Book: Lost In Distraction
Author: B.J. Harvey
Release Date: April 10, 2013
In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it.
Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie.
Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.
Brax and I decided to spend the day apart so that I could concentrate on a paper that’s due, because we struggle to get anything done when we’re together. After finally finishing the paper, I send him a text to see if he wants to come over tonight.
Elle: Wanna come over tonight? I’m all finished now
Brax: Of course darlin, I’ll grab some food and head over in about half an hour.
Smiling at his immediate reply, I decide it’s time to tease him a bit.
Elise: I’m sure you can think of ways to build up an appetite when you get here…
Brax: Dammit woman, how am I supposed to concentrate now!
Elise: As long as you’re focussed when you get here, I’m not worried 😉
Now, I know I’m being brazen, but after the morning wake-up call Brax gave me a few days ago, I can’t wait to be with him again.
I sent that text over an hour ago and now I’m getting nervous. I’ve been on edge all day anyway because I’ve decided that tonight is the night. I’m going to tell him about my past, all of it, warts and all. I don’t want to hide my darkness from him any longer, and although I don’t have nightmares when I’m with Brax, there are still a lot of those times. I want him to see my dark side, so I can be sure he is the one to show me the light.
Another hour passes with no sign of Brax. I text him to check that he’s still coming over. After still not getting a reply from him, I realise it has now been over three hours since he said he’d be here. Now I’m really starting to worry. This is really unlike him, usually if he’s running late he’d let me know.
I’m about to give up and head to bed when I hear a knock at the door followed by a loud thump against the wall outside. I rush over and look through the peep hole, but I can’t see anyone on the other side. I decide to open the door since I’m in a secure building, surely it can’t be too bad.
I open the door, my high-pitched scream echoing through the night at what I see.