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Authors: Tiana Laveen

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In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time

Written By: Tiana Laveen

Edited by: Natalie G. Owens

Cover Design: Travis Pennington

Cover Model: Nicholas Simoes

Photographer: William Geran



Tick tock…

Officer Nick Vitale has worked his way up to becoming one of the most-respected and talented cops in Brooklyn, New York. Yet, for many years, he has harbored a destructive secret. When he witnesses a horrific murder-suicide that rattles him to the core, he finally realizes he has reached rock bottom. In a last ditch effort to help himself and turn his life around, he seeks professional assistance, fully aware his time is running out.

A doll with a beating heart…

Taryn Jones is a mystery who wastes no time with putting Nick in his place during their awkward first meeting. The world-renowned supermodel is battling her own demons, yet, in healing herself, she also finds time to be a bright ray of sunshine for others in need. She dives headfirst into her therapy, determined to succeed, and reaches deep within to find the inner strength required to start afresh and pursue her new dreams.

When Beauty meets Beast, the unthinkable happens…

Nick and Taryn forge a strong friendship built on respect and restraint, until their control slips and sparks fly. Through the challenges of their respective addictions and the dark shadows of their past, they find the joy of nourishing the seeds of a love they can no longer deny.

Time is running out…

Nick works hard to gain the trust of his colleagues, while Taryn strives to find her own way in the beginning stages of a new endeavor. This is the time of reckoning, when temptation and doubt rear their ugly heads to awaken old pain and fears. In this race toward redemption, will Nick and Taryn’s hearts and lives be saved in the nick of time?

This is a two-part book. Part 1 and Part 2 are
included in this one book.
There is
no additional book to purchase or wait for
, no worries regarding cliffhangers. (Hence, the reason for the total length of this novel.)

Copyright © 2015 by Tiana Laveen

Kindle Edition

All rights reserved.

Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 (five) years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

Names, characters and incidents depicted in this book are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and beyond the intent of the author or the publisher.

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

IN OTHER WORDS: If you do any of the above, the karma bus is waiting for you. If you steal this author’s work and illegally loan and/or share it, request illegal/free copies online and/or in printed version, you are no better than a burglar that breaks into someone’s house while you think they are away. You are a criminal. A thief. A cheat. You don’t work for free, so why should authors?! WE WORK HARD. SHOW SOME APPRECIATION.


This book contains topics that are adult in nature. There is a gratuitous amount of profanity. There are adult themes/topics that cover a gamut of subjects, including but not limited to: heavy drug usage, narcotic dependency/chemical addiction, graphic depictions of sexual acts/sexual intimacy, mental illness, sexual deviancy, physical violence, illness, and rampant illegal activities.

Please be advised.


This book is dedicated to the caring men and women who fight on the front line to protect civilians and ‘common folk’, such as myself, during our day-to-day lives. I am speaking about our military, EMS, police and fire personnel. There is an abundance of abuse of power going on globally in regards to the people that are in a position of power, people that we are supposed to be able to trust. Much of it stems from/ pertains directly to racial and economic profiling and discrimination, as well as a systematic lack of understanding and compassion for human life. It has caused severe damage in day-to-day relationships, fueled by a lack of trust, thus, creating a hostile environment for all involved.

However, there are some excellent police officers who treat the people they encounter like human beings, with deference, regardless of their race and/or socio-economic status, and these men and women deserve respect. They have earned the public’s confidence due to their abilities and empathy towards others and should not be judged based on those who have shown otherwise. These men and women continue to uphold their job—which is to protect and serve. To the Nick Vitales of the world, the cops who love their job, do it well and with respect and integrity—I salute you.

Table of Contents

Title Page


Copyright Page



Love Letter to my Readers

Part I

A Word from Our Hero


Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Part II

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

Chapter Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Five

Chapter Thirty-Six

Chapter Thirty-Seven

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