Dying . . .
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Dead . . .
Deceased . . .
It doesn’t matter how many times I say it or how many different names I give it, it still means the same thing. One of these days I’ll be nothing but a passing memory, a familiar face in a forgotten photo. But there's three things I need before this life of mine ends . . .
I need to tell him I love him more than life itself.
I need to feel the strength of his arms wrapped around me just one more night.
Most of all, I need him to forgive me.
Eight years ago I broke the heart of the only man I’ve ever loved and today I’m moving home in hopes that he’ll let me put it back together. I’m not sure how many breaths I have left, but I’ll use each and every last one fighting for what I destroyed.
My name is Laney Jacobs and this is my journey.
Dying . . .
An Excerpt from Pretty Pink Ribbons
“I wish it was someone else,” she croaks, swallowing hard. “There are thousands of bad people in the world, but it happened to you.” I watch her eyes fill with tears and then I look away. It’s pathetic of me really; that I’m unable to look my best friend in the face when it’s obvious that she is struggling with this almost as much as I am. But I’ve cried my fair share of tears and although I’m certain my tear ducts have yet to dry up, I don’t want to cry tonight. Somehow I know that if I watch Mia break, then I’ll shatter right along with her.
“I’m glad it’s me.” She gasps, startled by my words, and I rush to try and explain. “If it wasn’t me, it would be someone else, and I would never wish this upon someone else. You know that saying that God will only give you what you can handle?”
“Sometimes I tell myself that he just thinks I’m really strong and I can handle it, whereas someone else couldn’t.”
“Does that help?” she asks. “Does that make you feel better about it?”
“No, but it eases my mind. Sometimes when I’m having a good day, it brings me peace, however temporary it may be. But no, it doesn’t make me feel better.”
“Peace,” she whispers, seemingly trying the word on for size. “I want you to have peace.”
This book will suck you right in a tug at your heart strings. It was beautifully written. The characters will make you want more of this amazing story.
Laney and Levi are young and in love. They have their entire lives ahead of them, but just as Levi decides to take a leap of faith and tell Laney he loves her she breaks the news she’s moving away to go to culinary school. Your heart will break for Levi because Laney’s response is a punch in the gut for him. Laney loves Levi but to go to school is her dream. She leaves and they never speak again until eight years later…
Laney moves back to St.Louis after 8 years to claim the only man she ever loved. Is it too late? Has Levi moved on? Laney has something huge she needs to tell him and she doesn’t have a lot of time to get him back. Levi is still harboring a lot of pain from being turned down years ago. He isn’t very welcoming at first. Laney will have to win back his heart.
Levi and Laney’s journey is heartbreaking, beautiful, emotional, and just all around amazing! I loved the characters, the story, I could feel every emotion KL poured out onto her pages. You will love both of them and will cheer them on along the way.
I give Pretty Pink Ribbons 5 Huge gigantic stars! You will love this book and the meaning of true love. Thank you KL for this amazing story. Go one click your copy now.