As a pampered and adored daughter of a wealthy Southern family Rory’s life was seemingly perfect until her troubled childhood crush moves back in across the street forcing her to choose between him and the life that has been chosen for her.
As if that isn’t enough, her quiet island town has turned dangerous. A good friend has gone missing, lending truth to the rumors of a serial kidnapper. In her quest to help she becomes a target and will have to make choices about love, friendship and the inevitable sacrifice that they both require.
Read an Excerpt:
“Aurora, my love, what are you drinking?”
Crap. He was slurring and sort of leaning toward me.
“Water, Holden. You know me—I’m a big partier.” I was trying to make my exit, but he grabbed my arm.
“Let’s get you something stronger than that. You can’t drink water at a party. That’s just wrong.”
“No, really, I’m good. I’m gonna go find Veronica.” I tried to pull my arm free, but he didn’t budge. “Holden, let go.” I looked around for Dominic and noticed he was down by the water with a bunch of guys playing football. I didn’t want to cause a scene and shout for him. I could handle this.
Just when I was starting to get really annoyed, I saw Holden look up. He must have seen someone else he wanted to irritate because his face lit up. I was relieved, but then my stomach flip-flopped when I heard Holden call out.
“Hey, everybody, look—it’s our new neighborhood drug dealer. Got any meth?” He was laughing like he was the funniest person on the planet. He still had a hold of my arm. I tried pulling back again, but he tightened his grip. I looked up, and Gage was right in front of me glaring at Holden like he was going to kill him.
“She said let go.” He was a good three or four inches taller than Holden, and his stance made it clear he was serious. This was going bad fast.
“What are you gonna do about it, loser?” Holden’s tone was mocking.
Gage reached out and grabbed the hand Holden had on my arm and yanked it off. He shoved Holden sideways away from the fire. Holden shoved back, and Gage grabbed him by the shirt. All of a sudden I was pushed to the side as Dom grabbed them both by an arm.
“Hey, man, chill out. He wasn’t hurting her. He was just playin’ around.” Dom was trying to pry them apart, when Gage turned, hauled off, and punched Dom in the mouth. That was it. Dom stumbled back, then took a full-out run at him and tackled him to the ground. They were rolling around on the ground trying to get punches in. All the boys at the party were immediately surrounding them, hooting and hollering.
What in the world just happened? Why were Gage and Dom fighting? I needed to get someone to break it up, but I had gotten shoved to the back of the crowd. I was trying to push through to see, but there was nothing Southern boys liked better than a good brawl, and I was getting nowhere.
About the Author: Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles. She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her two kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.
A self proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends. They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.
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