He was the beginning of my heart...and the end of it. I was only 15 years old when he claimed it and 20 when he took it with him. They say what is meant to be will find a way. But when you have changed to the point of no return, how can anything ever be the same? Seven years later, Dean Martin waltzed back into my life in hopes of resuming what I had fought so hard to forget, but he was in for a wake-up call. I was no longer the naïve woman he had left...and I was no longer his.
"The greatest fall"
I met my true love when I was 27. He was handsome, charming, witty, and irresistible. Jayden Monroe came along when I was struggling with indecision and made things simple, turned monochrome into vivid color, and forever altered my perspective on life.
"THE PINA COLADA SONG!!! SUPER GOOD STORY!!!"
In every life there is always that...one. 21-year-old Laura Sedgwick is a rebel without a cause. Her only plans for life are to make no plans. She revels in her fascination with the unexpected as she navigates her way through mid-1990s Dallas nightlife. One very bad night brings her face-to-face with the one man likely to change her mind about...well...everything.
We fell in love in a lightning strike, a sudden anomaly in a sea of lost people. He knew right away, yet I was hesitant. I could have never prepared myself for a love like ours. No one could. As a child, I had conjured an amazing story in my mind. It was a story I could retell about a man that would move me like no other; a story about the way we met and how he swept me off my feet. But, the ending to that fairytale was so far from the reality.
I was a thief of men...a whore. Not the conventional type that got paid for sex. I was the girl you talked about in your sad inner circle. The girl you shielded your boyfriend from as you cleverly covered him with your body when I came near. I was a threat to you. Keeping him safe in your grasp was smart. One week...one incredible week was all it took to forever change me. I was NEVER going to be you ...until I met HIM.