There are many ways to capture a person’s love, but unwilling, full attainment is never the best option.
Life hasn’t been easy for 18 year old Reese Stanford. After a traumatic incident a year ago, she has a hard time trusting any guy. She finally allows herself to fall for the heart throb, Tate Justice, only to realize he too comes with his own set of issues.
Swearing off men, she meets a beach ‘god’ who will settle for no less than all of Reese. That is at least, until she learns a truth about Tate that changes the game entirely.
“Wait...” he stared into my eyes gently grabbing both of my hands and leaning his head to my forehead. “Please don’t leave like this Reese. I’ve never felt about anyone the way I feel about you. But, I'm worried…about you. Something happened last summer…something you were about to let Carter in on, but I know you haven’t shared it with me, because you told Carter it was awful, and horrible. Those were your words Reese.”
I found it hard to breathe. I looked deep in to his eyes. I could feel it….love I thought…love for Tate, the way he clung to me for his next move, his next breath. But as quick as the wall started to fall, it shot right back up.
“Tate, you don’t know what you’re talking about…I…I’ve got to go. Please,” I motioned to the outside “go, do your homework, or spend time with your friends…I don’t know just…” and I turned and walked out the door.
“I am where I want to be Reese, with you…” he yelled in the air.
As I was walking down the hall, I didn't know what the future held for me and Tate, but I knew I had to keep my secret. I had to.
Julie has spent years in the medical field. The first few as a Cardiac Specialty Nurse, and over the last decade as a Pharmaceutical and Medical Sales Representative. She has gathered mounds of experience both personally and professionally to pour into her new passion…writing. After years of power points in the corporate world, she is trying her hand at romance fiction with her first novel, Attainment, and the soon to be released sequel Atonement. Julie resides in a small town in NC with her husband and four children. She continues working full time in sales, exploring her writing late at night and in the wee hours of the morning when her children are tucked safely in bed.