Series: Running On Empty #1
on December 8th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Under the lights, amongst the jazz shoes, blistered feet and caked faces of the dance troupe, you pretend you’re someone else. The melody begins and your body responds. You allow it to weave into your skin until it’s made itself home in your soul. It is that dance that drives you. It is that dance that will continue to save you. It is that dance that will release you.
Until your heart can no longer shut him out, even after he’s pushed you away. You can’t let him in again, can you? There’s only so much of your heart left to give.
She is the reason I can’t stay. The reason that the covered bruises, the lies and the hurt are too much. I am no good for her. But when I see her again, I can’t stay away. Like Dante said, “The path to paradise begins in hell.”
Fragments is an emotional story that spans years of heartbreak, friendship, and love. Beautifully written, the characters leapt off the pages and into my heart.
Beatrice (Trice) the daughter of immigrant parents, struggles to ignore bullies while immersing herself in her passion for dance. She feels betrayed when her brother Robbie’s best friend Alex who she has always been close with, starts dating mean girl Stacey.
“What did you do when one of your closest friends broke your heart? You avoided them. You ignored them. You pushed yourself to try to forget that they were ever a part of your life.”
Alex, the boy next door, tries to hide the physical and emotional abuse that he suffers at the hand of an alcoholic father, but it has been drilled into him that he is worthless. He loves Beatrice but doesn’t want to do anything to lose the friendship they have.
“I could think of any moment and see him weaved throughout it. It was as though his soul was interwoven with mine.”
This story drew me right in. I want more of this world, of these characters, Trice, Alex, Robbie, Hazel, Trin, and Theo. I’ve already fallen in love with all of them!
“But you are my forever, Bea. You were destined to be mine. Even if we took forever to get here, I wouldn’t change a thing. We weren’t ready before, but we are ready now. Every inch of my soul was born to love you. I’d travel through hell to get to you. You are my paradise.”
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