My women’s fiction novel, The Lone Wolf, launches tomorrow!
After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.
Andrew tends to blame himself for all the bad stuff that’s happened to those around him – his stepdad abusing his mom, relationships with women gone wrong, fellow soldiers dying in combat, and now not able to help Kasey with her marital problems. In this scene, his PTSD is flaring up pretty badly, and Kasey is trying to console him.
“Let me help you.”
“You’re fighting your own battles,” he said, looking through me as if he’d had this conversation a hundred times already with a hundred other women. Maybe he had. “And you and I are so different, I don’t know how you could help me. You don’t know what this is like.”
“No, but I still want to help you if I can.”
“I don’t want to hurt you, but I’m going to, Kasey. I’m going to hurt you bad, and I don’t know how I’ll live with that.
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There’s a sympathetic guy if I ever read one! Great job with this. :)
I like the observation on her part that he might have had this same conversation with 100 other women…but she’s not giving up, clearly. Excellent excerpt!
Sounds like he’s blaming himself even before he hurts her.
Oy! She’s been warned! I really like the blurb, E.D. Good premise, and a timely subject. :-)
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