The One Left Behind
|Releasing October 25, 2013|
~ Synopsis ~
Colin and Addison are on their way home when they are caught in a vicious car accident. While Colin walks away with minimal injuries, Addison suffers from a traumatic brain injury causing her to lose her short-term memory. She can’t remember the night of the accident. She doesn’t remember being engaged. She doesn’t remember Colin at all.
While Addison rebuilds her life, Colin struggles with the fact that the love of his life doesn’t remember him.
When Addison meets Pierce, the one person who doesn’t have an ulterior motive, the one person she can talk to openly, Colin thinks his life may be over.
Will Addison’s memory return in time for her to save her relationship with Colin? Or is it gone forever, leaving her free to love Pierce?
Because I’m not ready to let her go, I suggest taking a walk in a nearby park. She smiles and says that she’d like that. We’re walking hand in hand talking about anything and everything. I keep looking at her from the corner of my eye and she’s breath taking. I know I talk about her beauty a lot, but it’s because I can’t believe I have convinced such a stunning creature to date me. The moon is out and is casting the perfect glow on her face. There’s a light breeze coming through and her hair blows gently in the wind. I notice a piece of hair gets stuck to her lip gloss. I stop walking and turn her toward me.
She’s looking up into my eyes and the moment is absolutely perfect. I can tell we’re in our own little bubble. Just the two of us, the stars, and the moonlight. I gently grab the piece of hair on her lip and brush my fingertips across them in the process. I pull my gaze away from her lips to meet her eyes, but she’s staring at my lips too. Taking that as a sign and without a moment’s hesitation, I cup her jaw with my right hand, lean in, and kiss her.
I start off with soft, gentle kisses, grabbing her waist with my left hand and pulling her closer to me. She places her hands on my chest and I wonder if she can feel my heart frantically beating. I start to deepen the kiss and she just barely parts her lips. I take that as permission and slowly slip my tongue in and touch hers.
The feeling I get from kissing her is unlike anything I have ever felt. Time stops, the world vanishes, and I feel like I can do anything in the world as long as I have her by my side.
Before I can get too carried away, I slow the kiss down gradually and place a few small pecks on her mouth before I kiss the tip of her nose. I’m grinning when I look at her because even though I’ve stopped kissing her, we’re still embracing each other and she has yet to open her eyes. I’m hoping she’s thinking that was the best kiss of her life, because it sure as hell was the best of mine.
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