Expected publication: July 22nd 2014“Sometimes, something jolts you out of everything you have ever known, and it isn’t possible to go back to the way things were.” Kallie Adam’s life is turned upside down when she loses her first love. When she can’t handle the pressure of her overbearing life anymore, she runs away. Kallie has always been forced to live up to everyone’s expectations. When Kallie meets Ryder, she sees an opportunity to break out of the good girl life she always led. Ryder Brooks has his own secrets and knows he is no good for the girl that showed up out of nowhere. He will only ruin her, like he ruins everything, but he can’t help wondering what she is running from. Ryder makes Kallie feel things she thought she would never feel again. Will he help Kallie heal or be her undoing? They will soon realize they have more in common than they knew, enough to keep them apart.
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Alyne lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat. Working full time in an office all day, she spends her nights reading, writing or watching TV marathons. She loves coffee, animals and country music.
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Kallie Adams life was seemingly perfect as she graduates from Georgetown and making plans of a future together with her longtime boyfriend Carter Walsh. One tragic night her world is torn apart when Carter is hit by an intoxicated driver and manages to smash into a tree and dies.
Her world is torn apart as she feels a sense of loss. Her parents ends up throwing her a graduation party but she gets cold feet and ends up visiting the accident site. Not wanted to go home she ends up in a bar getting drunk with Ryder Brooks who takes her home to his place.
Nothing happens that night and Kallie meets his sister Scarlett whom he shares his apartment. While Ryder is at work Scarlett offers to drop Kallie to pick up her car but the car will not start and ends up being towed to where Ryder works as a mechanic. The part for her Mercedes has to be special order making her stay in town for ends at the Brooks’ apartment. She ends up working at a diner and making friends. There is a growing attraction between but Ryder is the opposite of Carter in physical features and ambitions,
Ryder has his own secrets and he is afraid that being around her will ultimately ruin her. Will his secret be the downfall or can these two find happiness together? Can they both survive their past and move on together.