If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn’t even look twice. I’m that normal. I’m just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell—I’m so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I’ve dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s. But what I also have—what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line—are secrets.
Deep, dark, deadly secrets.
We all keep secrets, don’t we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they’d be shocked…right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.
What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren’t always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?
In this book, I’m laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might’ve seen had they been paying attention.
What I’ve found in life is people often believe lies before they’ll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I’ll let you decide which is which.
Did you ever read a book and you think you have it all figured out and know just how it is going to end? Yeah, I thought so too reading this book but let me tell you I was wrong. This book took me on one hell of an emotional journey that had me literally screaming at my kindle when I got to the end. This story is raw and will eat at you for days after you finish reading it.
This story is about Jess. A woman that life seemed perfect until one night her world was turned upside down. I wanted Jess to finally get her HEA. Christ after everything she went through she deserved it. The thing is sometimes life is not all rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes you have to fight like hell to make things happen and even than life can throw you a big F U.
“The great lesson of Myles for Jess would always be that sometimes people come into our lives for reasons we may not understand at the time, but that these people end up changing the course of our lives- forever and for the better.”
The two main characters in this story are Jess and Myles. Myles comes into her life after a tragic accident when Jess’s life is a wreck. Jess feels she has nothing left to live for. Myles shows her how to fight to get control of her life back. Myles is broken too and Jess heals him while he is there to heal her.
“We cam together two broken people, and it was our shared brokenness that made that kind of love so rare, and for a little while, it made us whole.”
The chemistry between Myles and Jess was great. They both were hard headed and spoke their mind. I loved that she didn’t take any of his crap and both of them could see through the masks they wore and saw the true person inside.
“Don’t ever fucking do that to me again. If you aren’t going to finish what you start, don’t bother starting it.”
“You’re a little better now, you’re no fucking piece of cake to live with, and if I don’t get out of here, I’m afraid one of us isn’t going to survive.”
This book will take you on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. I laughed and cried and a few times wanted to smack the author with her own book. I am so glad I read this book and although the ending did not make me happy it was so worth it.
“His love taught her to keep going, for it is the only choice there is. It proved that pain, addiction, and ultimately, loss, as hard as it is to love with, and as bad as it sucks, has nothing on the power of love.”
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For those of you who prefer it straight up, no chaser: Mama to five. Writer. Juggler Extraordinaire. That just about covers it…
The extended version and in third person no less ;): Britney is married to a man she adores (when he isn’t driving her crazy) and is the mother of FIVE pretty amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving her crazy. Her best guess is that it’s genetic. She is the author of three novels, Bedrock, Breaking Bedrock, and Somewhere With You, with plans to release fourth and fifith in 2014. In addition, she founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to almost 1200 members. Currently, she occupies a job she enjoys–serving and running Austin Women’s Network. To further prove that she may in fact be certifiably insane, she decided to pursue her dreams and published her debut novel in May of 2013. Then and only then, could she consider her training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.
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In her free time, you might find Britney running, reading, or spending time utilizing the wonderful venues that make her city great.