I've loved once. I gave everything that I had to that love. Blindly believing that nothing could ever take that feeling away from me. Away from us. And when my little world of happiness was ripped from my fingers, I felt a loss that still haunts me to this day.
Now I use that lingering grief as a shield to keep my heart from loving again. It's that fear that keeps me from letting anyone, except my daughter, get close enough to make it hurt. To make my heart bleed when I inevitably lose again.
Until the day I met Liam Beckett and everything I thought I had protected myself from was shoved back in my face.
He's on a mission to prove to me that a love worth having is a love worth fighting for.
Meet Liam & Megan in the newest stand alone
in the Hope Town Series by Harper Sloan!
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“I don’t think. If I had given myself just a second to process my next move, I’m sure I would have backed out of his hold and run as fast as I could to my car. But, I didn’t think, so my next move was pure, one-hundred-percent Megan. But not the Megan I’ve been for the last couple years since my husband died. No, this Megan feels like I’ve finally dug myself out of those ashes I’ve been living in since my life burned up around me.”
Only time can ease the pain of loss, and even then it never gets easier. There is a level of emptiness that sits hollow in your heart, a void that is not only impossible to fill, but in Megan’s case, has pulled her so far under the fog of numbness that she has blocked out any possibility of filling ANY space within her ashen heart.
Years pass by, her daughter grows, but Megan seems to remain in a state of purgatory. She can’t go back but refuses to move forward…until one night, the nostalgia of love and aid of alcohol as her guide; Megan finds that spark to ignite her dormant heart in Liam Beckett.
But one night can’t change everything…can it?
“For one night I felt the promise of more and it scared the crap out of me with the power of those emotions.”
Despite her rebuttals, Liam refuses to give up. Since the first time he laid eyes on her, he knew there was more than just a shell of a woman who lost her husband…and he was going to break past every wall she has in order to prove that life is worth living…it’s worth everything.
“A love worth having, is worth fighting for.”
Well, this is one of those books that I can say…when I finally was able to sit and get into, I didn’t want to put it down. While the beginning and endings felt a little slow, they are necessary to the story. And once I was about 15% in, I was hooked and needed to know what would happen between Liam and Megan. It wasn’t until that 90% range that I got my answers and felt the rest was just for additional closure. I didn’t need it but still enjoyed how the rest played out. Sloan is a wonderful storyteller, keeping the feel of her characters consistent and very real. I admit, I cried more than once during this book, and I’m not sorry. I felt Megan’s struggles and pain. I felt Liam’s frustration and love. I felt Molly’s bubbly happiness, and most of all, I felt the loss of the familiar, the fear of new beginnings, and gratitude of second chances.
Very well done.
**4.5 Healing Hands & Bleeding Hearts, Stars**
His mouth leaves mine and with his hand still on my leg, he demands, “Dig your heels in deep, baby.”
I give him what he wants, but not because he told me to. I give him what he wants because when his hand leaves my leg and pushes into the mattress, bringing his body up he goes even deeper into my body and those heels push hard.
Just as he demanded earlier, my hands go to his shoulders on my own accord and as he takes my body hard, my nails dig in with my heels still pushing hard against the small of his back. Our eyes never leave each other’s probing gaze. Never once do I take my eyes away from his, so full of lust that I know there isn’t an ounce of control left in his body.
He drops his head and I lift up to meet him in a kiss so sweet it doesn’t match the powerful way that he’s taking my body. A kiss that gives me more than words ever could at this moment. His hips slow and as his tongue rolls against mine, his hips start to take me in slow, deep rolls. He doesn’t pull back, just rocks his hips against mine.
I push up and cry out when he slips even deeper.
His lips come from mine and his hooded eyes open a sliver. “Feels like heaven,” he says softly. “Everything, darlin’. Feels like everything.”
About the Author
Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!
Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.
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