"I'm not asking you to forgive me, I'm begging you to."
When Lexi returns home to Texas after being gone for ten years, she is surprised by how welcoming her distant family has become. But the real surprise is on them when Lexi doesn't come back alone.
Questions are asked,
Secrets are held,
Hearts are broken.
Lexi now has to explain to her family why at only twenty four years old she has a nine year old son. She also has to explain to Zander how he is unknowingly a father after all these years, and how her feelings never changed even with all this time apart. Two weeks before he is about to get married.
Now decisions need to be made.
As Lexi makes a mess of things, she also starts to make a new life for her and her son. She now has to decide if sticking around or heading back to Ohio is for the best.
This New Adult Contemporary Romance is for mature readers, at least 17+ in age, due to adult situations.
**I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
Ashley Beale has done it again! This book was like a breath of fresh air I absolutely love her writing style and lets face it, she tells a hell of a story every time!
Lexi Bennett was the middle child in a fairly large family. With two older brothers constantly chasing girls, two spoiled younger sister, a father who was always working, and a mother on every anti depressant imaginable, it seemed as if there was no room for Lexi. She felt as if she were invisible and the only person she had was her best friend and neighbor Bray....until she met Zander. Zander Daniels was the first person besides Bray who actually seemed to see Lexi and with the simple gesture of offering her a bite to eat a young romance began.
When Lexi and Zander decide to take their young love to the next level she never considered the possibility of creating a child and was soon sent off to live with her grandmother in Ohio having to leave behind the only person she ever loved without so much as a goodbye.
Fast forward ten years with Lexi's mom's health failing she is finally returning home to her family who she never felt close to and the only man she EVER felt close to. How can she tell Zander he's a father? Lexi also finds out that she isn't the only one who's been keeping secrets. She realizes that even after all of this time her love for Zander, and his for her has not faded! Talk about a roller coaster ride!!
Forgive me takes you on a journey of emotions and you will love every bit of it. Lexi has some serious decisions to make. Will she make the right ones? Can she ever forgive herself for her mistakes? Is it too late for her and Zander? It seems as if her life has been turned upside down and she continues to make one bad decision after another...
I hate spoilers because...well they spoil the story so I will just say this book is absolutely worth a read! Add it to your TBR, buy it, and read it! Loved it!!
"I didn't mean to snap at you back there. I just can't cancel the wedding. I do love Emerson, I do. I just..." He rubs his face with his hands and lays the back of his head on his seat, not facing my direction anymore. "You just?" He doesn't answer, so after a moment I reach for the door handle. "Don't worry about it Zander. I'll see you tomorrow." "I think I love you more." My head snaps back in his direction, my eyes wide, and my breathing stopped. What did he just say? "Y-you l-love me?" "Always have," he murmurs. I'm lucky i can even hear him. My heart is pounding soo hard I can hear it in my ears. "But I'm with Emerson," he adds on quickly in a louder tone, "and I'm sure you have someone back in Ohio." This wave I keep riding with Zander is going to make me sick. I feel loved, then hated, then adored, then betrayed, then admired, the heartbroken, and it's never ending. "I don't. I haven't. It's always been you Zander. Always." His eyes gloss and it surprises me a lot. I can't believe he is that emotional over this. "Why couldn't you have come back last year, Lexi? Hell last month even. Not two weeks before my wedding. I can't leave her now. I can't." Staring for only a few minutes, I nod my head and accept what is. This is my punishment. I place my hand back on the door handle and whisper out, "Like I said it's not too late." Then I climb out of his pickup, hoping he'll come after me. But he doesn't. He leaves. And a piece of me dies inside.
*About the Author*
Ashley Beale is an independent author who started sharing her love of writing in 2013. She lives in the beautiful state of Maine with her two children. In Ashley's spare time, you can find her writing, reading, spending time with friends, shopping, traveling, or simply relaxing with a glass of wine. She has hopes and dreams for more in her future, but as for now, she just wants to unwind and get to know her fans!