There are many different reasons for having secrets. Sometimes we choose to keep them to protect people, while other times, they are kept out of deceit and shame. Regardless of their purpose, secrets have the power to hurt us like nothing else. When we risk losing someone we love, we will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from ever being known. But sometimes, secrets find their way out onto the open, revealing themselves even against our desperate attempts to keep them hidden. My secret had almost destroyed us, but through the miracle of three little words, “I forgive you,” Skylar had finally set me free from my years of torment.
Part of her died the night she lost her parents. No matter what I do, I can never get that part of her back again. Through the tragedy of that night, our lives are forever scarred, yet through our powerful love, I see her once again returning back to life, just like a perfect rose in bloom.
Now that she knows my secret, there is nothing that can ever tear us apart again… or so, I had thought.
When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills.
Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life.
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.
Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.
Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?
** SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ BOOK ONE**
I hate him. I love him.
God, how I hate that I still love him, but it’s true, I do. My parents, my life, my happiness, my heart, he has now officially taken all of them from me. In a matter of seconds, my life went from completely perfect to a full fledge nightmare, seeping of lies and deceit.
Yes, it’s true. I am the wilting dying Rose that once belonged to Sebastian Thorne. He had given me back my life, but little did I know, he was the very one who had taken it all away from me in the first place.
I hate him…I love him.
I never expected Lucas Drake to walk back in my life, when I was at my lowest and darkest point. He promises to help me heal this pain inside of me and give me back my life. In order to do that, he thinks that I need to get away from this town and maybe he is right. There is absolutely nothing left for me here in Austin, except painful memories, and of course, Sebastian.
If I am to survive this, I must do the one impossible thing.
I, Skylar Rose, must become…Thorneless.