer, a friends to lovers sports romance with Theo and Anniston. Since then she has developed a whole world of characters within this Commandeer in Briefs military world. With that, let’s find out a little more about Kristy, her writing, and the band of characters that she deals with.

What are 5 things you would have on your bucket list?

This question is tough. I don’t even know why. I guess I’m just not very adventurous. *Hangs head in shame* But I’ll try.

  1. I’d like to see a pipeline tournament on the North Shore
  2. I want to be brave and try acupuncture.
  3. I’d like to meet the Braves players and see their locker room. J
  4. I’d love to buy a beach house—you know if I ever hit the lottery.
  5. I want a jet ski. (Totally not a bucket list thing, but I want two, so I can beat my husband in a race when we’re old and bored.)

If you could visit five (5) places you have never been, where would you go and why?

So this is probably going to sound strange, but I’m not a traveler. I find such peace at home or close by, like the lake. But I do enjoy the beach and have visited many states on the East Coast. Four places (because I can’t think of five) I’d like to see one day eventually are: Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, and California. I’d love to see all the beauty of Hawaii and see the pipeline tournament on the North Shore. Alaska just seems like a dream, and my husband is stupid giddy about visiting it one day. So most of my excitement comes from seeing him act ridiculous about a place with 24 hours of daylight, snow, and bears. Colorado because obviously, they have the best scenery from a hot tub. And California because I want to be a total tourist and see everything Hollywood.

When you are writing an emotionally draining (or sexy, or sad, etc.) scene, how do you get in the mood/mindset?

Writing emotionally draining scenes are brutal. Most of the time, I save them for bad days where I feel tired and emotionally strained for whatever reason. It sounds counterintuitive, but it isn’t. When I’m one comment away from crying, I add an emotional song and poof! The words (and tears) just flow.

Tell us about your first published book? What was the journey like?

All my life, I’ve written. Back then, it was just certain characters and the scenes in my head. It was my outlet. Whenever I felt lonely, sad, bored, I would get out my pen and paper and create a different world.

I grew up as an only child with a single parent who worked long hours to provide. We had no cable, phones, or internet and lived twenty minutes from the nearest town. I had to create fun, and since I’m not very keen on sweating, I chose to write wild and entertaining characters to keep me smiling on those lonely summer days when school wasn’t in.

This habit carried over into my adult life. When things were tough, I pulled out the paper. I had gone through a divorce, and when I was dating my current husband, he asked me why I never wrote an entire story. I waved him off, making every excuse I could think of: I wasn’t a writer. I was playing around. People would never read it. I didn’t graduate high school—didn’t finish college. Writers were these brilliant, cultured, and educated people.

I was none of those things.

My husband disagreed and suggested I try it, even if I never published. I’m competitive, and he knew it and so weeks later, I kept thinking about writing an entire novel, and one scene turned into five, and before I knew it, I had half a book and pen name ready to go.

I was inspired—challenged.

Then I made a friend (Hey, Jessica!) in the book world and eventually built enough courage and asked her to read a little of what I had written. She did and I was so excited that I wrote the rest of the story a couple of months later.

After that, I found an editor, a cover designer and googled everything I could about self-publishing. Jessica was an angel and asked her friends to give my story a shot and gathered several arc readers for me.

Then I hit publish.

So many things happened after that.

Excitement.

Disappointment.

Failure.

But what stood out the most? Determination.

I learned I could do this. I could be an author. I could write another story better than this one. I could hone my craft and learn to be a better writer. I could stomach criticism when presented kindly. I could learn ads and the business of self-publishing.

I COULD DO IT.

And so I did.

Commander, the first book I ever published, is still one of my bestselling novels. I’ve built an entire world around that first book.

Is it perfect? No.

Could I pull it and redo it now that I’ve learned more? Sure.

But I won’t because that book is my proof that a small-town girl with a GED wrote a book with no education on the matter—just her heart.

That girl chased a dream she thought she’d never had.

She made it in all the ways that mattered.

Have any of your books been made into audiobooks? If so, what are the challenges in producing an audiobook?

All of my books have audio (two are still in production). I’ll admit with the first few, I had no idea what to do or how to go about making audio happen, but I had a great publicist who helped me get started. Now I produce my own audio, which is a lot more time-consuming and expensive. But the biggest challenge is mainly schedules for narrators and the production budget. Both are things I’m able to work through, though, reminding myself that I’m just grateful that I’m able to do this daily.

Does one of your main characters (any book) hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?

Absolutely. Theo, the main character in my Commander in Briefs Series, will always be my man. He’s been the character I wrote about when I was just tinkering and writing standalone scenes. Honestly, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to write other characters. Theo comes so easily, and when I suffered the loss of my mother at seventeen, he was the voice—the hero—in my head and on paper that made me feel like I wasn’t alone and still had family, even if he was imaginary.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about? OR How many plot ideas are just waiting to be written? Can you tell us about one?

Oh wow. I see you saved the hard questions for last. As far as plots waiting to be written, I have dozens—literally. They are often tropes or vague ideas that I’m unsure how I want to use until the right book or characters come along.

Currently, I’m working on a new romcom releasing this summer. You might have heard of the hero in one of my previous books. Cooper Lexington? Maverick Lexington’s little brother. He was in high school back then, but not now. Now, he’s all man, angry and annoyed with the one who thinks she got away. Their story is hilarious, heartfelt, and has several cameos of your favorites. *Cough cough—Maverick and Ainsley. *Cough chough—Aspen and Bennett.

It’s due out this summer, so keep your eyes and ears open!

Favorite quote (does not matter the source)

I have so many, but recently, as my life has gone through so many changes that this quote is the one I have framed on my desk.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “Why did you doubt?” Matthew 14: 29-31

Every day I want to remind myself that I got out of the boat and stepped out on faith. If I fall, I know God will reach out and save me. Fear and doubt do not control me anymore.

How many bookshelves are in your house?

Oh gosh, I have floor-to-ceiling bookcases in my office and then three bookcases in my bedroom. It’s ridiculous, and the dusting is such a buzz kill.

If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be, and what would you cook (and Chris Hemsworth does not count)?

Ha-ha. Umm… Can we eat out at this dinner? I don’t want to do any cleanup. Seriously though, I’d say my readers. These are women I talk to every day on social media that I’ve grown to love. I can’t wait to see them in person and hug them and have the most awkward conversations.

Tell us 5 things that most people do not know about you.

I rarely call my children by their real names. I love nicknames—the cringier, the better.

I have eight calendars and even more planners—yet I’m never on time.

Routinely, I hide in the house and scare my kids just to keep them on their toes.

When I’m stressed writing a book, I will watch Humor Bagel on YouTube and laugh until I cry. I won’t tell you what he does, but it amuses the twelve-year-old boy in me.

I hate seafood. All of it. If it looks at the ocean, I won’t eat it. Heart-healthy or not, I can’t take the smell.

Bonus Question:

What is a secret indulgence of yours? Talent?

I love soaking in the bath. For EVERYTHING.

Stressed? Tub.

Upset? Tub.

Happy? You guessed it. Tub.

Like I will literally toss in a bath bomb and write in there for hours. I call it my aquatic office. It drives my husband crazy, but he’s learned to live with this crazy side of me.

Thank y’all for taking the time to read and learn about Kristy Marie. If you’ve made it this far, this is where an alternate cover of Rebellious is being given away. That’s right, it’s a GIVEAWAY (US only). Go check out my IG post, @lagerlefsebookblog, to enter.

Thank you Kristy for your time and giving us a little peek at the women behind the computer screen. Sincerely from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!