Eli and Simone had a love that was destined to fail. Loving Eli has left Simone with quashed hopes and lost dreams but also with timeless emotional truths . . .
Suddenly the blood in her veins pumped with the force of a gale storm and ran rampant, like neglected vines across a trellis. He checked the dizzy cloud of anxiety he saw rising in her face with another kiss and, like a wilted flower, she felt herself droop and fall against him.
Speechless, she raised her hand to his head and let his hair tangle between her fingers. He gave hers a long stroke, grabbed it and pulled her head back to tilt her face upwards.
"Look at me." His mouth was open, a soft o‘ forming. She felt her eyes dampen.