Release Date: July 12, 2017
Leaving her nearly killed me.
only way to keep her safe.
want her back.
destiny. I waited my entire life for our time,
together, only to have him leave.
forgive him, my heart can’t forget.
I have a life now and you need to know…” She trails off, her eyes darting away
“Whatever you have to say, it’s not going to change a thing. We’re over.”
becomes difficult. Mother fuck, her
words cut deep, hurting even though they aren’t true. Sure, she believes them
on some level—she had to, in order to get through what I did. Yet, along with
the hurt and disappointment swimming in her eyes, there’s also tenderness and
face our fears, to be honest with ourselves, with each other. I need to hear
her say it. I don’t believe it, but if she is over me, I need to hear it in her
voice and see it in her face—not because I want to, but because it’s the only
way I can even begin to accept that we’re over. Even then, it’s not possible.
true emotion. Even her gaze, which never wavers from mine, is flat.
suppress my smile. “No, you’re not.”
nickname that only my best friends would call me. Now, hearing “Van” from her
pretty lips, I want to obliterate the word from her vocabulary, fucking kiss
the word out of her.
happy,” I retort in frustration. Catching my tone, I breathe deeply and loosen
my fists to relax. “Don’t lie to me, and most of all, don’t lie to yourself.”
see what you want. I’m with Greg, and we’re happy.”
from me. Unable to read her, I’m not sure if it’s because she means it and
doesn’t want to hurt my feelings or if the lie tastes nasty in her mouth.
you, without apology. You can’t lie to me.”
indie author who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and
whatever her heart desires.
juggling ay day job, being a mom and wife, and writing. On top of that, she’s a
self-professed junkie of many things including a voracious fan of music, a
born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.