Being alive and living are not always the same.
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories of the one person she misses everyday. Too late she finds herself caught in a storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she's determined to fight them off.
Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to attend one of the finest Med schools in the country and follow in his dad's foot steps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she is unwilling to share, but he's never given up on something he wants and he wants Tru.
Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax's reach?
After tragedy living is not easy, but with the right person it can be learned.
I watch as Jax gets up and when he returns he has every type of cream and sugar they offer. “I didn’t know what flavor you preferred or if you were into real or fake sugar.”
“Real. Definitely real.” I start dressing my coffee. “There’s nothing like the taste of coffee with real sugar. My tongue is able to tell the difference for some reason.” I can’t believe I just mentioned my tongue to Jax. My skin flushes, as I picture licking him with it. Calm down, Trudy. He’s just a good looking guy.
He clears his throat and sits there staring at me for a second. Finally he starts to talk. “How’s work going?”
I exhale with relief and relax. I thought he was going to ask me why I’m so flushed. “Good. I really like working there. Both Benji and Blaire are wonderful.” He growls and I don’t know why, but ignore it and continue. “Did you know they’re playing tomorrow night on stage? I can’t wait to hear them because everyone says they are phenomenal. I’ll be working the bar, so I’ll have to listen from the back, but still...it’s a free show and in a way I’ll be getting paid to watch.” I’m rambling but he makes me nervous. My foot won’t stop moving under the table, and the table starts to shake. Please don’t notice. Please don’t notice.
“Is the table moving?” he asks with a smirk on his face. He bends down to look underneath, so I cross my legs and dig my nails into my palms to distract myself.
I’m relieved I had it under control while he was down there. “God, Trudy. Stop it.”
“Did you say something?” He pulls up and smiles. “What do you need to stop?”
Well shit! I might as well get this over with because I’m just making a fool out of myself. Plus, I keep digging this hole of humiliation deeper and deeper by the second. I take a deep breath and close my eyes. When I open them Jax is focusing on my mouth again. NOT HELPING! Okay, here goes nothing.
About the Author
My name is Robin and I live in Grand Bay, Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR.
I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me. I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn't think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.
After that, the story took over. Even though some pieces of my life experience are within it, it is Tru and Jax’s story now. I have truly fell in love with this story and hope you all do too.
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