Authors: Sasha Brümmer
Copyright © 2016 Sasha-Lee Brümmer
Published by Sasha-Lee Brümmer
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This is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, places, characters, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The ideas, characters and situations presented in this story are strictly fictional and any unintentional likeness to real persons, living or dead, or real situations, is completely coincidental.
The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.
Table of Contents
I dedicate this novel to all of those who suffer from an invisible illness. There is nothing worse than having to prove how sick you are to wondering eyes.
Remember, you are tough, you are courageous, and you will not go unnoticed. Have faith in yourself and surround yourself with those who love you, and don’t let the illness define you. You are beautiful.
Writing this story has been an adventure for me, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s one that I thought I would never be brave enough to do alone, but here it is. Thank you to everyone who supported me and helped me make decisions while writing this novel.
I’d like to thank my parents, Andrew and Vanessa, for constantly providing me with support in all that I do. You both have no idea how much it means to me knowing that you each support my dreams and goals. We’ve been through a lot as a family, but we wouldn’t be where we are now without experiencing all of those negatives. I love you, Mom and Dad.
A special thank you to my brother, Tynan, who has become my best friend over the last twenty-one years. There are not many people that I can truly let my hair down with, and you are one of the few on that list. Thank you for always fighting for me, whether it be just for fun or more. I love you, bud.
To my best friend and co-author of The Date Series, Jess Epps, thank you for always being a supporting shoulder for me. Whether it be writing-related or personal, I greatly appreciate it.
Thank you to Courtney Stephens, your friendship and support in my personal life has been something that I didn’t know that I needed. I love you to the moon and back.
A very special thank-you goes to Linda Russell, Melissa Saneholtz, and Sharon Renee Goodman for your belief in my words between these pages, and your unwavering support.
I want to thank each and every one of the following ladies for help in this journey: Jess Epps, Ashley Scales, Dani Naas, Desirae Shie, Jillian Crouson-Toth, Amy Briggs, Holly Main, Erica McKinley, Linda Russell and Sophie Broughton. Thank you all so, so much for helping me when I needed it the most. This novel would not be finished if it weren’t for each and every one of you. I adore our friendships as well as you.
The biggest thank-you to my editor, Lisa Aurello. I have learned so much from you since working on my debut novel. Thank you for always supporting me and my dreams even when I still have much to learn.
Lindsay Michelle Minnehan, I fell in love with the name that you gave your son. Thank you for being a doll and sharing Waylon with the world. Tonya Nagle, thank you for raising such a kind-hearted woman. You should be tremendously proud of Lindsay.
A very special thank-you goes to Pete Ladino for supplying me with the liquid courage that I needed to write
—The Paper Kites
—Lana Del Rey
Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo
Alina Baraz and Galimatias
Fucked My Way Up to The Top
—Lana Del Rey
I’ll Show You
Is There Somewhere
Never Be Like You
—Flume ft. Kai
Never Forget You
—Zara Larsson & MNEK