Fighting For Youby
(For You Series #2)
(For You Series #2)
Release Date: October 24th
Cover: Photographer- Claudio Harris
Model- Jase Dean
Design- Kari March of K23 Designs
Formatting: Sarah Elizabeth
When love became too much for Danielle Hamilton, she did what she does best—she ran. Now, three months later Dani realized the mistake she made. A lot can change though, in a short amount of time and now there’s an unavoidably factor in her life that will change everything. Will Dani be able to save the only good she’s ever known? Can she fight for the love she wants—or is it just too little too late?
Corey has spent the last several months missing the only woman he’s ever wanted, but things aren’t about to get any easier. When demons from Corey’s past rise to the surface, he is put in the middle of something he thought was laid to rest. When drugs, money and an ex that wants to stir up trouble—returns to the picture—
Corey will be left fighting for his life. Will he be able to protect the only person he loves from a dangerous world she knows nothing about? Or will his past claim his life and inevitably…His heart.
Sometimes fate has its own ideas but will that be the end for Corey and Dani? Or will their fight for love prevail?
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~ Excerpt ~
“What the hell are you doing outside, Danielle!? Are you trying to get yourself sick?” Even though he was scolding me and I had no idea what he had been doing, I couldn’t hide the smile when I saw him.
“I was waiting for you,” I answered, as I walked toward him.
He shrugged out of the sweatshirt he was wearing and slid it over my head, leaving my arms to find their own way through the sleeves.
“Let’s go inside before you catch pneumonia.” No! I couldn’t. At least not yet! This was where I had my epiphany! I couldn’t go inside and lose my way now that I had finally found it.
“Not yet! I have to tell you something.”
He grabbed my arm and began pulling me towards the door, but I shook free. “Let’s talk in the house, baby.”
“No! Corey, I’m not going anywhere until you listen to me.”
His face looked panicked as his eyes darted from the falling rain, to the house and back to his waiting car.
He shook his head and grabbed hold of my arms and brought my face close to his. “Damn it, Danielle! Please, come inside with me.”
My hands pressed against his chest as I shook my head furiously back and forth. Strands of my soaking wet hair whipped my face but I didn’t care.
“No! Here! I love you, Corey.” The words weren’t new to hear, but the confession was one that shook me to my core. My heart leapt from my chest and the butterflies in my stomach fluttered a beautiful dance of joy.
“I love you too, Dani,” Corey rushed out.
“I’ve finally realized that the rest of it doesn’t matter. You’re hiding things from me and I know that there is another woman that you’re helping. It’s driving me crazy, Corey. Today it nearly broke me to come here and realize the moment I needed you—you were with her. So, I’m here to tell you this - whatever is wrong with your past, I’m going to go through it with you. Me and little Bean are your future, Corey, and together we will survive it all! Just let me in and stop hiding things from me, Corey. And … .marry me!”
The words slipped out. It was a thought in my mind, but this wasn’t in the plan for the way I wanted it to go. Now that it was out in the open, there was no way I was taking it back. The words sounded like a symphony leaving my mouth and my heart was pounding, waiting for his response.
Corey’s eyes shot up with shock at my words. “What?” I couldn’t help but giggle, as I curled my fingers into his shirt.
“Marry me, Corey. Let’s fight this together. Whatever’s going on—I want to do it all with you. Let’s make this right, baby! Marry me, Corey Preston!”
I stared up at my destiny and felt pure ecstasy! That man was my drug and I was going to fight like hell to keep that feeling surging forever.
When I finally looked into his face, I expected to see the same heavenly emotions behind those blue eyes that I was obsessed with. My heart stopped. Staring back at me was my answer and it was the one people popping the question dreaded receiving. I saw nothing but soul shattering agony as he furrowed his brows at me, never releasing my arms. Something in my gut said to accept it, walk back inside right now, and go to bed. Pretend this moment never happened. But I couldn’t. I was growing hysterical and there was nothing that could stop that!
“Corey! Answer me! Marry me, Corey! Please! Tell me you’ll marry me!”
Confliction over something showed in his expression, but I just couldn’t stop. This was my Corey, the same one that promised to be with me forever. The same one that loved me more than everyone I’ve ever known—combined! He couldn’t be turning me away! Please, Lord, don’t let him leave!
I wished for inspiration from the stars that were covered by a blanket of darkness.
“Say something!” I pleaded with him.
“Danielle, I love you. You know I do!” My teeth bit down hard on my lip to keep the trembling steady while I waited for him to finish. “But, Dani …” There was no reason given that made me ready to let go of what we had.
“But what Corey? I thought you wanted more? You said you wanted this family!”
“I do!” he said. Even without him saying it the word, a large but hung in the air between us.
“So what is stopping you from saying yes?!” I pressed on.
“It’s just not the … right time.” He struggled to get anything out, but I took hold of every single word, pause and hesitation and committed it to memory.
“How could it not be the right time? Are you serious?! We’re having a baby together! You asked if we should move into our own place! Am I seriously reading the signals between us that poorly??”
“No, of course you’re not!” I pulled him closer to me and locked my eyes with his so he would no longer be able to avoid what was staring him in the face.
“Then answer my question, Corey! Will you marry me!?”
His Adam’s apple bobbed as fresh tears sprung from his eyes, mixing with the pouring rain. “I can’t.”
~ About the Author ~
I am Megan Noelle and “Fighting For You” is my second novel that I will publish but not the first I’ve written. I have been writing since I was old enough to hold a pen and finally pursued my dream of becoming a novelist. Writing is my passion and I am all for following one’s passions! One of my other passions is being a mom of my adorable daughter Peyton. She has just hit the terrible twos and boy…what a joy! When I’m not writing I’m a stay at home mom and a full time student in the typical major of “Undecided.” All I know is if I can write, be with my daughter and my family—I will be happy!
5 Random Things You Don’t Know About Me!
1. Peanut Butter M&Ms and a Diet Coke is my favorite treat—ever.
2. I would someday love to write a book that Tim Burton wants to make into a movie!
3. I have a ridiculous addiction to Bride shows.
4. I have a terrible habit of wanting to dye my hair—every month.
5. I can listen to the same song on repeat dozens of time in a row and still not be sick of it.
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