A #BitterSweetHeat standalone.
Delilah Sage was my comfort within all the pain.
Offering open arms when I needed an escape.
The only one trusted to be there for me.
But our dreams were doomed from the start.
And I left her clinging to false hope.
Regret has plagued me for years.
The memories of Delilah refuse to fade.
Each second of every day, I want to claim her as mine.
But I won’t ruin her life.
And she’s better off without me.
When a job lands me in town, I plan to keep my distance.
My scars are mine alone.
Dredging up the past will only cause deeper damage.
But Delilah has always been my weakness.
And resisting her isn’t an option.
After all, there’s far too much for us to miss.
AS SWEET AS A CUPCAKE WITH A GOOEY CENTER WITH A BIT OF HOTNESS IN THE DELICIOUS MIX.
A second chance, swoon-worthy romance.
This isn't my first book by Harloe Rae, I read one of her first books as a debut writer and I can definitely see a vast improvement on her writing, so this is an author that is just getting better and better. I was hooked from the beginning, second chance romance's are my guilty pleasure and MISS ticked all the right boxes for this kind of romance.
Zeke aka Zee and Delia aka Trip, are teenage sweetheart's but after living with an abusive father for years Zee can't stand it anymore, he moves away with a promise to set up a better life for their future and one day come back for Trip.
Years pass and Zee still hasn't returned for Deliah who has been away to college and iS now the owner of a bakery with her best friend Raven who'S story is in the previous book GENT.
Deliah has moved on in life except in her love life, anger has replaced hope and Deliah tries every day to put Zee from her mind until a construction crew move into town and she feels his presence before she see's him.
Zeke is wounded inside and out. His past refuses to let him go, keeping him chained to the horrible memories. He hasn't been able to move on with a better life.
Zee moves from town to town with a construction crew and is angry on the inside for never getting the chance to fulfill his promise to Trip and it wasn't for lack of trying, Zee really did have a bad series of events from the moment he moved away leaving Trip behind.
"He's a master craftsman with those talented hands, and I'm the current project"
MISS is a story of second chances, regrets and forgiveness. A sweet romance with no major angst or drama. Zee has a lot of explaining and catching up to do and his mission is to win back his girl.
"Have you missed me?"
"Only with each breath I take"
This is the second standalone book in the #bittersweetheat series, following the events after Gent. Recommended for one of those lazy Sunday kind of day's, so read and enjoy.
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“Why are you being like this?” I ask softly.
His voice is even more flat when he says, “Not sure what you mean. This is me.”
“You’re acting so detached and strange. This isn’t like you.”
“Well, you don’t know me anymore.”
That response brings fury and betrayal roaring to the surface again. “And whose fault is that, Zeke?” I grab a nearby mug with the intention of throwing it at his head. He’s giving me worse mood swings than Aunt Flo.
“We both know the answer. Let’s not play guessing games.”
“You’re ridiculous. I don’t understand you at all,” I say.
“A lot happens in five years. You’re not the only one who’s changed.” He gestures around the store.
“What is that supposed to mean? Are you upset about my career choice?”
“Nah, that isn’t it.”
“What then? Let’s stop dancing around. You came here for a reason,” I point out.
A flush races up his neck, painting the stubbled skin an angry red. “All of this is proof you never needed me. Not like I fucking depend on you.