Publication date: October 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.
Liv hasn’t seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can’t outrun fate.
Ten minutes later, I go back into the living room with a big bowl of buttery goods in my hands. I'm two steps away from the couch when I hear the E! Channel presenter speak the name I've been avoiding for the last five years. A cannonball of unwanted memories barrels through me. My heart lurches of its own volition before it lodges itself in my throat. Traitorous muscle.
"Can we change the channel, please?" I plead, hating how choked up my voice sounds.
"No way. They're about to replay the interview with Boys Future I missed tonight. I totally forgot to record it." Emma says, almost bouncing with excitement.
Mandy's eyes land on the bowl in my hand. "Popcorn!"
She makes a grab at it, not noticing my stiff posture and the deer-caught-in-the-headlights vibe my eyes are probably giving. None of my friends know the reason I'm freaking out right now. Only Saylor knows the history because she lived it with me.
My heartbeat is frantic, and I attempt to steady my breathing. It has been five years for crying out loud. I can't hide from my demons forever. With reluctant steps, I mince back to the loveseat, but I can't actually sit down. I turn and face the TV instead. When the interview starts and the boy who crushed my soul so long ago appears on the screen, I steel my heart.
I try to pay attention to the questions and what the other band members are saying, but my eyes are glued to Sebastian's face. He has grown into his looks, and who was once a very cute boy is now a roguishly handsome man. His face is more angular, and his shoulders are broader. His hair is short on the sides and longer on top. I can tell it has been styled by a professional. There's a hint of scruff framing his chiseled jaw. But one detail, the most important one, remains the same. His eyes. Since we were kids, those volcanic mahogany orbs had the ability to evoke confidence and yearning at the same time. A killer combination. Even through the TV screen, I can feel their combustible power reaching for me.
M. H. Soars always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would become an author. With a background in fashion design she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.
M. H. Soars resides in Florida with her husband and baby daughter. She is currently working on the Arcadian Wars series, and the Love Me, I'm Famous series.
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