He stood there frozen, watching the only woman he had ever given his heart to walk away from him, and the sinking feeling of losing her again made his world spin. The words he wanted to say to her were choking him, but he fought against his body’s reaction so he could try and stop her.
He grabbed his coat and followed her toward the door, pleading with her to stop. “Lilly, wait. Please don’t leave. I need to explain.”
Her steps never slowed as her feet carried her closer to the door and farther from him.
Joshua ran after her, hoping to catch her before she made it to the safety of her car. He could tell by the way she swayed she’d had too much to drink and that she shouldn’t be driving. Just as he reached her side, he felt the breeze of her swing a second before her fist made contact with his jaw, knocking him backwards onto the ground.
“Damn it, Lilly, that hurt! Please just listen to me, and let me explain what happened that night. For fuck’s sake, Lilly, it’s been ten years. Give me a chance to talk.”
“Ten years isn’t long enough to forget what you did, much less forgive. You had your chance, and you blew it. Was one night with her worth losing me, Joshua?”
When Lilly Myers left
ten years ago with a broken heart, she moved to Clearwater and started a new life as a nurse. The last thing she ever wanted was to return home, but the invitation to her ten-year class reunion and the growing need to see her family has her boarding the first plane back. Boise
Unfortunately, in the small town of
, nothing stays buried for long. Lilly quickly finds herself facing the past she’s longed to leave behind and the man she’s tried to forget. Clearwater
Joshua Taylor has spent the last ten years managing his outfitters business, but it was never enough to keep his mind off the girl who got away. He’s always hoped the love of his life would return home and forgive him for the night she found him in another woman’s embrace.
Now Lilly, although hurt and angry, is within arm’s reach, and Joshua is prepared to fight for her. Can love blossom from such a bitter reunion?
About the Author:
Living in her hometown of Charleston West Virginia JN Johnson is the proud mom of two beautiful little girls and is married to her high school sweetheart and greatest supporter who she considers the rock that keeps her grounded to reality.
She was first introduced to the world of fantasy when she was seven years old reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe making her never want to read about the “real world” again. Her mom and grandmother’s love of romance novels gave her the opportunity to learn about book trading, taking all of their old books to the local flea market to trade for anything that sparked her interest. Those days are long gone; her books now stay safely on her book shelves at home and out of harm’s way.
She loves to hear from readers, writers and reviewers so please drop her a note at Jenn@JNJohnsonauthor.com.