EXCERPT & NEW RELEASE: Unbreak My Heart by Lauren Blakely
I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine -- we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned . . . but I'm not the guy I was before. Beautiful, kind, and loving, she's the same -- my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night. There's so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I'm sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more. She says she'll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it. That's the chance I have to take.
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“What else did you do while you were here?”
“You want me to fill in the last three years?” she asks, with a laugh.
“Besides missing you?”
I scoff. “You didn’t miss me that much.”
She stares sharply at me. “Did you miss me?”
“You know I did.”
“And I missed you. I thought about you a lot,” she says, her words soft and tender, thawing a cold piece of me.
“So we were sad sacks, missing each other,” I tease.
“Maybe we were. I mean, look. It was hard, but I had to focus on school and so did you. We agreed to that, and I think we both did that. But I also didn’t ever stop thinking about you.”
Her admission kick-starts another part of my engine. I reach for a strand of her hair because it’s almost impossible to not touch her at a time like this.
Meet The Author: Lauren Blakely
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she's sold more than 1.5 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance.