Megan Hart has a new release, Tear You Apart and she is here to talk a bit about it today.
Not Fade Away by Megan Hart
We always know the moment we meet our one true love, don’t we? Your eyes meet. Your hearts beat. An angel chorus sings and you float toward each other on a glittering rainbow, and you live together forever and ever. Happily Ever After. That’s the only way to judge what true love is, right?
Or sometimes, you just turn around.
“I put one hand on the concrete wall, next to the elevator call button. The concrete’s rough and raw enough to scrape my knuckles when Will’s voice makes me turn. Blood beads in the wrinkles of my fingers.
His mouth is on mine so fast I shouldn’t be ready for it, but the truth is I’ve been ready for Will to kiss me since the second I walked through his front door. Our mouths open, tongues meet. His hands anchor my hips; mine grip his shoulders. Then higher to clasp behind his neck, to toy with the softness of the hair at the base of his neck. His kiss travels from the corner of my mouth, along my jaw to my neck, and I am lost.
I was lost before I got there.”
Will and Elisabeth meet. They begin a passionate affair. Hard and fast, full of need and greed. And then, the unthinkable happens. They fall in love. And that, as it turns out, is the worst thing that could have happened to either one of them.
But if it’s love, that still means fairy wings and glitter, right? Love conquers all. And love, true love, doesn’t end, or else it’s not the true love.
Elisabeth doesn’t think so. What she learns is that love is never the same way twice, and that just because it ends, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real. She also learns that no matter how hard it can be to walk way from what you want more desperately than anything else, no matter how much it tears you apart, sometimes the things that teach us the most are the ones that end.
Relationships can end, even when the love doesn’t. Love, as they say, is real. Not fade away.
“We can’t stop staring at each other. Saying nothing, nothing to say. I trace the curve of his jaw and throat, the sweet spot below his ear, with only my eyes because he’s too far away to touch. We stare and we stare and I can’t stop myself from smiling, because he’s smiling too. We don’t have to speak to have this conversation; in fact, the only way to have it is by not using words.
And then, although it’s more than silly, it’s stupid, it’s ridiculous, but because I can’t help myself, I pull the laptop closer to me so I can pretend it’s Will I’m holding, not some box of metal and wire and glass. Only for a few seconds, long enough to hear the sound of his breathing as close as if it were in my ear — but there’s no press of it against my cheek. I can’t smell him. I want him to talk so I can at least have that sensation, but when I pull away to look at him, Will’s eyes are closed, his breathing heavy.
We’ve never slept together, and this is nothing like it would be if we ever did. But it’s the closest we will ever get to it, I think as sleep weights my own eyes. I listen to the soft shush-hush of his breathing. Then the shuffle of blankets as he shifts. I look at him. He’s looking back.
“How are we going to say goodbye?” Will asks in a sleep-furry voice.
He means now. I mean forever. “I don’t want to.”
His sleepy smile slaughters me. If I were standing, it would’ve sent me to my knees. Will yawns.
“We have to, at some point. Can’t stay online all night,” he says.
Of course he’s right, but that doesn’t change how I feel. He gets up on his elbow, propping his head in his hand. He studies me.
“If you knew this was the last time you’d talk to me, what would you say?” It’s too late for this kind of conversation, the sort I promised myself I’d never have with him. But I want to know.
Will laughs, and it’s the uncomfortable kind, not genuine. “C’mon. We’ll talk again.”
I’m not so sure. “I just assume every time will be the last time, that’s all.”
“That hasn’t happened yet.”
“No,” I tell him carefully. “But it’s going to.”
Tear You Apart is not a romance. It’s not for readers who demand a happy ever after. Tear You Apart, however, is a love story, and I hope readers who want to read about complicated, messy relationships that don’t follow convention will give Will and Elisabeth’s story a try.
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Megan Hart is giving away a signed copy of Tear You Apart. Open to all through September 7.
I’m scared to read it! Sounds amazing. Do we just comment to enter, I’m confused? :)
Wow!1Love the excerpt….can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for the giveaway!
Looks like another great book for Megan! I can’t wait to read it.
donna harris says
I read what you wrote and I love it! I think most of us can relate to this one time in our lives. I would love to read this book. Thanks!
I loved Dirty and Broken, and Tear You Apart sounds like another great story of erotic angst. Thanks for the giveaway.
Oohhh.. Yes please. This sounds like it would be a fascinating read :)
wow… this sounds fantastic! thanks so much for sharing!
Victoria Zumbrum says
I would love to read it. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.
Love Megan Hart and loved chatting with her at a book-signing last year. She’s awesome and so are her books!
Selena Mc says
I’m on self-imposed book giveaway hold until I catch up on some of these books I own, but haven’t read yet. However, Megan Hart is one of my faves & I’ll break my own rule for her newest book! Thank you for the chance to win!
Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read that :)
Oooh this sounds good! And I want to read more complicated, messy love stories that aren’t just romances.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I want to read it…sounds interesting!!
Jessica Morningstar says
Can’t wait!!! Add it to my library!! A whole shelf just for her books!
So do we comment to enter?
I love Megan Hart to pieces!!!
WOW WOW cant wait to read it!!!
(fingers crossed) Hope to win!!!! :)
Sounds amazing. I love a good HEA but I need a break once in a while
Gawd, I love the simplicity of the cover. I would love a chance to read and review.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Kimberly Mayberry says
Finally! I have been dying to read a REAL book! Life is messy and complicated–it is not all sunshine and happy endings! THANK YOU! kbinmichATyahooDOTcom
Shirley Bastian says
I am a huge Megan Hart fan and am always looking forward to her next release.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I can’t wait to read Tear You Apart!!
I love complicated, messy stories! Thank you for the opportunity to win what sounds like an excellent book!
Jen B. says
Megan Hart’s books always leave me a little wrung out. The characters are so real and the situations so stressful. I don’t need a HEA I just need a book that makes me feel. I think this story sounds really good.
This sounds like it’s going to rip my guts out. Can’t wait!
Megan Hart makes me believe so strongly in her characters that I don’t need HEA in her books. (But I’m always delighted to encounter a surprise appearance by Sadie and Joe from Broken. Their most recent appearance was in The Space Between Us.)