The one thing he could do for her was let her go. Until he couldn’t.
When Thieves’ guitarist Shane Jones lost his close friend to a freak accident, Krista Conner helped him through the worst of his grief. He kept their late-night trysts a secret to protect her from the tabloids, and when she broke up with him, he let her go.
But he never got over her.
Months later, his world is rocked again by the death of his brother mere weeks before the biggest Thieves album yet. Grieving and desperate for peace, he tracks Krista down, craving the salvation he found in her sweet spirit. Only this time, he’s determined not to leave.
Krista left Shane because her life was a mess. She’s rebuilt it, piece by challenging piece, making some hard decisions along the way. She’s settled into a new city and a new life, and for the first time in a long time, she’s content and happy. Then Shane turns up, promising to stay, promising to care. Promising everything.
Shane’s the one she wants, but the toughest choice she made could drive him away for good.
Hooray! I finally get to share Krista and Shane’s story with you! This was easily the hardest book I’ve ever written, for a number of reasons. And yet, I still love it.
Some Broken Down tidbits for you:
- Krista was never supposed to get her own book. Hidden Scars was originally intended to be a standalone, but when I came up with the story for Broken Down, it actually fit well into the world of Hidden Scars, so Krista got a chance to tell her story.
- The book’s title comes from a Sevendust song, and Shane’s backstory is loosely based on something that happened to their lead singer, Lajon Witherspoon.
- This was one of the longest continuous drafting processes I’ve gone through. Normally a draft will take me about six to eight weeks if I don’t work on anything else. This one took three and a half months, working on it a little bit every day. Like I said, a hard book to write!
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