Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A&A Literary, 273 pages (September 24th 2013)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: She's been broken by her past. He's been breaking for as long as he can remember.
Together, they can make each other whole--or destroy each other.
When his best friend asks for something, Dane rarely says no. But babysitting a newly sober Scout Grimes for three weeks isn't exactly a normal request. And with their history, it's a recipe for disaster. Not to mention, she's drop dead gorgeous and he can't touch her.
There are few people Scout trusts as much as Dane Guillot. He's always been her safe place, where nothing can hurt her. He's also been the only man she's never let herself want--screwing up their friendship isn't worth one amazing night together.
They have too much history, and too much personal baggage to ever work. But if they are willing to take a chance on love--it might be worth the risk.
Character Guest Post - Scout Journal—An entry from the journal written during her stay at New Horizons
Why am I here? It’s hard being in rehab. More so because I know he means it—Dane doesn’t make idle threats and if I don’t take this serious and at least try, he’ll walk away. That terrifies me. Dane has been my stability, my touchstone since we were kids.
Atticus is a good brother. He takes care of me, makes sure I get a good apartment and a decent boyfriend, makes sure I come home or major holidays and my bank account stays in the black. But he’s been wrapped up in his own life for so long. It’s who he is—he pours everything into his work and his relationships and if family phone calls fall to the wayside, it’s just what happens. It was the same way growing up, when he got caught up in some history book. Dane and I were used to it—we learned to entertain each other while we waited for him.
Dane was attentive, almost annoyingly so. He was protective and interested in who I spent time with. He helped me with papers and homework. He even took me and Louisa shopping for homecoming in Baton Rouge, our freshman year. He was patient—he never made me feel like a bother or ‘Atti’s kid sister’.
I trust him. In all the years since the attack, Dane has never judged or demanded explanation. He’s only ever been there to put me back together when I land at his house. I won’t risk losing that. I won’t risk him turning away from me—I think that would kill me.
You asked why I’m here. That’s it. I’m here because I’m terrified of losing my best friend.
About the Author:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
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