In a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters tells the story of a troubled young woman and the unforgettable guy who teaches her to live—and love—to the fullest.
She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.
He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.
Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.
Author : A. Meredith Walters
Title : Butterfly Dreams
Series : –
Publisher : LoveSwept
Pages : 317
Release date : ANovember 24, 2015
Genre : Contemporary Romance.
“I’ve lost so many people, Beck. You scare me. You scared me. I don’t look at you as the guy who could die. I look at you as the guy who could devastate me.”
Why in the hell had I said all that?
What was wrong with me?
Damn my lack of filter!
But what I had said was true.
Because things with Beckett were precarious and terrifying.
The realest thing I had experienced in a very long time.
“Corin,” Beckett murmured, and I could see his blue eyes, bright in the dark.
It was quiet but for the sound of our breathing, shallow and loud.
He leaned in, his thumb pressing against my lips. I didn’t know what he was going to do. I didn’t know what to think. What to feel.
But I was feeling.
I was feeling so damn much.
I was drowning in these complicated, unfamiliar emotions.
He was close. So close.
Not close enough.
“Corin,” he said my name again, softly. Oh so softly. Almost reverently. As if my name was the most important word he had ever spoken.
I shivered. I couldn’t help it.
The butterflies in my chest pushed and pressed, squeezing a beating, lonely heart.
“God, Corin,” he repeated in a tormented whisper.
His hands moved from my face to cup either side of my neck. Fingers pressed against my thumping, thumping pulse.
Electricity sparked. Blood rushed through my veins. I was dizzy and light-headed and overwhelmed.
I wished I could say something. But words were lost. None would have been good enough anyway.
Because this powerful, out-of-control moment was swallowing the both of us.
“Corin,” he whispered again, moving closer. Leaning down.
I could feel the heat of his mouth against my skin. Not quite touching.
My eyelids fluttered closed and I waited.
I gripped my hands at my sides. Scared to touch him. Hating myself because I wouldn’t.
I waited . . .
Slowly, ever so slowly, I felt it. His mouth on mine. It was warm and dry and everything it should be.
A. Meredith Walters is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Find You in the Dark, Bad Rep, Reclaiming the Sand, and Twisted Love series. Before that, Meredith spent a decade as a counselor for troubled and abused children and teens. She currently lives in England with her husband and daughter.