Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.
Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.
Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.
Brody. Sexy, hot, and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls.
Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss
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I am trying to force my feet to move when someone puts their hands on my shoulders and spins me around. Brody.
“I’m dying inside, Quince. Dying.” He is so close to me, I can feel his breath on my face. “My heart breaks every time you give a piece of yourself to him.”
“Brody, don’t.” I almost shout, desperate to escape his knowing eyes. I try to pull away, but he holds on tighter.
“Please! Please listen to me. You’ve never given me the chance to say anything, and now you are going to listen.” His voice penetrates the fog surrounding me. “Quince, I want to be the person you run to. I want to be the one you trust when the darkness falls. I want to know your dreams, and I want to breathe the air you breathe. I want to be the one who makes you smile. I just want to be with you.” He takes a deep, ragged breath. “Just trust me, Quince! Trust me enough to be with me. Let me love you every day for the rest of your life.”
I back away, shaking my head. “No.” I can’t breathe. My legs are weak. I don’t know if they’ll carry me, but I push away and walk past him. Forcing myself not to run, I panic. What if he follows me?
I don’t hear him, so I look over my shoulder. When my eyes meet his, he begs, “Fate brought us together, but God dammit, Quince! Make me your choice.”
I've faced a lot of adversity in this lifetime, and I have found that you cannot outrun your past. It will always catch up to you. Embrace it, accept it, and you will overcome it.
You've just been hired to a promotions position at Kellog Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick? A podometer - I'm all about getting my 10,000 steps in everyday!
If you could be a pair of jeans what style would you be? Why? Relaxed fit - I am not stick thin, and I have a huge booty. I can't handle the super tight, form-fitting jeans that make me look like a stripper every time I bend over! And relaxed is something I'm not but wish I was!