Time changes people, and in Jared's case, it's no different.
High school was a struggle for him, and it was a year of heartache.
He'd already lost more than anyone should have by the age of eighteen.
But when he gets another chance, years later, with the one girl
he has wanted from day one, he can't get over the past.
Each time she tries to get closer to him, he pushes her further away.
Kollie is a survivor.
She has faced pain and loss in her young life, yet she doesn't
complain about the hand she was dealt.
Forced to support herself, she finds a job as a nanny with a family in her neighborhood.
Imagine her surprise when the guy she crushed on in high school shows up.
She'd always admired him, but never had the nerve to approach him.
It turns out that he's her employer's son, Jared.
That night was the beginning of a romance that pushed their boundaries,
forcing them both to face their demons, no longer able to hide
from a painful past of loss and abuse.
Their whirlwind romance takes place over three consecutive summers.
Join Jared and Kollie as they in turn try to shield one
the pain of past events, while at the same time working to protect one another
from more hurt and loss. While they strive to find and maintain the
connection that continutes to pull them together again and again, summer
after summer, forcing them to realize that what brings them the
greatest happiness of all…is one another.
1. I'm scared of the dark.
2. I can't remember anything.
3. I battle with Anxiety & PTSD as does my character Kollie.
4. My favorite drink is Monsters.
5. I can't eat while writing.
6. I have one tattoo of the word "second" on my index "trigger" finger. It stands for the second amendment.
7. I'm 25, but I can never remember my age.
8. I'm obsessed with Grunge Rock Bands.
9. My idol is Carrie Bradshaw.
10. My daughter is named after Chyler who plays "Janie" from Not Another Teen Movie. (ALL HER HUSBAND'S IDEA)
10.2 I'm married to a singer/song writer/aspiring producer
10.3 My favorite color is Pink.
10.4 I live close to where they filmed The Walking Dead, and I've been a Stalker of the area for years. I still haven't sighted an Actor though.
10.5 I was raised by a single dad.
She's been an avid reader for years and loves all genres of romance that include angst,
especially the temper throwing cliffhangers. Her goal is to cause readers to
scream, cry, and yell in a crowded library while reading her stories. She loves
to write scenes that melt your heart and set your undies on fire..
When she's not writing she works as a graphic artist creating book covers and
She lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. They have a dog
named Dixon and a cat named Maggie. Yes, her pet names are inspired by The