Life is simple.
Cassie is content with what she has, a great job and wonderful friends. Everything is perfect…until Ryder appears. She still has not forgiven him for choosing music over her eight years ago.
Ryder is a rock star, living the life he had always dreamed of. He is not searching for love because who has time for that when you’re constantly on the road. But then his tour ends and he decides to go back home and visit an old friend.
When those old feelings resurface, will they be able to forgive and start anew?
The club owner announced the upcoming band but she was too busy laughing to hear the name. Once again, the place vibrated with thumping music. She froze as her mind registered what she was hearing. She knew that song, she had played it every day when she was younger. She stopped dancing, slowly turning to face the stage.
His voice boomed over the speakers, that deep throaty voice that she knew all too well. “Panic hits but it’s too late. Too late to say what you needed to hear. You needed to hear just how much I need you. And now you took the better part of me.”
Pushing through the crowd was tough but she had to see for herself. When she had a clear view of the stage she lifted her eyes to meet the lead singer. Ryder.
As if sensing her eyes on him, his eyes traveled over the sea of faces until they landed on her. He still looked the same as he did the last time she saw him eight years ago, his messy dark brown hair, faded blue jeans, and that ugly black fingerless glove on his right hand. She couldn’t believe that he still wore that thing.
In that one moment, with just one look into his eyes, all those feelings that she had finally buried deep within, resurfaced. The love they once shared and the heartache she suffered when he walked away. She couldn’t do this, couldn’t be in the same room with him. If she didn’t get out of there and away from him then that wall she worked so hard to build around her heart would crumble to the ground.
Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.” Tich never thought of publishing her works until working with Teresa on the Royal Blood series.