For many of us, all it takes is a simple incident to change the pattern of our lives. One misstep or one problem and we have gone in a different direction. Ben and Gemma were happy and in love when one phone call sends their relationship into a spin.
Even the best of us fall.
One phone call was all it took to disrupt the happiness Gemma Michaels had come to know. Instead of basking in the glow of her newfound romance with Ben, Gemma is forced to watch as her mother fights to overcome her grief, while struggling to deal with her own. When all hope seems lost, Gemma Michaels will find a way to move past her grief and allow herself to be happy.
In the end, love is all that matters.
“You’re talking as though there’s something to fix,” I said. “Gems, I don’t need to fix you, nor do I want to fix you. The broken-hearted girl I’d eased to sleep after her brother passed wasn’t just some project I’d set out to fix. She was the girl I loved, the one I just wanted to see smile again, once the storm passed. She was the girl I promised to take care of, not out of pity, but out of love.
“No matter what happens, I want to be there for you,” I continued. “For all of it—the good, the bad, the ugly. I don’t give a shit what it is, but I want to be there, right next to you. What-ifs are just that, Gems, possibilities. They’re not guarantees.”
For a few moments, we sat there on her bed in silence.
While I could sense she had settled down, I knew the conversation was far from over. It would take some time before she would be willing to let go of her fears, and I completely understood why she’d taken to closing herself off when things became difficult. It was easier to think of all the terrible things that could happen and shut down, rather than to face the grief you’d barely overcome the first time around.
But if there was one thing I had plenty of, it was patience.
About the Author:
Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!
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A girl looking for a way out.
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A boy looking to be a hero.
Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.
A love that could kill them both.
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Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she's still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she's likely freezing at the hockey rink.
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