In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed. A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward. Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love. Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming. Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?
“This place is unbelievable.” I looked over at him as he stared out the window. “I bet you bring all the girls here.”
“Actually, you’re the first.”
Yep, I was a goner.
“There. Look. A shooting star.” He pointed excitedly.
I caught the end of the blazing trail. “Make a wish.”
“It already came true.” He squeezed my hand.
I didn't think I ever wanted to let it go. It just fit so perfectly with mine, like they were meant to be together. We were meant to be together. I rolled my head to face him while still resting on the headrest. “I like you, Mr. Brandt.”
Instead of answering me, he leaned over the console, causing serious eruptions in my blood. As he got closer, the anticipation had my chest heaving hard for breaths. He reached out and took a lock of hair next to my cheek and stroked it slowly, never losing eye contact. I finally saw that his eyes were a swirl of hazel and green, and his lips only inches from me were a supple red that screamed for mine. His thumb brushed my jawline, causing me to shiver inappropriately. He rested his forehead on mine, trying to control his own urge to jump me.
“I’m going to kiss you, if you’ll let me.” He restrained his whisper.
I couldn't take my eyes off his lips. The words, “Uh-huh,” managed to slip out as we were suspended in air.
He let go of my hair and gripped the back of my neck desperately as he grazed his lips on mine, releasing a gasp from me. I was fully charged and ready to go. I was ready for him to take me to another place. Somewhere I had only read about. A place I never dreamed I would visit.
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I love my life and am so grateful for all of the support. I have the courage to live a dream.