It's time for Sawyer to start living her life. Since she was 15 she has taken care of everyone but herself, including her older brother, Dane. She has been lying to herself to keep from feeling the pain of her parents' deaths. Now she is 20, and she's ready to start a life of her own. Moving into her parents' lake house would be the perfect escape, wouldn't it? That's what she thought. Only it led her right into the emotional place she's been hiding from all this time. After all those years of running from her feelings, she now has to face them. It's too much. She can't deal with it alone. Someone has to help. She'll do anything to escape the heartbreak, but you can only run so far.
Travis can't believe his eyes - his half-opened, bloodshot eyes. Sawyer Evans is in the flesh and standing over him. He hasn't seen this girl since he was 10 years old. Travis only saw the Evanses during the summer, when they moved into the lake house. He and Dane were best friends. When Dane invites him and the old gang to a welcome-back party at the lake house, he can't wait to go. It turns out getting wasted is only half the fun. Seeing Sawyer is the other half. She is the sexiest girl he's ever seen, and he is going to make sure she knows it. Only she shoots him down time and time again. He's determined to break down those walls and get inside her head, but he'll have to be sober to do it, and no matter how hard he tries, she'll always run. He can't keep chasing her. He has to figure out a way to make her stay.
It's time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love.
This standalone novel is for ages 18+ due to graphic language and sexual content.
©2014 Regina Bartley (P)2015 Regina Bartley