Series: Love & Fate #1
Author: Kolleen Fraser
Genre: Contemporary/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2020
𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹.
𝗟𝗲𝘅𝗶’𝘀 life has never been easy. Her mother’s violence, neglect, and eventual abandonment leave Lexi and her brother, Matt, desperately trying to survive on their own.
A chance meeting with a handsome stranger, 𝗡𝗼𝗮𝗵, has her heart racing. And her future looks bright for the first time in her life.
One tragic night everything is taken away and Lexi’s life is once again thrust into the unknown.
Forced to pick herself up and carry on with her life, she longs for the missing pieces of her heart. Hoping that somehow true love will find a way back to her.
𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘒𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥-𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦—𝘳𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥, 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘵 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘗𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨.
“How did you end up living with Jax?”
I shrug. “No freaking idea, it’s my first night here. He’s a friend of my brother. It’s only for a month, until we can find a place.”
“Where’re your parents?”
“Parents bailed, it’s just us now. You ask a lot of questions for a sexy stranger in the dark.” I laugh.
“Sexy, huh?” he asks with a smile.
“Oh crap, I said that out loud? I must be tired.” I called him sexy, to his face. Lord, let the earth swallow me now. He sits down next to me.
Holding his hand out, he says, “Noah King, AKA sexy stranger in the dark.”
I smile up at him, extending my hand. “Lexi Young, hot mess on a step.” He chuckles at this and his laugh makes my heart happy. What is happening to me? A Jeep pulls up front and honks. He gives them a quick wave before turning back to me. Without thought or reasoning, I use his shirt to pull him closer, our lips meet in the most perfect kiss that has ever existed. I want to own this moment, to take charge and prove to myself that I can still be normal. I can kiss a boy I think is cute. I’m not completely broken. His hands cradle my face and the kiss deepens passionately. He pulls back, smiles and places one more delicate kiss on my lips and one on my forehead before stepping away. “That was…” he starts.
“My first kiss,” I finish with a smile.
“I’ve never been anyone’s first kiss. I’m honored.” Taking my hand, he places one perfect kiss on my palm. “Stay safe, Lexi Young, hot mess on a step.”
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in coastal British Columbia, Kolleen Fraser finds the lush green forests, snow-capped mountains, and the ocean waves soothing to her soul.
She’s always been an avid reader and loves blogging about her favorite reads. Her writing journey began by hitting publish on her first novel in her duet in 2015. Since then, she’s written across multiple romance genres.
Writing has always been therapeutic for Kolleen and offers a way to process and express all the crazy thoughts running around in her head while telling powerful stories in real ways that readers can connect with.