Old ghosts come to haunt Daria Denver and Striker Xanders.
Truths will be unearthed.
Will they find their way back to each other and let their love survive these threats?
Or will it tear them apart forever?
Nothing Else Matters when you have the one you love by your side.
⚠️ TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️
This book contains sensitive subjects that some readers may find distressing and uncomfortable.
“You know, it’s okay to not be okay, Daria.” Nico startles me. “Sometimes, life is like an intersection.” I look at him with a raised eyebrow. Is he really comparing my life to an intersection? He rolls his eyes. “Life can be full-on, especially this life. It may feel like we’re going round in circles, making us dizzy and confused, but we have to remember that sometimes we need to pull over and ask for directions.”
I can’t find the words to form a response, so I turn back to stare at the water; it’s so calm and peaceful. I find myself wishing my life was as still and tranquil, but then I remember water can also be turbulent and dangerous. It’s full of contradictions and so much mystery.
Like my life.
I link my arm in his and lay my head on his shoulder. The moon reflects on the glittering water. He kisses my head and sighs. “Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. I’m here for you. You don’t need to deal with anything on your own anymore.”
“I used to look out into this water when I was younger.” I blink the tears away. “I often thought about what my life would have been like if my real mom was around and if I had any siblings out there.” I glance at Nico, who’s looking out to the water too. “I thought about running away, leaving everything and everyone behind. I remember packing a bag ready to run away, then my dad caught me trying to sneak out. He got so upset with me. My heart broke when he said he would die before he let me leave the house for him never to see me again.” A humorless laugh escapes my lips. “He let me go for ten years. No contact. Nothing. Ever since then, my life has been on a continuous spin. I need to get off, Nico. I need off of this rollercoaster. I need a break from everything.” He turns his head to face me, and I look up into his hazel eyes that match mine. “I’m going to New York in two weeks. Jake offered me to stay at his apartment for a few days. He won’t be there. I just need some breathing space. Just to chill and relax.”
“Do what you have to, cupcake.” Kissing my temple, he looks back at the water. “Please, just try to talk to Striker before you go.”
Closing my eyes, I take in the crisp autumn air.
“I can’t. I’m sorry, it won’t happen. I need to clear my head before I talk to him.” I let out a long sigh. He nods his head, understanding. I need to put some space between us for a few days.
Allana lives in Dundee, Scotland with her husband and two daughters.
She has always had a passion for reading and until a few years ago, started secretly writing. She had always debated sharing it but never had the confidence to do so, until now. In her words; ‘Life is too short to regret things we could have done and wishing the should’ve, would’ve, could’ve’s.’
She wants to show, not only her daughters but to everyone else, that you can do whatever you want when you put your mind to it.
She loves reading a range of genres, particularly MC, Mafia, and romance.
Other than reading and writing, Allana loves to help out other authors, watching WWE, dancing around the room with her daughters, or at the cinema with her husband. She also loves to bake, it’s her stress reliever.