One deep breath. Two slow blinks. Three hollow beats.
I’m still here.
After three years, that reminder isn’t as necessary. But everyone has their bad days. This is definitely one of them.
Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way that’s been long lost.
Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.
Brance Stone is volatile.
And can’t be bothered to care.
Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Brance’s glacial stare. But there’s something undeniable about him.
My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction. Try as I might, there’s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if he’d let me.
I don’t ask. He doesn’t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us.
That was our first mistake.
It’s certainly not the last.
Coming: June 20th
The sensation of nothingness has already replaced my heart, taken my soul. Might as well have the rest of me.
“Yeah, I’m lucky. My dad tells me we don’t need her. His heart beats twice as hard for me to cover for her part.” -Ollie
I’M STRONG ENOUGH. TODAY IS BETTER THAN YESTERDAY. NOTHING WILL BREAK ME AGAIN. -Braelyn
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Not my first read by author but fairly NEW to me & her books! I have to say that the blurb really really got to me on this one, hell I didn’t even finish it all the way and I was already signing up!
Holy mother! The prologue is heart wrenching!! Once you get into the chapters…little mending but I have to say that Braelyn is.. broken, i mean my heart. Until a little kid named Ollie waltzes in because of the candy. His infectious smile and happiness makes her smile. Well, that’s until she meets his father, the slurry, broody and asshole Brance. But I guess being an attorney comes with that, except he is even more if an a-hole. Why you ask…oh just a few reasons. But when he is mean to Braelyn, the spitfire within her reappears…but only for a second before his words bring out the dark cold region of her soul. At that time I wanted to punch him. But don’t worry Braelyn doesn’t give up easy!
I loved and hated the hero through out the book only because, I mean he is very alpha (the sexy scenes phew watch out) but also broken up so much that hell I thought Brae wasn’t going to get through. It has a lot of difficult moments and beautiful ones that all involve Ollie. The whole story plot is great, the characters all unique in their own way. I really really enjoyed the whole everything together. If i had to nit-pick, I’d say that the ending felt slightly rushed to me which I understand because of all the great leading up to’s BUT the epilogue made up for it. BUT i still wanted more hehe that was the thing, I finished and I didn’t want to finish!! This author keeps surprising me in every turn and in the best way possible. Easy reads I can relate to that have so much dept and emotion…ooh oh and her writing, exactly the style that I enjoy the most!! All in all, watch out this book will bring out emotions and I read this in one sitting, I stayed up till 1am to finish because I needed to know how it ended!! FANTASTIC READ!
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