The last time we checked in with YA author Katie Kacvinsky, she was gearing up for the release of the final book in her Awaken trilogy. Now she's celebrating the close of her First Comes Love NA series with the final installment, Finally, Forever, which releases on May 9th. But if you haven't read the first two books yet, there's no need to fear because Finally, Forever can be read as a standalone. Today, we have an exclusive excerpt from the book as well as a giveaway. So enjoy this exciting sneak peek and enter for a chance to win a digital copy of the book below!
I pace back and forth. The world is spinning. My mind is screaming with all the words I want to say but they’re trapped in my throat. YOU’RE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL AND ADDICTIVE AND AMAZING AND I CAN’T TURN THIS OFF. I CAN’T ESCAPE YOU. I CAN’T GET OVER YOU. I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU. But I can’t say this out loud so I shout the frustrated abridged version instead.
Dylan watches me. Her face is calm and there’s a trace of a smile on her lips. “I love you too, Gray,” she says. “I’ll never stop.”
My heart starts jabbing against my chest. “That’s not what I said.”
“Are you sure?” she asks. “Isn’t that what you want to say, and you can’t? Isn’t that what you’re always fighting when we’re together?”
“We’ve been apart for more than a year, and now you’re suddenly back in my life for one weekend. You can’t say you love me,” I argue.
“I know you better than anyone. I can tell by the way your lips are tightening up and your eyes are narrowing that you know I’m right and it’s pissing you off.”
The firelight is doing strange things with her face. Especially her eyes. I can’t read what she’s thinking. I look at her and suddenly I believe in something. I feel like I’m looking at Fate and Timing and Luck all moving into one tangible space.
I head towards her and get down on my knees in front of her. Everything feels like slow motion. Even my heartbeat is pausing for breath. Movement has new meaning, every touch has complexity. Nothing is easy and it’s too easy.
I push her down on the ground and lie over her. My face is inches from hers. I can feel her chest rising against mine.
“This is when you should stop me,” I warn her.
She answers me by leaning forward and pulling my neck down closer. My lips crash into hers and my body follows and then my heart. I pin her body to the ground and my mouth makes up for a lack of words. It spills out all the truth.
I lean away and take a deep, shaky breath and go back for more…
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