Lilly and Reed: Garret’s POV

Here’s a short teaser from Lilly and Reed, written from Garret’s POV.

GARRET
I glance back at the house and see my mom in the kitchen with Jade. They’re each holding one of the twins while the girls dance around.

“Please don’t do this,” I say to my dad. “Please don’t bring this back into our lives. I have a family. I have my mom back. I can’t risk something happening to them.”

“It won’t. I promise I will keep you and Jade and the children out of this.”

“How? I know they still want me to be part of it. Every damn day I worry they’ll come back for me.”

“They won’t. I’ll make sure of it. You just have to trust me.”

Now Available: GARRET

Garret CoverThe GARRET book is now available. This is a Jade Series Companion novel and is not part of the regular series. The book developed out of some bonus scenes I wrote last winter from Garret’s point of view. I didn’t plan to make those scenes into a book but then I wrote some more and long story short, it ended up being a book. And I decided to release it on the anniversary of Choosing You’s release last year. Here’s some more info about GARRET.

-The GARRET book is Garret’s point of view from Choosing You (Jade #1). It does not include scenes from the other books.

-GARRET has a lot of new scenes, so as you’re reading, you may be thinking ‘I don’t remember this scene from Choosing You’ and if so, it’s probably one of the new scenes.

-Although a lot of the new scenes take place when Jade isn’t around, there are some scenes that include Jade that she didn’t talk about in Choosing You. For example, she didn’t tell you everything that happened when Garret took her out on her birthday, but Garret does.

-The scenes from Choosing You that include both Jade and Garret reappear in GARRET, but now you’re reading them from Garret’s point of view. He has a lot more to say than Jade, so his thoughts, along with the new scenes, are what made this book so long.

-This is the longest of the Jade books thus far. It’s significantly longer than Choosing You.

-There are a few flashback scenes from when Garret was younger. And he tells us a little more about his mom.

-You’ll also see the challenges Garret has with his friends and family and how he deals with those challenges when Jade’s not around.

-GARRET starts and ends where Choosing You started and ended, but since we’re not reading Jade’s side of things, the scenes are different. Remember at the end of Choosing You when Jade got that phone call? When that happened, Garret had left with his dad, so the ending reflects that.

-Overall, I feel like the GARRET book proves once again that Jade and Garret were meant to be together. They each have their individual struggles and they needed each other to get through those struggles. In a way, they saved each other from themselves and the destructive habits that were holding both of them back. To me, seeing Garret’s side of things in this early part of their relationship makes their love story even stronger.

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Book Summary for GARRET

Garret CoverThis full-length novel is Garret’s point of view from CHOOSING YOU, (The Jade Series #1).
Releasing September 19th.

My life is nothing but rules. Rules for how I act. How I dress. Who I date. Who my friends are. I hate the rules and yet I keep following them. Until I met Jade. Being with her is forbidden. She’s not one of us. She’s not allowed in my world. But I don’t care. She’s different and I like her and I want her. And the fact that she wants nothing to do with me makes me want her even more.

But my father won’t allow it. Neither will the people around me. Being with Jade means making deals, blackmail, bribes–whatever it takes to keep my relationship with her a secret.

Jade has no idea what my life is like. She doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t know about my family and what they’re involved in. And although I can’t tell her all my secrets, there’s one rule she must know: Never ask questions. It’s a rule that I live by. Because in my world, knowing the answers can get you killed.

Cover Reveal for Garret

Here’s the cover for GARRET, A Jade Series Companion Novel. This book is Garret’s point of view from Choosing You (Jade #1). This novel is not part of the regular series. It’s a bonus book for fans who want to learn more about Garret, his family, and how he felt during those first few months he knew Jade. Release date is TBD, but I’m hoping to have it out sometime late September.

Garret iBooks

Garret – A Jade Series Companion Novel

Have you ever wondered why Garret kept following his dad’s orders back in Choosing You? Or what he was doing when he wasn’t with Jade? Or why he gave up drinking or worked so hard to get Jade’s attention when she kept telling him to go away?

These questions and more will be answered in a new Jade Series companion novel called Garret. It’s Garret’s point of view from Choosing You, book 1.

I didn’t originally intend for this to be a book. It developed from some writing I did to help me get inside Garret’s head for Finding Us, book 6. I wanted to get to know him better, and in order to do that, I needed to go back and write scenes that showed how he used to be, way back in Choosing You. I needed to see how he interacted with his friends and family, how his past had affected him, and how his feelings for Jade developed. All of these things affect who he is now, in book 6. So I wrote all these new scenes and by the time I was done, I decided to add his POV from the original scenes and turn it into a book for anyone who wants to know more about Garret.

I know some readers don’t like it when authors do the same book in a different point of view. And that’s fine. You don’t have to read this as part of the series. This is a bonus book–a book for fans who really love Garret and want to know more about him and his family.

As with any POV book, this book has scenes that repeat from Choosing You. It has to. If it didn’t, the book wouldn’t flow right and it would be missing important scenes. But this time you get to see those scenes from Garret’s perspective.

This book also has lots of NEW scenes. There are scenes with Garret alone, Garret with his friends, and Garret with his family. There are scenes that hint at the bad stuff Pearce is involved in. And there some new scenes with Garret and Jade. The book also includes the Garret POV scenes I posted on my blog, but they’ve been re-edited to fit the new book.

With all of the new stuff, Garret is over 100,000 words, longer than any of the other Jade books and way longer than Choosing You. As for a release date, I’m hoping to release the book late-September to celebrate the one year anniversary of Choosing You. But my priority is to get Finding Us done, so depending on how that goes, it could delay Garret, but I’ll keep you posted.

Again, Garret is a “companion” book, meaning it does not have to be read as part of the series. But if you loved Choosing You and the Garret POV scenes I wrote last year, or if you wondered what Garret was going through in those first two months he knew Jade, then I think you’ll enjoy the Garret book.

Garret's POV: Halloween Party, Part 2

Here’s the second part of the bonus scene from Choosing You, written in Garret’s point of view. If you missed Part 1, read it here.

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I shut the door and let go of Ava’s hand.

“What did you say about my dad?”

She tilts her head and smiles. “We can talk later.” She pulls on my hand as she walks backward toward the bed.

I yank my hand back and she holds on, propelling herself forward, her face landing on my chest.

“Damn, you smell good,” she says, taking deep breaths. “I forgot how good you smell.”

“I told you to get off me.” I push her away holding her in place by her shoulders so she doesn’t fall on me again. “Now tell me what my dad said.”

“So we’re not having sex?”

I roll my eyes. “I’m not interested in you, Ava. I’ve told you that a million times.”

“It’s just sex, Garret.” She lifts my shirt up again and her long red nails scratch my skin. I hate long nails. I always have. “You don’t have to be interested in me. We’re just having a good time.” Her fingers trail down to my belt.

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