I hadn’t seen Ryan Hudson coming. He stumbled into my life and settled immediately into my soul. As I’ve watched him beginning to explore a new kind of freedom, my heart has swelled and shattered a million times.
The trust he has placed in my hands is monumental. I will not let him down as others have. He thought the protective wall he built was strong enough, but I’m pulling it down. He will bare his soul to me. If he thinks his demons will scare me away, he’s wrong. I’m not intimidated by them. We will fight them together.
Life hasn’t been fair to Ryan. But he hasn’t let it beat him, because only the brave find hope in a second chance. He doesn’t comprehend the strength that he possesses, but I’m going to show him. Even if I have to burn the world down so that he can rise from the ashes of his painful past to be the beautiful creature I know him to be, that’s what I’ll do.
What he will come to understand is that he no longer belongs to the past. I am his present and his future. Those that clipped his wings no longer own him. I do.
And it’s time for my Phoenix to soar free…
This is our happily ever after.
**Author’s note: Phoenix is a dark novel with intense scenes that may trigger some readers. Please read with caution.
House burned down?#check
Forced back to my old hometown? #check
Rumors, drama, and b*tches? #checkcheckandcheck
What could make things worse for me?
Weslee freakin’ Jackson.
The worst of the worst.
The one I’m told by EVERYONE to stay away from.
Which should be easy, right?
He’s everywhere I go.
Stalking me? Maybe.
Dark brooding eyes trying to devour me? All the time.
There’s just one little thing…
Wes’s eyes aren’t the only ones on me.
And I think I’ve started a war.
I didn’t ask to be put in this position as I find myself gravitating toward Wes.
He says he’ll protect me from Hidden Creek High.
But who’s going to protect me from him?
WARNING: Hidden Creek High (#hch) is a young adult / new adult series filled with everything you’ve been asking for in a series that’s wild, hot, fun, and crazy… it’s recommended for mature readers because of cursing and ‘certain scenes’ 😉 In other words, if that sh*t bothers, stay away. But seriously… you’re already here, don’t stay away. START READING NOW.
What happens when the kids leave for college and you remember you’re not just mom, but a woman too?
Simply going through the motions, on autopilot day after day, weighed heavily on me.
The one thing which bonded my husband and me, before the kids came along, was slowly cast aside as their needs grew more demanding.
Intimacy became an act; a performance, without the desire, passion, and lust we once shared.
My need to feel desired and wanted by my husband ate at me and I was determined to make him see the woman he married.
I wasn’t going to give up and hatched a plan, one which would hopefully forge a new beginning for us.
Fighting to keep our love alive was a risk, but, for us, I was prepared to do anything.