Series: By A Thread #3
Author: RL Griffin
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Summary: Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice. In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It's a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive? You'll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.
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Stella was awed by the mountains. The drive was one of those few moments in life that you slow down enough to acknowledge that there’s something out there bigger than you. Now she was completely relaxed, cupping her warm
mug of coffee and looking at the serene, snow-covered mountain. She’d never seen anything close to the mountains that surrounded them.
George reached out and tucked a flyaway lock of her raven hair behind her ear. "What’re you thinking?"
"I’m thinking it’s about time I tell you a few things." She sighed. Stella had been putting off this conversation, which was easy when they weren’t seeing each other that often, but she felt like she owed it to him on their weekend, especially when he’d been so honest with her about his feelings.
George took a sip of his own coffee and looked at the mountain too. "Okay." His breath floated up and sailed off into the day.
"So, you know how you’re always pissed because you think I’m ready to walk away from you?" Stella started.
George blew out a long breath. "Yeah."
"It’s not that I’m ready to walk away from you," she paused, turning her intense gaze to the mountains, watching as her breath came out like smoke and then rose with the wind, "it’s that I don’t think I’ll be around for long."
"What the fuck does that mean?" George sat up straighter and she could feel his eyes on her.
She didn’t turn to face him. "It means I’m pretty much living my life knowing I’ll die and thinking it’ll be sooner rather than later. I just don’t want this for you, George. You want forever with someone and I don’t know…" Her voice broke. "I don’t know if I can be your forever. God knows I’d love to, but I can’t even think about my future. When I try, all I see is black; a blank page that never gets written."
"Shit, El." George ran a hand through his dark, disheveled hair.
They were silent, both contemplating that reality. Then George got up and walked inside, leaving her with the reality that he may just agree with her. Stella took a sip of her coffee and wondered if this might be what finally drove him from her.
About the Author
By a Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.