I need you, Ava.
I am desperate. For you. For a touch. For a kiss. For the scrape of your hand down my stomach. For the slide of your lips across my hipbone. The sweep of your thigh against mine in the dulcet, drowning darkness. For the warm huff of your breath on my skin and the wet suck of your mouth around me and the building pressure of need reaching release…I am mad with need.
Wild with it.
I cannot have you. I have lost you, as I have lost myself.
And so I go in search. Of myself, and thus the man who might return to you, and take you in his arms.
I loathe each of the thousands of miles between us, but I cannot wish them away, for I hope at the end of my journey I shall find you. Or rather, find myself, and thus…you. Myself, and thus us.
I am taking the long way home, Ava.
I’m losing my mind, and I don’t know how to stop it. I shouldn’t be writing to you, but I am. I’m friendless, loveless, and lifeless. You’re out there somewhere, and still you’re all I really have. I hate my reliance and dependence on you, emotionally and otherwise, and that reliance is something I’m coming to recognize. I hate that I can’t hate you as much as I want to. I hate that I still love you so much.
I hate that there’s no clear solution to our conundrum. Even if we could forgive each other, what then?
I hate you, Christian. I really do.
But most of all, I don’t.
Complicatedly (still) yours,
5 +++++ Brilliant, Emotional Stars
The Long Way Home is one of the most brilliant, emotional, and raw books I have ever read! There aren’t enough stars to ever illustrate what a phenomenal book it was. I knew from reading the synopsis it was going to be a painful story, and it was. You will need tissues!
Ava and Christian had everything until they didn’t. This is a book about how people deal with grief, and how it affects the other. It was written mostly through emails, blogging, and journal entries. That was genius on Jasinda Wilder’ s part…it deeply connected me with both characters. I felt each emotion they felt, the title couldn’t have been more perfect!
I have read Wilder’s books in the past, and I read them because she always knows how to touch my heart…both with happiness and sadness. I have to say I don’t think a book has affected as much as this one. Do yourself a favor and grab this one today! I can’t wait for the second one in the series!
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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.