For some people falling in love was a happy, glowing experience. For Briar Kelly and Arrow Donovan it was more like getting hit by a freight train.
Caring for one another was never an easy feat. They constantly fought to hold their feelings inside, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship. Then, Arrow left for the Marines, and everything changed. Briar was shattered. Arrow was hurt.
While Briar told herself she’d never let another man affect her in such a way, Arrow still remained in the forefront of her mind. For Arrow, his memories of Briar kept him alive in both of his near death experiences. When Arrow’s demons threatened to drag him under, Briar was there, pulling him from the darkness.
"What ifs" keep piling up while resentment and redemption battles continue; will Briar and Arrow be able to find their happily ever after, or will this be one war that Arrow can't win?
“Wait, don’t forget the light,” she spoke quickly.
I nearly laughed. “Are you out of your mind, woman?” I pushed her legs apart and settled myself between them so she couldn’t close them tightly back together. I splayed my hands across her stomach.
“I like the light off,” her eyebrows drew together.
“Too damn bad.” I moved the tip of my pointer finger in small circles around her concave navel. “Do you know how many times I’ve played this scenario in my head? Try every day since I was fifteen years old. No way am I going to miss out on the way your body writhes underneath mine or the look on your face when I make you come.” Her hips tipped upward with my words.
“I want you to come with your legs wrapped around my neck,” I said against the bare, wet flesh. Chills trailed down her thighs. “And then I want you to come around my dick with your legs around my waist.”
What Readers Have Had To Say
"Wow...this was an emotional roller coaster. I haven't cried this much from a book in awhile. I felt every emotion, every heartbreak/tear, and every happy moment. I went in completely blind, not knowing much about the storyline or the author's writing style, and was pleasantly surprised with what I read. The blurb caught my attention so I dove in. I can't believe this is only Bayli's second novel - she has a beautiful writing style that really captures you in with every single page. I loved this so hard. I read this in half a day bc I needed to know, was fully invested and loved these characters. 5+ stars!! "
"I've read Bayli's other book and I know her writing style. This book blew me away. Her descriptions, character development, and storyline were phenomenal. Briar and Arrow were best friends from high school and on. They had a love that went beyond their friendship. There were always obstacles in the way that prevented them from exploring the type of relationship both knew they could have if given a chance.
If you are looking for a read that gives you angst, turmoil, warmth, anger, and laughter, this one is for you. I think we all have a 'what if' out there that we think back on. This book explores that, and takes you back to those feelings and emotions. Bayli did an outstanding job of making me feel as if Briar and Arrow's story was MY story. Take a shot at this book, you won't be disappointed!"
"5 impressed stars! Bayli, your writing is impeccable. It takes you to Briar and Arrow land. The struggle for happiness and the determination to make it happen make for a remarkable journey. Love reading about those who serve our country.The trials and tribulations of loving one of these brave individuals is often over looked. I laughed, I shed a tear, I wanted to punch Bayli in her throat, it left me captivated and now I want to hug her. One day my friend....one day. In my opinion Bayli is proving her abilities and created quite the following."
Bayli Lane didn't realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Becoming More is her first novel but certainly not her last. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.