I knew what it was like to inhale and wait for that feeling of being alive, for that comfort that life’s rhythm would bring, only to have every breath let you down.
All night we stayed there. We stewed in a sea of emotions, a different one breaking on us each second.
Before, if I worked hard enough and stayed busy enough, I escaped its reaches. Not now. Tonight, I stopped fighting and sank below the surface of fear, hope, anger, happiness, sadness, joy, death, and life.
I stopped fighting and finally let myself drown.
Sleep held her captive in the early morning. I looked at the woman who had loved me when I hadn’t deserved it, and finally started trying to be the person worthy of that. I crawled in bed and wrapped her in my arms.
She stiffened at my touch; it had become foreign to her, and that was my fault.
The Love in Chaos
There was a time when Jasper Everett had everything he wanted.
I believed for everyone there was one chance at great love.
One perfect match.
But mine died.
So, I closed my heart and chased mistakes.
Until a desperate attempt at a relationship lead me back to the beginning.
It was somewhere I never thought I would be, but fate brought me back to her.
And now, I had a second chance with the one woman who was there for it all.
She was my foundation.
She was my mirror.
She was my best friend.
And after everything, I hoped she would be my redemption, too.
The Beauty of Chaos
I needed something new.
So I left.
It was selfish but I did it to protect my heart.
I didn’t think I would meet anyone.
I didn’t think I would give my heart away.
I didn’t think I could risk breaking all over again.
But I did meet someone.
I met him.
And I did give my heart away.
But this time I got to decide, let the love break me or accept that sometimes there’s beauty in chaos.
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Author Bio –
Liz is the author of The Beauty of Chaos and The Love in Chaos from her Chaos series. She lives in a small town in Illinois surrounded by her three children, husband, and mildly well mannered cat. Writing creatively has always been a part of Liz’s life but it wasn’t until her debut novel did she try writing love stories, and well, she fell in love with it. When not reading or writing she can be found chasing her small humans around, on the back of her husband’s motorcycle, or baking cookies.
Author Links –
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