I’m going to give you the line from the books I’ve read that make my mind crave the rest like chocolate & Coke.
“And you’re the reason his uncle didn’t kill him. You’re the reason Owen didn’t do to him what Charlie did to you. He’s been there, son. He wears his scars on his skin. If anyone can see past all of that, it’s Eli. And you just threw him away. You did that. Because you can’t wait for him to maybe one day do that to you, you did it to him. Used his past against him and told him he wasn’t worth your love or your trust. You did that, Creed. Not, Eli.”
--page 168, iBook
Let It Go by Mercy Celeste
First Published 24th of September 2012 by Liquid Silver Books
When alcohol and fierce tempers land two cowboys from the rodeo circuit under house arrest, it may be time to Let It Go. Can hidden secrets and a common enemy hold the key to happiness or... will they destroy them both?
Creed was the main focus of Eli’s fierce temper. For ten years the two men left a trail of destruction in their wake, with rodeo, beer, and fists all they had in common. Until a judge had enough and sentenced them to house arrest—in the same house. They’d either learn to get along or they’d kill each other.
Trapped on Eli’s rundown Florida ranch, Creed discovers Eli’s secret, one that he shares. But he didn’t count on Eli learning all of his secrets, especially the one that would shatter their newfound truce.
Scarred to his bones, Eli avoided relationships like the plague. Yet something about the quiet Creed had always pushed his buttons. Falling in love with him was never part of Eli’s plan. When it happens he’s unprepared and out of his league.
When a shared enemy comes calling Eli can only think of keeping Creed safe. He never dreamed that their lives were linked or that Creed’s former life could destroy them both. Will love be enough to save them?