can say they were burned by fate. I’m the exception.
Scalded figuratively, emotionally, and physically… I have the scars running
down my arm, ribs, and side to prove it.
The doctors have done what they can to heal me by smoothing the abraded skin
using other parts of my body. But they can only do so much. Sometimes, what
can’t be seen can’t be healed.
The fire that night took more than a pound of flesh. It obliterated my talent,
beauty, and most importantly, seared the connection I had with the man I loved.
Sure, it was me who pushed him away, but I had my reasons. I did what any woman
would do in my situation. I gave up everything so that one day he’d find
happiness and peace.
Now I’ve healed a bit on the outside, and on the inside, but I still crave the
one I let go. To this day he looks at me with fire in his eyes, a heat so
bright in his being he glows with it. I fear the light, the flames that could
consume me whole. The problem now is, he’s not mine anymore. I just may have
waited too long to fight for him, for us, for a future together.
There’s only one thing I can do. Let fate decide.
Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling
author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader
a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt.
Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling
Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her
life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with
her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance