Trust is a slow burn. And love can be, too.
Ellie Carter is hiding — from her past and from life, which she barely lives. She fled to Cornwall after a trauma but doesn’t know where to start. The fictional world is far safer than real life, and there she can experience everything she has no ability to embrace.
With scars too raw to touch, trust isn’t something Ellie awards easily. Owen Riggs held some of that trust but shattered it before he even had the chance to ask her out on a date.
As an eternal optimist who believes in love above all, Owen refuses to give up on Ellie and will stop at nothing to repair the damage he’s done. He’ll have to tread carefully if he can ever hope for redemption — and her salvation.
Review by Tara
Review by Tara
"Take comfort in written words, when yours do not want to be spoken."
"My confidence has grown, but conquering my anxiety isn’t as simple as just knocking it down. It’s like a dark shadow, hovering on the peripheral of my life, always ready to invade and block out the sun, just as soon as it’s given the chance.”
Every second of the day, and everywhere Ellie looks, she is reminded of the moment when her whole life was violently changed. She left the one place she used to call home. Starting fresh, Ellie puts her past behind her, and focuses on making a new future. Each second is a struggle, and books, and their words help her mind to escape. Ellie’s world is turned upside down when she gets the chance to meet her favourite author, the one person that can make her forget, even if for a chapter or two. Can this stranger help Ellie over come her struggles and show her the light shining in her dark nightmares?
“Now, I feel lost. My purpose has shifted, and I’m conflicted over what the right thing to do is. Lost. I don’t want to be haunted when I’m with him. I want our time to be just us.”
New Tides affected me in so many ways. I battle anxiety on a daily basis, and while my story is greatly different from Ellie’s, I could relate to her struggles with anxiety. The triggers, the tension and the fears are real, and they are portrayed and written by Rachel so well. Like Ellie’s character, I too find solace and comfort in books. If you have ever experienced anxiety, you will be able to relate with Ellie, and Rachel’s words will help you realize you are not alone.
“One step forward, one day at a time. That’s what I need to work on, and that’s what I want to do.”
Meet The Author
Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven erotic romance. She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago. Today she's still scribbling stories of dominance and submission and creating Happily Ever Afters.
Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes, lingerie and chocolate, in-between being a mum and a wife. She would love to give up her day job to devote more time to her scribbles. For every woman who’s ever desired more. www.racheldelune.com