Book: Love’s Sacrifice
Author: Erin Everleigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I am nothing like my family. But I’m held captive by their secrets and lies.
I should have listened to that voice in my head and left Susan alone. But I couldn’t just walk away. She was the only brightness in my life—a life of living in the shadows cast by the evil that surrounded me.
She taught my heart to love. But in return, she was forced to run away and leave everything behind, including me. After that, my life was never the same.
I no longer live—I survive. I survive to protect her from my family.
I didn’t deserve another chance with Susan, but an accidental meeting years later gave me just that. And selfishly, I couldn’t let her go—I never could. Unfortunately, neither would my family.
Only able to communicate in secret, Susan and I had to wait for the day that my family’s truths would be exposed and we could finally be together. Until then, I would tell their lies and keep my silence. But I will have my revenge.
Some would think our story is one of loss. But sometimes through loss, we discover the most precious gifts of all.
*Note to readers: This is a follow-up novella to Absolute Love, however it can also be read as a standalone.
“Come on, Aaron. Don’t be such a wuss!” Susan pulls me down to the snow-covered ground and instructs me to lie flat on my back.
I do as I’m told. I would do anything for her.
“Okay, are you looking?” Susan asks, as she rests her head on my stomach. Her body stretches out from mine so we are in a “T” shape. I look up towards the afternoon sun shining brightly in a rare, clear blue winter sky.
“Good. Now squint your eyes. See the rays of light coming off the sun in all different directions?” She doesn’t wait for me to answer. “Can you see how far they stretch?” This time she does wait.
“I do,” I say, still curious where she is going with this.
“Our love is like the sun, its brilliance and warmth shining down on each of us. With its rays stretching to the edges of the earth—there’s no distance that could break the bond that we share. No matter where life takes us, the sun will shine upon us as a reminder of our love. Don’t forget what we have—it’s eternal. No one can take that from us.”
“Who knew you were so philosophical?” I joke, secretly wiping away tears that escaped my eyes. I have no right to cry. She’s the one who is leaving everything and everyone she knows.
Absolute Love was the excellent debut novel from Erin Everleigh, it told us the story of Phoebe & Justin and the devastating effects of grief on their relationship.
Love’s Sacrifice is the story that brought us to Phoebe’s grief, the tragic background events that shaped Phoebe’s future.
Told from Aaron’s POV and written in such a way that the emotional journey will have a profound effect on the reader. It’s only through reading Aaron’s love and devotion to Susan and Phoebe and the lengths he went to, to protect them, that you can really understand his despair at the situation his life and his family have brought upon him.
It is absolutely impossible not to cry while reading this book, knowing it isn’t going to end well, but still hoping and praying that by some miracle it will.
Please read Absolute Love if you haven’t already, and when you get the end, Love’s Sacrifice will be here to fill in the gaps of what went before and why.
Erin Everleigh has given us two emotionally charged love stories that provoke our own fears and insecurities but make us better understand grief and relationships.
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5 Star Praise:
"Absolute Love has such beautiful writing, thoughtfully developed and layered characters that scream authenticity, and a seriously engaging story that I truly could not put down" ~ The Never Ending Book Basket
"I found this book to be one of the most beautifully written stories of love, redemption, loss and understanding. Add in forgiveness and finding yourself and you have an EPIC read for 2015." ~Goodreads reader