The Perfect Contradiction
Was it abuse? Discipline? The line between the two blurred. She seemed so angry when she hit me, but she regretted it later on. Did that make it okay? Was any of this OKAY?
He was all types of bad she should have avoided, with an involuntary urge to protect her. She wanted a romance that consumed her, even as she shied away from love. They were two very different people -complete opposites- the perfect contradiction.
Eloise wants nothing more than to find someone special in her life, but her abusive past has made her reject affection from others, especially toward any romantic feelings. A fear of abandonment leaves her gripping onto the only parent she has left, even if the love she receives is tainted with confusion and pain. When she first meets Brenden, she’s convinced he is her story book prince, but his own life is corrupted by alcohol and distrust, crushing her dreams.
This bad boy doesn't think much about the shy innocent neighbor of his, other than the fact that he likes to tease her, but when he finds out her dark secret, he’ll do everything he can to protect her, no matter how much she begs him to leave her alone.
Eloise deals with her desire to fall in love and the courage it will take to open her heart, while answering the ultimate question.
Is it abuse or discipline?
"You are more than the choices that you've made. You are more than the sum of your past mistakes. You are more than the problems you create. You've been remade." -You Are More, Tenth Avenue North