I need you, Ava.
I am desperate. For you. For a touch. For a kiss. For the scrape of your hand down my stomach. For the slide of your lips across my hipbone. The sweep of your thigh against mine in the dulcet, drowning darkness. For the warm huff of your breath on my skin and the wet suck of your mouth around me and the building pressure of need reaching release…I am mad with need.
Wild with it.
I cannot have you. I have lost you, as I have lost myself.
And so I go in search. Of myself, and thus the man who might return to you, and take you in his arms.
I loathe each of the thousands of miles between us, but I cannot wish them away, for I hope at the end of my journey I shall find you. Or rather, find myself, and thus…you. Myself, and thus us.
I am taking the long way home, Ava.
I’m losing my mind, and I don’t know how to stop it. I shouldn’t be writing to you, but I am. I’m friendless, loveless, and lifeless. You’re out there somewhere, and still you’re all I really have. I hate my reliance and dependence on you, emotionally and otherwise, and that reliance is something I’m coming to recognize. I hate that I can’t hate you as much as I want to. I hate that I still love you so much.
I hate that there’s no clear solution to our conundrum. Even if we could forgive each other, what then?
I hate you, Christian. I really do.
But most of all, I don’t.
Complicatedly (still) yours,
I had no idea what to expect when I started this book. I knew one thing and one thing only about it, and that is that Jasinda Wilder never EVER disappoints. She writes with passion and elegance, heart and soul. And once again she exceeded all of my expectations.
The Long Way Home tells the story of love and loss, heartbreak and healing. This book is unrelenting in the way that it just grabs ahold of your heart and does not let go.
I don’t want to say too much because I went into this book blind, not knowing what to expect and I LOVED the element of surprise that it held. The way that Christian and Ava’s story is told to us. You feel their desperation and their intense love for one another. Their passion.
While they crave each other with such a fierce intensity, in a way that they feel incomplete. I love that the characters seek to find their own strength, wanting to be completely whole on their own before giving themselves to one another.
This is SUCH an amazing beautiful story, told in such an original mesmerizing way.
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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.