One horrible night changed everything.
And now, Paige can’t stop the nightmares. No one can...
When Paige Tomlin unexpectedly runs into Eli Stone one day, memories of that awful night don’t come crashing down on her like she thought they would. Instead, memories from when they were young and inseparable surround her.
The boy she rode the bus to school with every day.
The boy who picked her up and drove her around the first day he got his license.
The boy who told her his deepest secrets.
The boy who left her without saying goodbye…
The man who came back for her.
Thrown into a world of fear and confusion, they lean on each other for support and survival.
But is the one thing that brought them back together the very thing that will rip them apart forever?
“Well, I’m a bit fucked up in the head.”
He laughs. He’s actually laughing at me! It wasn’t a joke. I don’t know whether to be pissed off or laugh with him, so I just sit here and wait for him to finish.
“I’m sorry, Paige,” he says, wiping away a tear.
“Seriously? You look anything but sorry.”
“It’s just that you’re the most normal person I’ve ever met, and yet you genuinely believe you’re fucked up.”
“I am. And you of all people should understand why. A lot has changed in the last few months, Eli.”
“No, I get that, but you’re still the same. Exactly the same. Just a little more … grown up.” His eyes graze over my body.
“You don’t even know me anymore.”
“I know enough.” He sinks back into the cushion. “By the way, I’ve always wanted to say thank you.”
“For saving my life.”
Bria Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live there with her husband and two kids. She’s a stay at home mom who is very close with her family, loves junk food, and is always cold. Her favorite things include reading books, writing, listening to music, and watching too many movies.