self-destruction. I no longer needed to numb the pain with mindless
one-night-stands and drunken blackouts. He made
me feel worthy. Treasured. Optimistic about my future.
shop a world away, still broken…but beautifully so. My scars no longer hold me
back. Instead, they give me strength and enrich my appreciation for the good
things in life. I have hopes and dreams…faith that anything is possible. I am
no longer the lost little girl fighting for survival. I have direction. I have
courage. I am not without possibility.
that—Mr. Cooper, I remind myself. That’s who he is to me now: just a former
teacher. I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry. I was eighteen when we
first met. Legally, we did nothing wrong. Morally? Well, I guess that depends
on how flexible your morals are
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
for a rewarding career as a self-published author. Laura
is the author of the bestselling Karli Lane and Dealing With Love series. She
is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America focusing on contemporary,
urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.
her life with her nose in a book thinking of alternate endings or continuations
to the story. She won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine,
earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for
her, those early works will never see the light of day again!
two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence.
She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with
Cadbury’s chocolate, and her music turned up loud. When she’s not writing or
watching HGTV, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She’s a sucker
for spicy romances, especially those involving vampires or cowboys!
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