THE JADE SERIES
New college. New town. New start.
That’s what I wanted.
What I didn’t want? A boyfriend.
Especially some preppy rich guy.
But Garret kept showing up at my door.
So I agreed to go out with him, but only as friends.
The problem is Garret’s hot, making the friends-only thing harder than I thought.
It wasn’t long before I was falling for him.
Trusting him. Giving him my heart.
And then? He dumped me.
I vowed to never speak to him again.
Until I found out why he did it.
I thought my life was complicated.
Garret’s is even worse.
And I only know part of the story.
He’s hiding something, but won’t tell me what it is.
Or why his father forbid him from seeing me.
I thought Garret was the perfect guy.
But now I’m questioning that.
Do I stay with him or get out while I still can?
I didn’t want a boyfriend at college.
But then I fell in love.
With a guy I was never supposed to be with.
Turns out they had plans for Garret.
Plans that didn’t involve me.
I don’t know how to stop them.
But I’m not letting Garret go.
Not after everything we’ve been through.
Before I met Garret, I didn’t believe in love.
I didn’t think it really existed.
And if it did, I didn’t think I deserved it.
Garret taught me I did.
He showed me how to love.
By loving me even when I was at my worst.
Garret never gave up on me.
And I’ll never give up on him.
Even if it means risking everything to get him back.
I thought our problems were over.
We had a new life.
But it’s never really over with them.
They’ll always try to take Garret away from me.
Garret says it’s not true.
He says we’re together now.
And that nothing can tear us apart.
I wish I believed that.
But I’ve seen too much.
I know what can happen.
The past has a way of repeating itself.
Garret’s father couldn’t get out.
They destroyed him. Took over his life.
What if the same is true for Garret?
I didn’t believe in love.
Until I met Garret.
He’s my best friend.
My true love.
And now… my husband.
I want to spend forever with him.
But part of me doesn’t believe it’s possible.
I keep thinking they’ll take him from me.
Garret assures me it’ll never happen.
So why is he acting like it might?
Is there something he’s not telling me?
I want to believe he’ll always be mine.
But I don’t.
I’m not sure I ever will.
I wanted a life with Garret.
And now I have it.
But how long will it last?
This full-length novel is Garret's point of view from the first half of CHOOSING YOU. It includes all-new scenes that show Garret's struggle with his family, friends, and fake life and how Jade saved him from himself. It also includes flashbacks from the past and insights into his father's secret organization.
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.