How does the fairytale end when the princess ghosts out on the marriage two weeks in?Seriously. Someone tell me, because this is not how I pictured happily every after going. Sure, Lily McCandless warned me from the beginning that she didn’t do commitment. And yeah, we started out as a casual vacation hook-up. But we moved past that. We fell in love. Isn’t love supposed to conquer all? That’s what all the stupid books say.
I don’t know if we can fix this. But I don’t know how to walk away from the one person who sets my whole world on fire either. I used to think that I could convince Lily to believe in a love that lasts forever; now I wonder if we’ve all been lying to ourselves. Maybe that kind of love doesn’t exist at all.
Maybe some happy endings don’t find their way until you burn them to the ground first.
Downfall is a companion novel to On Paper and part of the Bookworm Series. It can be read as a standalone but is connected to On Paper and its characters and storyline. You can also read Free Fall, a Prequel Novella which showcases how Lily and Miles met.
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Wendy’s Book Blog – “I was enthralled throughout this riveting tale…”
Goodreads Review (Melissa) – “Miles and Lily’s story was one of resiliency, love, uncertainty and friendship. I certainly didn’t expect their journey to be what it was but it was refreshing to read a story line that I hadn’t read before.”
Shae Scott is a contemporary romance writer who loves to write stories that turn real life into fairytales. She loves a story that makes you believe that real romance can happen when you least expect it.
Shae was born a southern girl and her accent comes out when she’s excited or drinking. Now, she lives just outside of Kansas City with a boy she met on vacation in California, her tiny dog and the most well-mannered cat around. When she’s not writing, she’s usually reading or watching true crime documentaries. She loves podcasts, deep discussions about nothing, all bodies of water, fried pickles, tree tunnels, and animals of all kinds.
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