Falling apart. Barely breathing. How can I go on without you?
Karly Erikson’s fairy tale ending comes to an abrupt halt as she slowly adjusts to life without being in the arms of the man she loves.
Nicholas Hayes makes a decision, which changes his entire life. Living with the decision he’s made, every day is a struggle. His heart only knows one love-Karly Erikson.
When Karly returns to Wilmington, the choices she makes will put what’s left of her heart on the line. Is she ready to fight for what’s truly hers?
Knocking me off balance, Karly pushes me away and stares at me. “I don’t owe you anything. Do you understand me? I’ve cried enough since you left me. I’m done crying. I deserve to be treated with respect and love. Jensen’s someone new, and who knows what’s gonna happen, but you and I are done, Nicholas. I can’t forgive you!”
“You belong to me.” Grabbing her arm so her face is close to mine. She needs to see how serious I am. “Do I make myself clear? I know this is a fucked up situation, but you have to believe me. When the time is right, I’ll explain everything. Don’t leave me. Wait for me.”
“I can’t,” she cries, covering her face. “It hurts, Nicholas. It hurts so bad.”
“And it will for a while. I’m sorry, but I need you to be patient.” Looking inside, I see everyone sitting on the couch, looking in our direction. I pull Karly to the other side of the deck, away from their eyes. “Have you fucked him?”
“W-what? Are you serious? Nicholas, we’re just dating! What right do you have to ask me that? It’s none of your business. My life is MY life. Not yours.”
“That’s where you’re wrong, baby.” Wrapping my hand around her neck and pushing her against the railing, I have her closed in. She can’t get away. “You’re mine and no one, no one will touch you. Do I make myself clear? I’m the only one.”
I slam my mouth against hers, pressing down and pulling her closer to me. She finally relaxes in my arms and we have this moment.
Vision of Love & Vision of Destiny
Nate Tebow as Nicholas Hayes
Vision of Hope
Ryan Patrick as Jensen Toscano
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, S.Moose, lives in Webster, NY.
A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she isn’t in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends.
S. Moose is a romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.