down a different path…
you’ve made and wonder how it all could’ve been different. But when the path
you thought would last forever comes to an end and you have to choose a new
one, do you follow the route that looks the straightest and easiest? Or do you
follow your heart and choose the one that might have more twists and turns but
could lead you to the happiest tomorrows?
navigate life, love, and the twists that both inevitably take you on as fate
tries to straighten their path once and for all.
is cut and sculpted like he spends hours a day in the gym, and even in the dim
light from the pool deck, I can tell he’s tan. His board shorts hang low on his
hips, and the defined cuts of muscle on his chest and abs is enough to send
women running to him and dropping at his feet. Had I been a single woman, he would
definitely be my type. My eyes lift past his impeccable body to the face and
head that’s attached, and that’s when my heart completely stops. I must’ve
gasped out loud, because I feel Mia turn and look at me as he gets
closer.I feel my mouth drop open as his eyes meet mine for the
first time in years. “Blake.” He stops in his tracks, both of us staring at
each other for what seems like every moment of the time we have been apart. I
can’t believe he’s standing here, and had it not been for Mia standing next to
me, I might’ve thought I was dreaming.
his lips. “Well, well, well,” he drawls, his South Carolina accent more
pronounced than I remember. “Look what the cat dragged in.” He smirks at me
before hauling my dripping wet body to his. The second our skin touches, I
inhale sharply. It isn’t lost on me that we’re wearing the equivalent of
underwear and our bodies are pressed together like they belong there. His hard
muscles press into my softness as his hands caress my back, and my mind goes
back to that alcove all those years ago where we had first touched. I’ve
purposely stayed away from that area of the beach since I arrived; there are
some things better left alone.
Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two
boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in
her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream
of becoming an author come true. She’s the bestselling author of the Living
Again Series, the Twisted Series, Back to the Drawing Board, the Jaded Regret
Series, and Ravenous. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look
for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!