I learned to accept love.
That’s all done. She was away, and now she’s back.
I’ve avoided her for a year and a half, but I can’t hide anymore.
Mason has an internship in Fallen Crest, so we’re heading back for the summer.
And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.
I had to fight.
I had to hurt.
I had to protect.
Feeling someone behind me, I let loose with the bat, a scream erupting from my throat. Someone caught the bat and wrapped an arm around my waist. I tried kicking out. He dodged my feet and said hurriedly in my ear, “Damn, Strattan. It’s me, Channing. Stop!”
He was friendly.
I sagged in his arms, looking for Mason. Where was he? He was circling a guy, still fighting.
I started forward, but Channing caught my arm. “Whoa. Chill.”
I growled as I yanked my hand free and started forward again, but Channing grabbed my arm once more.
He got in front of me, holding his other hand up. “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Look. He’s fine. We’re here. He’s got that. Look. Look, Sam.”
My senses began to calm. The black around my eyesight faded. I could see more normally, and the buzzing in my ears subsided. I gulped for breath, tasting salt and dust in my mouth.
Channing was right. Mason’s eyes were deadly, but alert, his mouth set in a flat line. His shoulders were tense, but he looked in control.
PERFECTION is the only way to explain this book. The minute I started this book I was already cracking the wine and welcoming everyone back where they belonged in my bed and I was not disappointed. This story gives you all the feels and it’s one that because there is such a history with the characters you beyond feel every emotion. These characters are now like real individuals to me, so much so that I found myself yelling and talking to husband as if certain things happened to a true friend. He finally just said wait is this a book or what are we talking about. And that is the strongest part of this series; it’s beyond solid and real. I’m not going to lie, with this book there is a lot going on but as a reader you also get closure and depth with characters. There is a different sense of maturity and character growth this time around. I almost felt more connected to everyone. I am not going to spoil anything even though I want to quote the hell out of the book, show you all my highlights and talk about things I can’t because everyone deserves the ride I was just on!! However, I will say prepare for the fierce love that is Sam and Mason. Can I just pre order a love like that for both my girls right now? THANKS ~ Jodie