Frail. Lost. Alone. Distraught. Selfish.
I can identify with none of those words. I’m known as the polar opposite of them. Look up “goody two shoes” and “know-it-all” and you’ll probably find a blown up picture of me. That’s been my jam for the first fifteen years of my life.
Suddenly, it wasn’t.
I literally changed overnight. I woke up one morning and hated everything about my life. No one wanted to believe I could do a one-eighty the way I did. I devised a plan to make it clear there was a new Abigail LaRue in town.
I bet they’ll believe me after this one.
Whoever said change was good, never met me.
Best friends. That’s what we are. At least, that’s what we were. One night changed our worlds forever. One night that turned into two days—two of the best days of my life. On the third morning, he was gone. I was heartbroken, but I didn’t know how to tell him.
Now, he’s engaged to be married and doesn’t know how I feel. Never thought a bottle of my namesake could cause me this much trouble.
I am supposed to be getting married. The problem is, I can’t seem to stop wondering why my best friend and “best man,” Whiskey, isn’t standing right here with me. I need her to tell me I’m doing the right thing because I’m starting to have doubts.
I can’t stop thinking about those two nights we shared. We laughed and made jokes about how everyone said we’d end up together. At the time, we felt it was a crazy notion.
Now, I’m thinking maybe they knew something we didn’t. Maybe we dismissed the possibility far too soon.
What I’m certain of is I need to know everything before I make the biggest mistake of my life.
Life and the pursuit of happiness has been a serious work in progress for me.
I’ve been stuck in small town life for long enough. Fate has given me an opportunity and I am taking it. Life hasn’t been easy for me, but I am determined to make it better. This chance isn’t just for me. There’s a lot riding on me getting out from under the man I thought I loved.
He would hold me back. Hold me down. If he had his way, I'd be held hostage in every aspect of the word. I need the world—that world—to know that Phoenix Miller isn’t one to watch her life pass her being tied to the likes of the lot of them.
Meeting Gideon Hall might just be the salvation I needed. It might be my undoing. My hope is this Kentucky girl survives this run with her sanity and life intact.
My name is Sable Turner and I am a nobody. At least, that’s what it feels like most days. I can count on one hand the people who care about me and my well being. One is my sister Lizzie. The others are the hired help so they kind of get paid to care. My life is not as simple or as glamorous as you may think. Especially when you take into consideration that my mother and sister, Tabby are never around. My father is constantly traveling and my arch nemesis is my own flesh and blood cousin, who is hell bent on making my life as miserable as possible!
I did not realize how many people actually cared about me until after an unfortunate “accident.” Of course, based on how the past 16 years of my life have gone it takes a while for me to be able to actually trust that these people genuinely care about me and don’t just want something from me. My life seems to have gone from a nightmare where I constantly play the role of the invisible observer (unless I am getting bullied) to a life straight out of a fairytale. Complete with great friends, family relations on the mend and the hunky sports star! Like I said my name is Sable Turner and this is my story.
Promiscuous Girl is how most would describe Rayna Norton. It has been the term “gifted” to her when anyone refers to her love life. It might shock most that it was coined by her mother. Not Rayna.
Ella Norton is not one to hold her tongue even when it comes to dealing with her children’s feelings. The matriarch of the Norton family is known for her unexpected gestures.
Rayna and Ella disagree on a number of things. one of the major things is Rayna’s non-desire to be tied down to one person. Men serve one purpose in the second eldest Norton child’s book. Warming her bed a few nights out of the week or month, depending on how busy she is with her caseload, is more than enough for her
All of that changes the instant her family meets and gets to know Christopher Leigh. She’ll fight both him and them ever step of the way.
People just don’t understand not everyone’s life is meant to be filled with rambunctious children and a busy husband.
~ There is freedom in telling the truth.
Rayna learns that the hard way.