Three years after their brutal breakup she shows up on Dylan’s driveway the day he’s moving in with his new fiancée. He doesn’t know why she left him, or why she’s now appeared out of the blue, but he does know he never stopped loving her.
Time heals all, or so they say, but a row about the past ends in a horrific car crash. With his soulmate’s life hanging in the balance, Dylan leaps back in time to the turning points of their relationship.
Given the chance to do things differently, can he make the one change that will save her?
He’s moved on, and April vowed he’ll never know the real reason she fled to San Francisco – he’d never forgive her. But now she’s lying in a coma. Stuck in the past, reliving their intense love story and unable to stop him from discovering her secrets.
How did two lovers end up here?
Trapped in a terrifying moment, can they ever find their way back to each other?
Get that drink and find that comfortable chair as Lianne has shared an extract with us today. Enjoy.
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April went quiet, resting her head on my shoulder as we leant on the bridge, breathing in a concoction of exhaust fumes and sea air.
‘I wanted to call you, Dylan,’ she sighed, staring down into the choppy, dark water. ‘More than anything. But I just… couldn’t.’
‘OK, well that question has been killing me for three years, so please, put me out of my misery.’
April looked at me sideways, her face darkening further.
‘Will you kiss me again, before I answer?’ she asked, moving closer and tucking herself close to my chest. ‘So you remember how it feels first? Because there’s something I need to tell you, and it won’t be easy to hear.’
Her words landed in my stomach like the stench of the sea lions on the pier, and I worried I’d throw up over the side of the bridge. What could she possibly be hiding that was this bad?
Pushing those thoughts away, I did as she asked, stroking her cheek with my thumb and leaning forwards until our mouths were almost touching.
‘I’ve never forgotten how it feels to kiss you, April.’
My lips were just grazing hers when a squeal of brakes tore through the air. The screeching of rubber on tarmac followed, and my head flew in the direction of the noise in time to spot the pickup truck crashing through the barrier, mounting the pavement and barrelling towards us. On instinct, I shoved April as hard as I could back towards the side of the bridge. Our eyes met over the deafening roar, and hers flashed with horror as this immense force crashed into me. Then everything shrunk to nothingness.
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About Lianne La Borde –
Since 2012 she’s written and edited real-life stories for women’s magazines, becoming Features Editor across Future PLC’s weekly titles.
At home she’s a wife and mum enjoying the challenge of raising two crazy children under five.
Wait For You was released by Matador Publishing on 1st August 2023. Click to buy on Amazon UK.
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