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Heartbeat

Heartbeat

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Nicholas Brown By NicholasNicoBrown Completed

After a failed suicide attempt, Thomas Hart struggles to rebuild his life -- until he meets Ethan, the popular boy at school, who helps him feel alive again.

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Living in the numb aftermath of his older brother's tragic death, seventeen-year-old Thomas Hart returns home and tries to build a new life for himself after spending six months institutionalized for attempting suicide. He starts seeing a therapist, attending a different high school, and making new friends, but completely abandons his old reputation as a champion swimmer. Which is a pity, because he can't seem to get resident star athlete Ethan Cooper out of his head. With dimples and a kind touch that unravels him, Ethan is everything Thomas can't have right now, can't be -- because there's no going back to the person he was before the accident. But can Thomas become someone new...and someone capable of falling in love?

Cover designed by Morgan Kingsman
[[Word Count: 70,000-80,000 words]]

[2019 WATTYS WINNER | Literary Fiction]
[1st Place Winner, Story Crafters Awards (General/Teen Fiction)]
[1st Place Winner, The Midnight Sun Awards 2019 (Romance)]
[1st Place Winner, The Moonlight Awards (Romance)]

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