“Brooke, please let me stay with you.” He wrapped his arms around me from behind, holding me as if terrified. For the first time, he’d seen the reality of something neither of us could control, but I wanted solitude.
“No. Please let me be. I want to be alone.” I got up and broke our cold embrace. There was too much on my mind. I pointed to the front door to ensure that Riley knew I wasn’t kidding.
“You know I love you. But I don’t know what to think right now and I can’t think straight with you around.”
“Brooke…” I’d never seen Riley look the way he did. There was deep worry and sadness on his face. It didn’t change my mind though.
“Riley,” I said sternly. He rose from the floor and walked to the front door without touching me before leaving. Riley turned to face me.
“I’m not going to lose you, Brooke.” And then he was gone.
About The Book
Author: Beth Ann Stifflemire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Desire and despise. Two insanely contradicting emotions that the dark haired, well-built, irrefutably handsome musician Riley evokes in simple but attractive, fashion savvy, Austinite Brooke. Initially unequivocally turned-off by the brash but striking Riley she develops a fascination for his seductive charms as Riley reels Brooke into a world of ravenous love she never knew existed. What they create together is oh-so-much more than beautiful music. It’s a roller coaster ride of awe-inspiring and heartbreaking emotion, passion, hidden secrets and an ending that will leave you utterly breathless. The way they become eternally bound sets the heart afire when fate unleashes the ultimate betrayal.
Beth Ann is a wife, mother, blogger and book lover from Texas. Her passion is writing stories that draw a reader into a world where they can become the characters and experience a gamut of emotions. When she’s not writing, she love’s to be home with my family and two yellow labs. In addition she’s a sucker for super sappy romance movies, loves trying out Texas wines, is an avid hot tea drinker and enjoys checking items off of her ever-growing bucket list.
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