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everyone to finally meet Everly and August – this is such an incredible story and we
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She can forgive, but can she forget?
Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall,
or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it
happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August
Kincaid. And it doesn’t matter that she’s moved on, that she’s about to marry
another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a
deep breath and remind herself that August can’t hurt her-because he’s in a coma.
Except that he’s not anymore.
August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life.
He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows
instinctively that she’s the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is
more monster than man.
Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man
Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first
fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the
final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that
changes their future forever . . .
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My hand shook as I pulled the box into my lap, preparing myself for what may lay
hidden within. I felt nervous and sick with anticipation. I suddenly wanted to flee,
but where would I go? And how would I get there? Moving my leg took more
concentration than I was willing to admit and I was still attached to what looked to
be a hundred monitoring devices.
The box stared back at me, waiting…wondering when I would crack its lip and finally
divulge the secrets it had been keeping for so long.
What if I didn’t like what I found? What if I did?
Taking a deep breath, I placed my hand on the lip and pulled, knowing there was
only one way to find out.
All neatly arranged inside, I found clothes, a wallet and a scattering of other
personal belongings. I immediately went for the wallet, knowing it would hold the
most information. Everything else forgotten, my fingers traced the smooth edges of
the soft leather as I bent it open.
There staring back at me was a picture of my own face. Because of the mirror across
the room near the sink, I’d managed to catch a glimpse of my reflection a time or
two since awaking here hours earlier.
The man looking up at me on the California driver’s license photo was a stark
contrast to the person I was today.
Cold empty green eyes looked through me, as if the world and everything in it were
beneath him. With a crisp white shirt and flawless green tie and jacket, there was no
smile permeating through the lens–not even a hint of emotion was showing. My
now long, unkempt hair had been trimmed short and neat, matching the impeccable
persona that could be seen even through the tiny picture.
My attention turned towards the address.
1023 Sea Cliff Lane, San Francisco.
I looked out the window, trying to see if anything beyond its paned glass brought
back any hints or memories of a life I once led.
Even though the driver’s license confirmed what the nurse had already told me, I
still felt no connection with the city below. Nothing called out to me, nothing held
Was there anyone down there that would remember my name?
I dug further through the wallet, finding a couple hundred dollars in cash, as well as
several credit cards and a few membership cards to places I’d never heard of, but
apparently belonged to.
Or had belonged to.
What happened to your life when you went into a coma? Did you disappear? Cease
to exist or did life carry on? I looked at the address on my driver’s license and
wondered if I still had a home…a bank account? I wasn’t dead, but who had been
paying my bills for the last two?
Did I have money to pay the bills?
Suddenly, all I wanted was to slip back into that coma and never wake up again.
And then I saw her.
It was just a glimpse at first, the edge of a picture sticking out from inside the wallet-
-a wisp of hair that had me pulling at it to see it properly.
With the golden gate bridge as our backdrop, a much younger, carefree version of
myself held a girl in my arms and suddenly the world didn’t feel so lonely anymore.
Copper red hair tumbled down her back like a fiery mane. Her bright blue eyes
sparkled as if she held untold secrets waiting to be revealed. In my own eyes, I didn’t
see harshness or the rigid void of nothing. I saw her, reflecting back in spades, the
love radiating between us.
I flipped the photo over, hoping for something…anything that would tell me who this
There was nothing but a date and a name.
August and Everly – 2005
She had a name.
Now all I had to do was find her.
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About J.L. Berg
Author J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She is the author of the self-
pubbed Ready series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Married to her high
school sweetheart. She and her husband have two beautiful girls that drive them
batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck
in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.