Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson
A best friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .
Evan Bryant wasn’t your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.
Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he still wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything.
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever..
Excerpt Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson
I was still having a hell of a time realizing that this was us. That she was mine. That she was always going to be.
“You are every fantasy I’ve ever had, Unicorn Girl.” I twisted her hair up again, tugging her back an inch, meeting her eye in the mirror. “Did you know that? Look at you.”
I leaned over so I could kiss along the curve of her shoulder, tongue licking out, eyes watching her in the mirror through the lapping shadows.
That energy rushed. Boomed and simmered. Coming to a head.
Like it was getting ready to turn into something brand new.
Her head shook, wild mane flying all over. “I can’t believe it’s even half as good as looking at you. You keep stealin’ my breath, Evan. Same way as you stole my heart the first day I saw you.”
I signed it out against her back.
I LOVE YOU. LOVE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH. NEVER GOING TO LET YOU GO. NOT EVER AGAIN.
I gripped her by the waist, shifting languages, loving that Frankie could hear me in every way.
Our senses tied.
Our spirits bound.
“Tell me you want me as badly as I want you.”