This book is for mature audience only due to sex, language and violence.
can’t take it! I’ve been craving you ever since I saw you the other day. I
haven’t stopped thinking about you since you disappeared ten years ago! I need
you Steph. I’m sorry…” -Eric Sutherland
Stephanie Wilcox never saw it coming after giving up that life ten years ago of
constantly being verbally and emotionally abused by her drunken father. She
didn’t run, but when she left, she never looked back. Forced by her abusive
father to live with her Aunt Elizabeth, she had to leave behind the one person that
had shown her true love. In her mind, Eric Sutherland, deserved so much more
and being with her would only bring him down. She never stopped loving the
sun-kissed boy who held her hand and touched her kindly.
It was years later when Stephanie met Travis Barnes, a young self-made
billionaire who swooped in and helped mend some of her loneliness. However,
after marrying Travis, he began to show who he really was and he was the type
of man she was accustomed to, after growing up with an abusive father, and
regardless of his flaws she still loves him. After all, why would she deserve
Eric broke, his kindness, his pure heart, it all fell apart that day Stephanie
left. He did all he could to reach her, but it was hopeless. All the sadness,
anger, and sorrow built up inside him over time and no one could replace the
love he had for Stephanie. Fighting has been his outlet and now as a well-known
UFC undefeated fighter, his career is all he has, but no matter how hard he
tries to forget her, he can’t.
Ten years later he comes face to face with those large brown eyes that belong
to the one girl he’s always loved and everything changes. This time he won’t
let her get away.
Stephanie hasn't had an easy life, but has always had Eric by her side. Showing her the love that she never felt possible from having dealt with her own family. Then her family shows even more how much they don't care by sending her away from the one person that's always been there. The worst part is Stephanie doesn't even get the chance to say goodbye. Little does she know that she wasn't the only one who was broken by her sudden departure.
Years later Stephanie thinks that she has found what she will settle for. Until she realizes that the man who supposedly loves her is just like everything else that was bad before. Her love for him makes it so she can turn a blind eye to the traits that are so much like her father's.
A chance encounter with the man that has always held her heart will turn Stephanie's world upside down. The only thing that she doesn't count on is her husband's reluctance to let her go.
A captivating and emotional story that had me teary eyed in more than a few spots. Eric and Stephanie have a chemistry that leaps off the pages. A great read for sure.
There are many versions of ME. I'm a wife of an amazingly
supportive husband, a mother of three beautiful boys that inspire me every day,
a friend, a dedicated worker always looking to succeed, an author with
characters and stories always on my mind and then there is Me. The woman that
loves to stay up late and sleep in, takes ten minutes every morning before the
kids are up to sit and have a quiet cup of coffee. The woman that loves staying
up late with a good book and getting lost in the words. Enjoying a glass of
wine with dinner to wind down from my long days. A person who is still a girl
at heart, loving to smile, laugh and have fun whenever the opportunity arises.
My favorite place is still the beach because nothing is more peaceful then
listening to the sounds of the ocean against the shore. This is all a part of
who I am and I LOVE being me!