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About The Book
Author: Jacelyn Rye
Release Date: 17th September
Genre: New Adult
Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.
For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.
Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.
Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.
Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another.
But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?
He took a rag from his back pocket and began to wipe the grease from his hands as he looked at her, waiting for her to speak first. Barely finding her voice, she whispered, “Hey, Adley.”
“Hey, yourself,” he seemed to know his affect on her and smiled slyly.
“Sorry to bother you…but, I wanted to talk to you.”
Raising an eyebrow, Adley took a step closer to her. “Okay. So talk.”
Knowing what happened every time he had stepped to her in the past, Sarah instinctively took a step backward. Punctuating that this time would be different, she held up her hand. “Look, Adley…I need to tell you something. It’s not fair for me not to be honest with you. And, I do care about you…so I need…”
Ignoring her gestures, Adley took another step toward her closing the gap quickly. “I care about you, too, Sarah, and I need…” he trailed off, and let his eyes drift down the length of her body, and waited for her imagination to complete his thought.
“Please Adley, just stop,” she held up her hand again. “Please, let me finish. Please?”
Adley held open his arms, welcoming her to continue, although Sarah could still detect a glint in his eyes that made her wonder if he was going to take her seriously.
“You know that there was someone in Colorado, that I had to leave?”
Adley nodded, but allowed her to continue.
“His name is William, and…he and I…were close, very close. We were best friends.”
“Best friends?” Adley slightly turned his head and looked at her suspiciously.
“Well, no. I mean, yes. Best friends, but we were more than that. I’m trying to tell you that…I made a promise to him. We promised each other, actually. I promised him…my heart.” There. She said it. She finally said it out loud. She sighed heavily, and waited for Adley to say something, to say anything, to end the awkward silence hanging between them. Adley looked down at the ground and rubbed his eyebrow with his thumb several times before he looked up at her.
“So…what are you saying, Sarah?”
Clearly, he wasn’t going to make this a cut and dry discussion and go back to working on the truck.
“I’m saying that…it’s not right for me to be with you. Not when I’m thinking about someone else.”
Adley took a deep breath, jammed the rag back in his pocket, and put his hands on his hips.
“You didn’t kiss me like you were thinking about someone else. What about that, Sarah?”
“Adley, that is why I have to tell you this. It was wrong to kiss you, and I’m sorry. I’m trying to do what’s right. Today. Please, please don’t make this any harder than it already is?”
Adley kicked at the pebbles at his feet, “So where does that leave us? Or I guess there isn’t an us, is there? Where does that leave me, Sarah?”
About The Author:
Jacelyn spent her childhood growing up in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating from college, she moved to Southern California, where she still resides with her husband and two young sons.