About Never Truth:
My life fractured when I was only five years old.
I thought I’d never be whole again, but a boy helped put me back together, one piece at a time. Nico Conti became my world—ten years later, he shattered my heart.
He took away the light, so I learned to see in the dark.
Now he’s come back, trying to explain away his absence and pick up where we left off. He doesn’t understand everything’s changed. I’m not the same girl he left behind, but he doesn’t seem to care. He wants all of me. That’s more than I’m willing to give.
They say you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone, but that wasn’t true. I knew exactly how devastating it would be to lose Sofia, and I did it anyway. I thought our separation would be permanent, but now I’ve been forced back into her life. Walking away once was hard enough, I’m not strong enough to stay away again. Now that I’ve seen her, tasted her, I have to make her mine.
Seven years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life.
I plan to do everything in my power to correct that mistake, even if it means coming clean about the past. There’s a chance the secrets I carry will push her further away, but that’s a risk I’ll have to take. Sofia Genovese was made for me, and I’m determined to win her back.
“Is that your deluded way of saying you were trying to protect me?” she shot back, eyes sparking with anger.
“It’s not deluded. I was protecting you—I’m not a good man—you deserve better.” My emotions began to get the better of me. I ran my hand through my hair, attempting to calm my fiery temper.
“That wasn’t your call to make.” Her finger jabbed against my chest as she spat her words. “Did I ever once give you the impression there were conditions to my love? Don’t you think I know that nobody is perfect? You may not have seen your own light, but to me, you were bright as the summer sun. When you left me, I drowned in darkness.”
“I had nothing to offer you—” before I could finish, she cut me off.
“Your love was all I ever wanted,” she hissed, her eyes glassy with unshed tears.
We both quieted, our heaving breaths the only sound penetrating the white noise in my brain. Her words had disoriented me. Made me question everything I thought I had known—everything I’d felt so certain about.
I’d run these same traps before—questioned myself and debated my doubts—I wasn’t going to fall onto that landmine all over again. Not allowing myself time to reconsider, I lowered my shoulder and planted it in Sofia’s belly, lifting her into the air.
“What the hell are you doing? Nico! Put me down!” She slapped her hands against my back, and I held her flailing legs close to my chest, keeping them secured in place.
I quickly took one hand and placed a resounding slap on her ass cheek. “Stop all that noise before you wake the neighbors.” I turned to exit the porch and caught sight of Enzo eyeing us from inside. I held his gaze for a long second, wondering if I’d just gotten myself in a shit ton of trouble, but the older man simply nodded and turned back toward his wife.
Sofia’s shock at my swatting her ass had quieted her during my exchange with Enzo, but the moment I took a step toward the stairs, she resumed her protest. “God help me, if you don’t put me down, I’ll scream so loud I’ll wake more than just the neighbors.”
“Anyone ever told you, you’re cute when you’re pissed?” I asked, smirking as I continued to carry her around the side of the house.
“Nico Conti, I’m serious. You can’t just steal me from my parents’ house.”
“I’m happy to text them and let them know you’re with me the moment we’re in the car.”
“The car? Where are you taking me? This is ridiculous,” she groused before slapping my backside.
“Careful, I’m not above retaliation.”
“Apparently, there’s not much you aren’t willing to do.”
Ah, Sofia. You don’t know how right you are.
About the Author:
Within a year of self-publishing her first book, Jill Ramsower quit her job as an attorney and dedicated her days to churning out romantic adventures. She likes to think of her books as contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy—at its core, her writing is about the connection between two people. Sometimes that connection involves a little magic…
With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s a travel junkie and loves to read when she is not lost in her own stories.
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