Everything can change in an instant.
They say you don't know what you have until it's gone, but the truth is, sometimes you know exactly what you have. And when it's gone, you start to fade away, too.
Taylor Hopkins knows this firsthand. For the past couple of years, he's focused on only three things: college, working out, and girls. School to focus on the future and forget the past. Exercising to zone out and clear his mind. And girls for all of the above. Then Sasha falls into his life...
Sasha Williams loves to cook. Skipping her second year of college to work under a head chef and owner of a restaurant was an opportunity she couldn't pass up. After yet another breakup with a guy still hung up on his ex, she decides a night out is the perfect thing to wash away recent memories, and make sure her focus is on cooking. Of course, it doesn't help that meeting Taylor, and a subsequent deal between them, turns into something she never thought she'd face.
While trying to break down walls, Taylor and Sasha work to come to terms with a future between them. But can you build a future on a foundation that continues to crumble away?
Piece by Piece is the fifth book in the Rumor Has It series and can be read as a stand-alone.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 248 Pages (1,545 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 17th, 2020
In the small town of Hope, adult life is about to be thrust upon young Tommy, essentially ending his childhood and his boyhood adventures with his best friend Winnie. This uncertain future as a "man" frightens him; he wonders if he'll turn out to be just like his abusive, alcoholic father--or become an emotionally damaged deadbeat like his older brother Will. As his last childhood summer draws to a close, he struggles with the prospect of leaving his childhood paradise--and his best friend--behind, only to venture into the unknown, scary territory of adulthood, perhaps prematurely. But an evil entity lurking deep within the nearby haunted Black Woods and Blackwater Swamp beckons, and "Old Rope" (the ancient, rickety rope bridge that crosses Hope Creek Canyon near Black Woods) offers him a possible escape--and the decision he makes will mark his name down in history forever...
NOTE: The novella The Crossing is included in the collection Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption, which is also available on Amazon, both in paperback and on Kindle.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 100 Pages (1,507 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 17th, 2020