** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language and mature subject matter **
Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.
Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He's done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored--his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.
Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?
There’s a time in everyone’s life when I’m sure they wonder if fate is actually some dude watching from beyond, just waiting for the right moment to f@ck with us.
Ashton has run away from her privileged life in Florida to live the small town life in Woodfalls. She works at the local grocery store where she catches up on ALL the town gossip, But that's just the way she always wanted it. Nathan drifts into town on a job, and when they cross paths its the start of an epic love affair that neither are able to turn away from, no matter what it costs them.
"What Changed?" he asked taking his eyes off the road long enough to peer at me.
"Life," I answered truthfully. "Sometimes it throws you a curveball and either you duck to avoid it, or you swing with all your might."
"Which option did you take?"
"Neither. I chose option three, which was to walk away."
"As long as you don't fall in love with riding that bike," I emphasised.
"Darling, I'm not going to lie. I'm going to enjoy riding that bike probably more than any other bike I've ever ridden, But I wont fall in love with it," He reassured me, hiking my leg up around his waist. "The question is: Will you fall in love with the bike ride?"
"It's not possible for me to fall in love with any bike ride," I replied earnestly. "Not anymore, anyway," I added, working to keep the pain out of my voice.
One thing was clear: Ashton was nothing like I expected. How was I going to get her our of my system when everything about her seemed to pull me in?