Series: The Stepbrother Series
Author: Danielle Jamie
If you would’ve asked Raven four years ago if she was in love with Linc, she would’ve answered, YES! In a heartbeat.
Now four years later, the thought of Linc instills nothing but anger and hurt—Linc broke her heart into a million pieces and ever since she’s been trying to piece her heart back together.
When Linc was given the opportunity of a lifetime that meant he was one step closer to being in the PGA, he knew what he had to do—walk away from Raven and sacrifice his happiness for his dreams. He had no idea that his decision to go to Scotland would haunt him for years to come.
Fate tore Linc and Raven apart, now in a surprising twist it’s bringing them back together—but the question is: Can they let go of the pain from the past giving them a fighting chance at finally having a future together?
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They say life can change in the blink of an eye. I never knew those words to be true until the moment my entire world was pulled out from underneath me. I thought Linc walking away from me and moving to Scotland would be the hardest thing I’d have to deal with.
I soon figured out that him leaving was only the beginning.
Five months after he left for St. Andrews, Scotland, fate reared her ugly head and hit me harder than a freight train, and in the process, sent my life shattering into a million tiny pieces.
You always wonder when you hear about other people’s tragedies—How were they able to move past it? How does one find the strength to piece their life back together after watching it fall apart before their very eyes?
When it happens to you, you find yourself collecting all of the sharp, jagged edges, overwhelmed and wondering if it’s even worth trying to put it back together.
Because the reality of it is no matter how hard you try, there is no way to make what has now been broken completely whole again and like it was before. It will forever be filled with cracks and missing pieces, reminding you every single day of what you endured. So I wonder…is it even worth it? Or is it better to clean up the mess, throw the shards of glass away, and try to move on and adapt to the new life before you?
I never thought I’d be one of those people having to make this life-altering decision. I’m like millions of others in the world who scroll through their Facebook feed and see a video or article about a heartbreaking story that brings tears to your eyes. But we’re then able to exit the screen or keep on scrolling, going about our lives, not being fazed by the loss or tragedy this person or family has endured.
We can’t fully comprehend what it’s like to be in their shoes until we actually have to walk in them.
th, 2015 will be a date forever imbedded in my mind as the day everything changed.
It’s the day that I learned sometimes God can’t grant you the miracle you desperately beg and bargain with him for. At twenty-one, I felt invincible, but the cold, hard reality of it was that I wasn’t. When the truth of that truly sinks in, it makes you look back on everything you’ve done in your life and regret every time you had the audacity to complain about how hard you thought you had it, because the truth of the matter is I had it pretty damn good. I had supportive and loving parents. I didn’t have to worry about bills or buying food. I had a nice apartment, great friends, was attending the university of my dreams, and had my future all mapped out. The only thing missing was Linc. But, I realized if we truly loved one another, a year or two apart to finish college and for him to get into the PGA wasn’t that big of a sacrifice.
Looking back now, I see everything I should’ve done, and could’ve done, but it’s all too late. What’s done is done. The only thing I can do now is focus on moving forward and trying to piece my life back together, one shard of glass at a time. The true struggle will be accepting what I have to in order to move forward once the final piece is put into place.
This is far from the way I imagined my life when I wrote out my ten-year plan. But the sad truth is tragedy can strike anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate, and it sure as hell doesn’t always come with a warning. Sometimes bad things happen when you least expect it, blindsiding you and making the ability to come to grips with it that much harder to accomplish.
It’s been almost four years since my innocent and carefree outlook on life was torn away from me in the blink of an eye. Even now, I still don’t feel I’ve fully come to grips with what happened, or discovered how to heal and move on from it. If I’m being honest, I’m not quite sure I ever will.
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author who took a chance and wrote her first book in 2013. It was the beginning to a magical journey into the world of a published author with now 14 books available on ebook retailers sites!
Danielle Jamie is a contemporary romance author who loves getting lost in a good book or writing a memorable love story. Her most popular works are her Bestselling Savannah Series, her heart wrenching standalone Tempt my Heart and her steamy new taboo novellas in her Stepbrother Series!
She lives in Upstate NY with her husband, two daughters and son. She loves traveling and seeing the world all the while meeting her fans along the way at Author Events.