The Promise

by River Laurent

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Taylor Rose
Have you ever had a best friend who would call and say, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.”
I had.
His name was Cole Finlay. He was my best friend, my everything. The boy with the magnetic gold eyes I couldn't resist. But when he broke my heart I ran away, leaving behind all my sweet memories.
Years passed and I pretty much convinced myself he was just an infatuation, a bad mistake. But there was always something missing. 
Now I’m back in town for a funeral, and he's standing on my porch. Cole Finlay eight years later is a force to be reckoned with. Powerful muscles ripple under his shirt, his jaw is square and hard, and his eyes are molten gold. Just like that every cell in my body starts aching for him.
Be careful, Taylor. This man is your enemy.

Cole Finlay
Taylor was everything to me. She was my first love. My only love.
When she left town, I threw myself into my father’s business, but I never stopped thinking of her, missing her, wanting her, or dreaming of her.
Eight years later, she’s back for her stepmother’s funeral. She's even more beautiful than I remember. Hell, I need to taste those sweet lips and hold her in my arms again, but she acts like she’s forgotten everything we had.
Well, I haven’t.
This boy is all man now, and I’m not taking no for answer. I’m going to show her exactly what she’s been missing. We deserve a second chance.
This time she'll be mine. Forever.