First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he'll make it right with his girl.
All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it's all blank.
Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life's been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.
It's him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can't figure out if I've been destroyed or set free. The him that... is... dead.
He's back with one objective--Emma Kingsley--and she never sees it coming.
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Grayson is alive! Emma spends weeks mourning his passing and then one day he calls her. Their phone call is an uncomfortable one. Emma makes it very clear that he can't just call her out of the blue and expect everything to be okay. The conversation is a lot of back and forth and of course nothing is resolved after a few minutes. But one thing's for sure: Grayson is not giving up. He sends her this text message minutes after they end their phone call:
Unknown number: I’ll fix what I fucked up. Prepare yourself, Ems, I’m coming for you and I want forgiveness.Later that night Emma is out with her coworkers, but she is having a hard time concentrating. She eventually gives up and goes home to call Grayson. While they are talking Grayson realizes that Emma is a lot closer than he realizes and he ends up on her doorstep. (Thank you Parker!)
What follows is an exhausting and emotional night of Grayson trying to explain himself and Emma trying to forgive him. We finally learn why Grayson blames himself for the death of his mother and you can't help but feel sorry for him.
By the end of the book Emma and Grayson's relationship seems to be on the mend. But there are still so many things that need to happen before things are okay again. What will happen when Grayson meets his daughter? Or finds out that Emma strips one night a week? Or when her family finds out he's alive. Her brother was Grayson's best friend and carries a lot of animosity towards him. What will that reunion be like? Again, more questions that will hopefully be answered in the next book.
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About Cristin Harber
Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon's Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.