I'm so excited to share the new cover to the third in the island series books, "Hunter's Moon." Coming October 2020. Enjoy!
The silence stretched between us, and I started telling him about Jason. I told him about what happened when I was gone, and how I stayed much longer than planned because I didn’t want to face the island alone.
“I never knew a life without him. All my plans were wrapped up in him. We felt like one person. At least, I felt like we were one person. Everyone loved him, and by default, everyone loved me. My identity had been all wrapped up in being a de facto Reid, and I’d thought it would always be that way.”
He listened patiently, and I continued. “When I got back to the Island, I thought I could fix us. But I was still so hurt, I started acting like I didn’t care. I’m ashamed to admit that I acted like a tramp, pretending I was okay with the little attention Jason gave me. I took whatever he offered and thought it would be enough. Despite all that had happened, I still thought we could make it work.”
“Did he know how you felt?”
I shook my head and shrugged. “He thought we were just casual. I don’t know, maybe? It’s difficult to put whatever we were that summer into words.”
“You wanted more.” It was a statement, and I agreed.
“But then Shaye showed up, and he was smitten and kind of stupid about her. I felt like he was breaking my heart all over again. People had started seeing me as the town tramp, and I’d worked too hard to protect myself from getting hurt again, so I perpetuated the image.”
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