Character Profile: Taylor Hastings-Reed (The Blake Boys Series)

           Taylor Hastings Reed Banner


          “Speaking of, I got a belated birthday card from Taylor the other day.”

          “Really?  What is she up to these days?”  Morgan raised an eyebrow.  Talk about a blast from the past.  She didn’t think they still kept in touch.

    – Jared & Morgan – The Final Play

Name:                 Dr. Taylor Hastings-Reed

Occupation:      Neurosurgeon

 Ex-Wife of:       Jared Reed         

Where I Live:     Chicago, Illinois


      Being a doctor keeps me plenty busy but that doesn’t stop me from contemplating the road not taken.  I haven’t seen my ex, Jared, since the divorce was finalized but he’s been on my mind lately.  Sometimes I forget why we broke up.  Ah, that’s right.  He said I was selfish and I told him he was too attached to his family.  The Reeds are very nice but I never felt like I fit in. It’s no secret Morgan and I never clicked but I did enjoy talking to Sydney and Alicia.  

      Mutual friends of ours say he’s really busy with his architecture firm.  There was a time when I worried about him. Things didn’t end well and I thought he’d retreat into himself.  He was always so serious and kept things bottled inside. That was one of the things I found absolutely maddening about him.  But I hear through the grapevine that he’s dating again.  Nothing serious, but he bounced back faster than I thought he would. 

         I sent Jared a birthday card in The Final Play. I knew that would get his attention.  I don’t like dwelling on the past but there are days when I could kick myself for letting him go.  That’s why I settled in Chicago.  There was no way I was going to run into him there.  I’ll be seeing my ex-husband in Stranded in Paradise.  I hope he’s ready to see me.  We have a lot of catching up to do.

See you soon,




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About Rhonda Laurel, Author

Rhonda Laurel is a multi published contemporary romance author known most notably for the Blake Boys series.

Posted on November 21, 2015, in Character Profiles, Contemporary Interracial Romance, Stranded in Paradise, The Blake Boys Series and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. What kind of game is Taylor playing? Let Jared find happiness with Autumn and move on please.

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  2. I can’t wait for Jared’s story to come out ! Come on February !

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  3. can wait to read Jard`s book

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  4. Why didn’t she click with Morgan

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