To Die For
by Jess Molly Brown
Released on November 10th, 2016, To Die For reached #2 on the Amazon Bestseller List, #5 in Amazon Short Stories and #5 in Amazon Young Adult New Releases.
No one knows how the plague began. Now, touching is forbidden. Every person is a carrier. One accidental caress brings death. But love transcends every ill, doesn’t it? Once, there was a pair of beautiful souls. Elle and Robbie couldn’t obey the rules. They were the last, and the first, and the means to a cure. This is their story. It is no less vital for its brevity, for love is unending. Someday, those who are Unblemished will form a new history thanks to Robbie and Elle. A Post-Apocalyptic Romance, prequel to The Unblemished
It all began with craving a lithe finger to trace her lips. Like magnets, Elle and Robbie were attracted inexorably. Seated at their mahogany work stations, separated by an expanse of desktop, she’d watched him remove his glove to scratch his forehead. Robbie’s neat, rounded nails and elegant fingertips had never sported calluses, or a paper cut, or dirt. She coveted them. Madness.
Across the desk, he recognized her absorption, flexed his hand and clenched it shut.
“I can’t do this anymore, Robbie.”
“I know.” A voice as old as the world. Blue eyes: pristine twin pools to drown in.
“What are we going to do?” Muscles, ligament, bone: how she longed to explore his warm hand.
“Better . . .”
“Better to have loved and lost . . .”
She traced her soft lips and smiled, warm to the marrow of her bones.
Kathie's Review:This was so touching. I admit to shedding a few tears at the end. Elle and Robbie were tragic heroes who were strong, full of love, and courageous. They braved the ban on touching to find their fate...and their love.
This has ALL the feels, and I highly suggest you keep a tissue (or THREE!) close to hand.
While it can be read as a stand alone, it certainly made me want to read the rest of the story, which will be coming in The Unblemished.
Definitely a FIVE BOOKMARK rating for this one.
About the Author:
Don’t be fooled by the seeming tranquility, Jess is scheming. There are a lot of characters in her head and all of them want out. She edits for professional authors and is always tutoring somebody. She got her start eight years ago, in fan fiction, and is proud of it. Four great kids, one husband *coughbiggestkidofallcough* and two dogs ensure that the house is always messy. The garden’s overflowing with blooms, but weedy. The grass always needs cutting, provided it’s not buried beneath snow. She lives in Canada, eh? The dogs are walked, the kids get fed, the hubbs hasn’t killed anybody yet, the books Jess reads she reviews, and somehow, the people in her head manage to make it into stories. Occasionally, she embarrasses her kids by doing Zumba in front of their friends. It’s just how she rolls.
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