This is an alternate cover edition - ASIN: B011SIANZ4WARNING: I don't write about fairy tales and as much as I love Disney... I don't promise my readers or guarantee my characters a 'Happy Ever After...' Happy endings are harmonious but they're not always real life. I'm a sucker for bittersweet endings so please prepare yourself for one of them before purchasing one of myThis is an alternate cover edition - ASIN: B011SIANZ4WARNING: I don't write about fairy tales and as much as I love Disney... I don't promise my readers or guarantee my characters a 'Happy Ever After...' Happy endings are harmonious but they're not always real life. I'm a sucker for bittersweet endings so please prepare yourself for one of them before purchasing one of my novels. Hearts and flowers won't be found in my writing and neither will perfect conclusions to my stories."Are you ready to continue, Serena?" My therapist asks me, leaning forward in her seat with a compassionate and understanding expression on her face."I suppose so." I reply brusquely, close to hating her for making me carry on with this when she knows how much pain it is causing me."Is it alright with you if we pick up where we left off yesterday?" She asks me gently."I guess." I answer curtly, folding my arms across my chest in a defensive manner."Now we've already covered how you came to meet Cole and how the two of you first started your relationship. You have also discussed with me what happened when you both found out that you share the same father as well as the circumstances which lead you to run away with him." She exhales slowly, pausing for a moment so I can have the opportunity to respond to her statement.“I remember.” I reply coldly, staring at her intently."What I want us to talk about today is the reason that you're here and the reason it's no longer safe for you to approach Cole.""He despises me.” I state firmly. “And I can't say that I blame him.""Serena, all of us say and do things we don't mean sometimes...""Oh, he meant it." I assure her with certainty. "He looked me in the eyes when he told me that he despises me. He told me he won’t rest until he's made my life as miserable as I've made his. He said I ruined him and he intends to destroy me like I destroyed him.""When did he say this to you?" She inquires gently."About six months ago.” I answer truthfully.“Serena, before we talk about what happened, we need to discuss the events which took place when you first ran away with him. I need to know what happened between you both when you left everything behind so you could be with him. Where did you go? What did you do? And how long were you together before the two of you were found?"“You mean before I called the police?" I demand angrily."Yes." She replies patiently."Five days.” I whisper softly, my anger decreasing when I remember those final days I spent with Cole. “We spent five days together before they caught up with us and before they took him away from me.""And how long was it before you saw him again after that?""Three years.” I murmur quietly. “That's how long it took for him to find me.""And now he's searching for you again?" She prompts me."He's always searching and I know he’s never going to stop." I remind myself, lowering my gaze towards the plush carpet beneath my feet."And how do you know that?" She enquires softly."Because he swore to me that he wouldn't and I believe him. He won't rest until I'm found and he won't find peace until he captures me again.""But what about you?” She asks, emphasising the importance of my own self and what I need. “What about your peace?""Cole is my soul mate.” I state coldly, narrowing my eyes at her as I do so. “He's the other half of myself and I know it will be impossible for me to find completion until we're together again.""Even though the consequences of a life with him may be catastrophic?” She asks me incredulously, struggling to conceal the look of astonishment on her face. I take a moment to process what my therapist has just asked me. I close my eyes and try to picture the next few decades of my life alongside Cole. I then try to imagine the rest of my life without him and realise right away that there is no contest between the two."Despite the misery I face with him, I still want him.” I say, speaking clearly and without fear. "I don't need a happy ending… all I need is Cole."*** This novel contains mature themes, scenes of violence, strong language and sexual citations. Recommended readers 18+***...
|Title||:||That Summer: Part Two|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||173 Pages|
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That Summer: Part Two Reviews
Bloody hell! How am I supposed to cope with that. No No No. I'll beg if that's what it takes to get more. I WILL GET ON MY KNEES AND BEG !
OmgOne of the best books have read this year. The story had me captivated, entranced and heart broken at the same time. Please please please write a third story. You can't leave these two broken hearts without a happy ending even if they're not together. I hurt for both these characters but hopefully the author will listen to my plea. This is a must read.
Feeling conflictedWow I am left speechless at the end of this. My heart broke for them and I wish we could get a glimpse into the future to see if they truly find peace. I was hoping they found out they weren't truly related or they moved to the states or something I don't know. I'm conflicted on how I feel about this story, on the one hand I truly believe with continued help and support Cole can be a stable, caring person and I don't doubt his love of serena. On the other hand Serena strikes me as a person who runs whenever he shows all of himself and that is just as bad as him losing it every time he gets upset. The nature of their relationship is extremely difficult to love or hate, is it wrong depends on how you see it. Is is dysfunctional and crazy? Yes but it's also calm and deep and real. Who would they really be hurting? No on but themselves cause in the end she would be with in a heartbeat if they weren't related regardless of what anyone says and if she didn't rumble most likely would chill out again with constant support from his doctor and taking taking his meds. It's gonna take me some days to stop thinking about this story hmmm. Well written, I was definitely interested in what came next. I hope to see a novella about these two one day and it would be interesting to read his side of the story. 5 ***** all the way even though I didn't get ending I hoped for. Can't wait for the next book of your Lauren
Such a heartbreaking love story. I can`t imagine what it would be like to find your soulmate and not to be able to be with them. I was hoping for a happy ending and was a little disappointed that it didn`t happen. I hate that Cole is going to spend his life searching for Serena and that Serena is just going to settle for someone else both hoping for their someday to happen. I`m crying now just thinking about it. Would really love to see a part three where these two can get their happy ending and find out they aren`t related. Such a tragic waste, reminds me a lot of Romeo and Juliet.
Ok, I just finished this I have to say this story was not what I was expecting. It was great and I was completely enthralled. My life basically stopped while I was reading part one and two. Whenever I stopped bc I didn't want to finish it too quickly, the characters stayed on my mind. I just had to know what happened next. Cole was seriously messed up, I suspected it in part 1 and it is confirmed in this book. When he tells Serena why he behaves so erratically, it finally made sense. I loved that Serena always stood up to Cole but didn't understand why she was so passive at school. She allowed the bullies to treat her like dirt and terrorize her. This made me so mad. She showed such strength when she called the police that first time but then she returns to her old school, things don't change. One of my biggest turnoffs is baby-mama drama. I hate that and it is one of the reasons I didn't read the Wrong Girl series. Unfortunately, there was baby-mama drama in this story. I was really disappointed in the way Cole behaved. He used other women like objects and often times just to hurt the h. The ending made me sad. In part one you have hope that somehow this couple will get a HEA but at the end of the story it doesn't happen. Neither of them are happy and both are basically going through the motions of living. I didn't feel the same hope in part two. By the end I realized things were pretty hopeless. I really want to read the Always and Forever series but am going to wait until it is complete. I hope that one will be free of the baby-mama drama and have a HEA. As for Lauren Crossley, BRAVO; you are a great talent and I look forward to reading more of your books in the future.
I just had to keep reading in one sitting, just captures your attention throughout. I loved Cole's possessive ways (mind you Lauren knows how to write real attractive alpha male). Serena did annoy me due to the fact she kept hiding her feelings and she thought too much about what other people would think. I was on Cole's side of fuck the world and just be happy. Gosh the ending broke my heart :( A terrific book but with a sad ending which breaks your heart.
This had SERIOUS continuity errors.
I like the story but wroten really bad. And the ending was so borring. I am so disapointed.
Waited forever for this. The ending disappointed me a lot. Hoping for a part 3.