Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: September 7th 2014
At the young age of nineteen, Shayne Andrews thought she had it all. She had the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, and a bright future ahead of her. That is, until one day he just disappeared, leaving a note as his only goodbye. With her heart shattered and broken, Shayne did the only thing she could. She left her small town on the shores of Lake Michigan to start her life over, needing to distance herself from the memories she and Luke had made. At that time, she vowed to herself that she would never return to her hometown again. Seven years later, Shayne realizes that fate is not on her side as she returns home for her aunt’s funeral, bringing back the one secret she swore to protect.
Luke Schavone has regretted every day that he had to leave Shayne behind. Though he didn’t have a choice, his heart still bore the scars from the impact. After five years, Luke returned only to find that Shayne was gone. His best friend was the only lifeline he had to finding her, but Adam wasn’t talking. When the one thing Luke has wanted everyday for the past seven years runs right into him one night, he becomes determined to make sure he doesn’t lose her again.
At first, Shayne is hesitant. She wouldn’t be able to survive losing him again, but the pull toward him is so fierce, she can’t deny herself the chance. With the decision to start over, Luke and Shayne must admit truths and come to terms with the events that forced them apart in the first place. When secrets are revealed and old threats come to pass, will Luke be able to shelter Shayne from the destruction, or will she become lost to him forever?
"Baby, I never thought I would get to taste those sweet, sexy, seriously fuckable lips again."
"Fuckable? I ask, "What happened to us starting over?"
Luke brings his mouth to my ear. "I said I wanted us to start over, and I meant it. Doesn't mean I don't remember everything that happened between us, my beautiful girl. Especially involving those fuckable lips," he whispers, a glint of mischief in his eyes.
"Oh, is all I can get my mouth to say.
"What's the matter baby? Did I kiss you senseless?" Luke asks as he pulls me up into a standing position.
"You so wish, big boy."
[FULL PLAYLIST: Shelter Me by Kathy Coopmans]
Rob Thomas – Ever The Same
P!nk – F**kin' Perfect
Sheryl Crow – The First Cut Is The Deepest
Evanescence – My Immortal
Faith Hill – Breathe
Daughtry – Home
Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
Train – Marry Me
OneRepublic – Good Life
Drake – Take Care
Aerosmith – I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."
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