Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she’s always loved.
Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other.
But life is never easy.
Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important—family.
Lost To You ~ Book 0.5 (Lost to You is the prequel novella to Take This Regret and unnecessary to read before Take This Regret)
Take This Regret ~ Book 1
If Forever Comes ~ Book 2
Harshly Sarah shook her head. “We’ve tiptoed around this for too long, Natalie.” Even though she spoke to Natalie, her stare never strayed from my face. “It’s been almost four months, Elizabeth. And I promise you I’m only telling you this because I love you, but you have to make a decision. It’s time you picked yourself up and started living again. For you. For your daughter. Start paying attention to the rest of your family”—she flung her hand out around the table—“because everything is just passing you by. Even when you’re here, you’re not present. And we all need you back.”
My face pinched as I slowly shook my head, struggling to see through the pain that tore through my entire being. I began to rock, my fingers twisting together in the tightest knot as I tried to deflect what was coming from Sarah’s mouth.
My head screamed at me that what she said was the truth, while my heart shrank, willing the rest of me to retreat.
It seemed like once she got started, she couldn’t stop, the worry and frustration boiling over.
“And what about Christian? The man who would crawl on his hands and knees through hot coals for you? The one who would gladly die for you? Have you stopped to look at him lately?”
Recoiling at the insinuation, I dropped my face to the side to protect myself from the things I didn’t want to hear.
“I’m serious, Elizabeth, have you stopped to really look at him? Because he is just as heartbroken as you. It’s time you either find it somewhere inside yourself to love him again or cut him loose. Walk away from him, Elizabeth, put him out of his misery, because the man is hanging by a loose thread. Do you even see what this has done to him? What you’re doing to him?”
I cringed, sinking deeper into my chair. Of course I saw it. I bore witness to it each morning when he came to pick up Lizzie. And I had cut him loose, had told him to go, and he had. But there would always be something that tethered us, a connection that neither of us could break.
How was that bond not enough to hold us together?
I forced myself to look at her when all I really wanted to do was hide.
“Sarah,” I begged, my voice cracking. Tears built and I tried my best to keep them back, to keep them in. But there was nothing I could do. They were unstoppable as they began to fall. “You don’t understand.”
“Damn it, Elizabeth,” she said as she leaned in close over the table, her voice firm. “I know I don’t. I’m not pretending that I do. But whether I understand or not doesn’t change the fact that it’s time.”
Her words slashed through me, cutting me to the core.
WOW! What an amazing conclusion to this wonderful, emotional, heart-wrenching, intense series. No words will do justice to how beautiful this series is, how A.L. Jackson makes you feel every single emotion and passion these characters feel for each other! 4.5 stars
“Maybe a love that flamed so bright could only burn us into the ground.”
This is the continuation of Christian and Elizabeth's story. After all the struggles they faced, Chrisitan and Elizabeth finally reunite after spending so many years apart. Just when this couple has a chance at true happiness, devastation strikes and they are pulled apart. They are faced with a tremendous amount of hurt and turmoil. Elizabeth withdrawls into her grief and shuts Christian out. Can true love heal wounds? Will this couple come together and lean on each other during their time of despair or will the love they found again be lost forever?
“There is nothing that could make me stop loving you. Nothing that could make me stop needing you. You are my start and you are my finish, the one who’s going to be there for everything in
A must read series! The love Christian and Elizabeth share is amazing....life changing...you feel every single one of their emotions....an epic love story you will never forget!
*Reviewed by Brandi
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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