The Renegades #2
Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.
It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.
The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.
I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.
The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.
Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
I’ve been trying to figure out the words to say for what I’m about to post. I made a video but I’m too much of a crying mess in it to really understand it so I’m just going to let my thoughts out here and hope I make even a little bit of sense.
June 2016 was a month that changed my life forever. It was then that I learned my grandmother, a woman who has not only had a hand in raising me but has loved me unconditionally, was diagnosed with what at the time I thought was breast cancer. Now, and this is going to sound terrible, but I didn’t really know how to react. I think I was more optimistic than maybe was realistic but I told myself they found it early and they would get it all and she would be fine. After all, my grandma is one of the strongest women I’ve ever met, no way is cancer going to stop her. However recently I’ve been told the news wasn’t good. The results came back and my grandma has stage 4 terminal cancer. I shut down. I didn’t respond while everyone around me cried, while everyone let it sink in, all I wanted to do was break something. A dish, a window, a mirror, I didn’t care. I needed to break something because I was so angry. The doctors were supposed to catch it, they were supposed to make sure my grandma was okay.
Looking back on it, I realize it isn’t the faults of the doctors but in a moment like that, does logic really play a role in anything? Not really. My grandma has stage 4 terminal cancer, I still can’t believe it. I feel so helpless because what can I do? How am I going to survive without my grandma? My lifeline? I’ve been terrible, believe me, I can be nasty but my grandma has never left me, ever. She has always stood by my side and has helped me through more than anyone, including her, could ever know. My grandma goes above and beyond for those she cares about and she loves with her whole heart. I sometimes think she has more than one heart somehow because how could one heart hold so much love? So what it boils down to is; I need your help. I need the kindness that I know everyone is capable of.
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January isn’t over yet (I know) but there have been some tracks I’ve been loving this month (obviously there’s at least one throwback…) Here are my top tracks for January 2017, let me know some of your favourite tracks this month!
The Real Duet