What happens when something so terrible tears you apart from the inside out?
You become a fragment of yourself.
On the right path to achieving her hopes and dreams, Campbell Stevens has always been a model student. The first time she lets loose during her senior year of high school, she loses everything.
Living in a nightmare after surviving the most traumatic event, Campbell learns to be content by walking through life single and unattached, free of the uncertainty that relationships bring. She isn’t looking for love. In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid it—that is, until she runs into Deacon Montgomery, a kind and handsome Chicago firefighter. She denies her instant attraction to him, only making him more persistent in his pursuit of her. Despite her desire to be with Deacon, Campbell is too damaged to share herself with anyone else.
Life left Campbell shattered. Can Deacon help put the fragments back together? Or will she forever be broken?
“Why are you so nice to me when I keep pushing you away? Why do you keep trying? I’m broken, Deacon. Don’t you know what's good for you?” Campbell pleads.
“Yeah, I do, and it’s you. I want all of you, and if you are broken, I want all those shattered pieces, too. Please just trust me.”
Cam’s eyes fill with unshed tears as her bottom lip quivers. I grab her head on either side, running my fingers through her hair, pulling her toward me, bringing her mouth to mine. I feel her lips quiver as I taste her, ravishing her mouth. Cam’s hands wrap around my waist and she runs her fingers up and down my back. I explore her mouth, my tongue greedy to touch every part. She whimpers, and my dick throbs in a needful plea.
Fuck, I want this girl.
With a half sob, I scream into the air that's charged with the scent and flavor of sex, like an electrical storm of raw pleasure. I feel the warmth flush through my body and I lose my mind to the pleasure it brings. Deacon continues to taste below as he holds my quaking thighs. The ecstasy exits my pores, leaving my skin covered in head-to-toe goose bumps.
My shaking finally starts to slow as Deacon’s tongue mirrors the decelerating cadence. I breathe in and out, deeply trying to regain my equilibrium. My skin glistens with a thin sheen of sweat, my heart racing while my mind and body are in a post-orgasm utopian fog.
What the hell was that?
Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.
What does every eighteen year old want to do their senior year of high school? Go to Spring Break in Mexico of course. Well for once in her not so great life Campbell Stevens got to do this with her spoiled, selfish best friend Lexi. What was supposed to be the best time of Cam's life turned out to be the biggest, most tragic mistake of her young life. How will she ever make it now. Leaving home after graduation and starting over, she doesn't do relationships. She does relations and never overnight. She can't afford her closely controlled life to unravel until... Sexy, gorgeous, sweet as honey, hot firefighter Deacon Montgomery saw his future outside a coffee shop one day and he didn't even know he was looking for one, but she looked at him like he killed her dog. After a chance encounter at a party, she's going to be a tough cookie to let him in but he has wanted nothing more with anyone. A party, a game, and one date later how can he convince her to bring out that smile for him instead of acting like the other shoe was going to drop? What does he have to do? My report... Wow just wow...This book gets a solid 5. What happened to Cam was just astounding and unthinkable. I was shocked at first of the amount of detail but any less and the I wouldn't have gotten the full effect. I wanted to cry for and with Cam, I wanted to laugh when she finally found something to smile about, and I wanted to scream at her "best friend" even though it wasn't really her fault. When Cam meets Deacon, I mean really meets him you can almost feel the instant attraction and I wanted to jump up and down in joy for Cam. Of course she had to be difficult, which made Deacon that much sexier for taking his time with her. The fact that he loves his sisters and mom is just, ummm, that says a lot about a man. Very swoon worthy. The best friends that we think we have can be oblivious to us unless we tell them what's going on. So to have an exuberent best friend that doesn't know she did anything wrong was hard to watch when she finally figured it out. Brtween Boss, Pauly, Lexi and everyone else this book was a fantastic read. Every emotion someone can feel, can be felt in this book. Fabulous!