Secrets have jagged edges. When you open them, they tear the heart.
And the secrets of families have the sharpest edge of all.
A story of intense friendship and self-discovery
The secrets are out. Surely now Dave and the Jaeger family can move on with their lives. But secrets aren’t so easily told or accepted. Coming to terms with their pasts will require all their courage, and it will tear their hearts.
And all the secrets are not yet told.
This book continues the story told in Secrets have jagged edges (previously published as Secrets). This is Dave’s story. It follows on immediately from Secrets have jagged edges.
(Warning: book contains sexual references)
Her eyes are liquid gold in the sunlight. She looks at me sideways, mouth open with excitement. Our shoulders touch. She leans closer, there is a laugh shimmering in her mind. Her smell is honey and moonlight and young moist leaves. I touch her face with my fingertips and the breath catches in my throat and there is a tightness in my chest, and her eyes widen and there is a different excitement in the air.
We will be mates when we are older. We have always known this but now, at this moment, in the tightness in my chest and throat, I know what that means.
She feels it too.
She puts her face close to mine, I let my hand slide through her hair and it is soft and thick and my heart pounds. Her lips touch my hair and my heart gives a lurch and she pulls back, mischief in her smell, amber eyes teasing.
She dances away, and I follow her, as I must, as she wants me to do. We don’t break silence but we are laughing as she leads me away from the others.
We are not allowed to be here. And never in daylight.
We are young.
She will never grow old.
Mike’s voice drifted into silence.