What happens when something so terrible tears you apart from the inside out?
You become a fragment of yourself.
On the right path to achieving her hopes and dreams, Campbell Stevens has always been a model student. The first time she lets loose during her senior year of high school, she loses everything.
Living in a nightmare after surviving the most traumatic event, Campbell learns to be content by walking through life single and unattached, free of the uncertainty that relationships bring. She isn’t looking for love. In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid it—that is, until she runs into Deacon Montgomery, a kind and handsome Chicago firefighter. She denies her instant attraction to him, only making him more persistent in his pursuit of her. Despite her desire to be with Deacon, Campbell is too damaged to share herself with anyone else.
Life left Campbell shattered. Can Deacon help put the fragments back together? Or will she forever be broken?
“Why are you so nice to me when I keep pushing you away? Why do you keep trying? I’m broken, Deacon. Don’t you know what's good for you?” Campbell pleads.
“Yeah, I do, and it’s you. I want all of you, and if you are broken, I want all those shattered pieces, too. Please just trust me.”
Cam’s eyes fill with unshed tears as her bottom lip quivers. I grab her head on either side, running my fingers through her hair, pulling her toward me, bringing her mouth to mine. I feel her lips quiver as I taste her, ravishing her mouth. Cam’s hands wrap around my waist and she runs her fingers up and down my back. I explore her mouth, my tongue greedy to touch every part. She whimpers, and my dick throbs in a needful plea.
Fuck, I want this girl.
With a half sob, I scream into the air that's charged with the scent and flavor of sex, like an electrical storm of raw pleasure. I feel the warmth flush through my body and I lose my mind to the pleasure it brings. Deacon continues to taste below as he holds my quaking thighs. The ecstasy exits my pores, leaving my skin covered in head-to-toe goose bumps.
My shaking finally starts to slow as Deacon’s tongue mirrors the decelerating cadence. I breathe in and out, deeply trying to regain my equilibrium. My skin glistens with a thin sheen of sweat, my heart racing while my mind and body are in a post-orgasm utopian fog.
What the hell was that?
I have read some awesome books since the start of 2014 but I have to say without a doubt that Fragment has topped the list. When I first read the blurb, I thought to myself ‘This sounds like a book worth reading’. Oh, I was so right! I enjoyed every moment of this book. On completion the only words that came to mind were OMG! What an amazing read.
Fragment is a story of love, hope, forgiveness and learning to let go of the past ,so that one will be able to grasp their future. This is a story that will stay with you for days. It will put your emotions into overdrive and leave you wanting more.
Fragment tells the story of Campbell Stevens an ambitious eighteen year old who recently graduated from high school. She had her life mapped out and she was going places. However a tragic incident during spring break would change her perspective on life and in the process derail her plans.
Five years later we see Campbell filled with bitterness and scared of losing control over life. She is not looking for a long term relationship and any relationship she gets involved with is on her own terms. Then came Deacon Montgomery a hot firefighter who is drawn to Campbell the first time he laid eyes on her. Campbell, although attracted to him was not interested in getting involved with him. Based on her experience five years ago, she believed that hot guys could not be trusted. Deacon ,however, was not about to let her push him away and he did not stop until he broke down her defenses. He is a sweet, sensitive and caring guy. The type of guy that most women would love to have in their lives.
The story was told from the POV of the main characters which held to give insight into how they were both feeling. It was easy to connect with the characters, especially Campbell. I empathized with her as I could feel her pain. I loved the way she overcame the pain of her past to hold on to her future with Deacon. It was great to see Deacon being there for her and not giving up on her even when she did everything to push him away. This is proved that the love of a good person can heal many emotional wounds.
If you love stories that will engage your emotions and you are looking for your next awesome read for 2014 then get yourself a copy of Fragment.
Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.