SPLIT by JB Salsbury
On Sale: November 15, 2016
Trade Paperback: $13.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD
New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury makes her Forever debut with a stand-alone unforgettable new novel, with a twist no one will see coming . . .
What do you do when you wake up with no memory of what you did last night?
Lucas spent the first half of his life protecting himself from others, but now his own mind is his biggest enemy. He doesn't know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings—the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he's found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss's estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn't and sparking a desire Lucas can't control. Getting close to Shyann is the best thing that's ever happened to him, but when his blackouts return, unleashing the truth he's battled so long to hide, he may just lose her forever . . .
SPLIT is a unique, romantic thriller/suspense novel. I can't remember a time when I read anything else like this book, and for this reason it really stands out to me. Reading the blurb alone just to get a sneak peek as to what this book is going to be about doesn't really do it justice either. It's just one of those books that you have to read for yourself. Maybe even dive into it blind? It's really just very good. I have to admit, the title of the book is what sold me on reading it in the first place (I haven't read anything by the author before) and I can't even say a bad thing about it. It's light and dark all at the same time. The romantic aspect is superb and I loved how the hero and heroine interacted with one another, and the fact that their relationship was pretty angsty (almost a slow burn). There were times that I didn't think I would be able to fully connect with the heroine, but in the end I did. And the hero (or is he?) was my favorite thing about this book. He is certainly MUCH different than other hero's I have met before! And finally, the plot of this book is EXCELLENT. And I really mean that. You don't see too many books like this in the genre, and this my friends makes it all the more appealing. With that being said, this is a GREAT book. I definitely recommend it to fellow readers, especially if you are getting tired of the same old romances that we see everyday. This one will thrill you, make you fall in love, and question everything. Read it!!!!
“You can’t jump.”
She narrows her eyes on me. “Of course I can.”
“Is it safe?”
My grip on her grows tighter and she steps close enough that I can feel the heat of her breasts brush against my ribs. “Lucas, do you trust me?”
“No.” The word comes out on a shaky whisper.
A gentle grin softens her face and with both her hands she works to relax my hold enough for her to slip free. Seconds later she turns, takes four long strides, and disappears off the rock cliff.
A holler that can only be described as guttural exhilaration echoes off the canyon walls and slices through the trees.
I race to the edge and there’s nothing but a circle of white bubbles marring the once shimmering pond.
I wait for her to surface, and just when I’m about to jump in and rescue her, her head pops up out of the water with a feral howl.
“That was amazing!” She waves at me. “The water is perfect!”
With adrenaline coursing through my veins, I allow myself a moment to wonder what it would be like to be as free as Shyann. Everything I do is weighed against the danger of doing it. The threat of blacking out always pulling me back to walk the safer, less risky side of any situation. But something about her makes me want to try harder, makes me want to take a risk like other twenty-five-year-old guys. The sound of her squealing lights a fire in my chest that has me wanting to jump.
Risking a blackout might be worth the few seconds of euphoria I haven’t felt since…I can’t remember.
I think of backing away and yelling for her to meet me at the truck, but something pulls me toward her. Part of me wonders if it’s nothing more than wanting to be close, to keep her safe, because she belongs to Mr. Jennings and I owe him. But even as the thought enters my mind, so does another.
I want her to like me.
I want her to see me as brave.
I want to know what it’s like to be normal.
New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury spends her days lost in a world of budding romance and impossible obstacles. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award. JB Salsbury lives with her husband and two kids in Phoenix, Arizona.
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