by Karen-Anne Stewart
The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.
I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.
Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken forty-two million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.
This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.
A deep warmth fuels my excitement for him. I remember that name. He said that about me after he taught me to ride, saying I’m reckless on rails with how I take the turns. From the look of that same warmth swimming in his eyes, he realizes I’ve caught the meaning. “Congratulations! Really, Jensen, that’s amazing! I’m so happy for you for fulfilling your dream of opening your own bike mechanic shop,” I beam. “I can’t wait to see it.” I pause, giving him a quizzical glance, “Where exactly is Reckless on Rails? So much has happened since seeing you again but I don’t even know where you live.”
“On a small ranch just outside of Fairfield, California,” he replies, equally excited. “The house is small, but it’s secluded. My closest neighbor is a mile away.” He turns that sweet, sexy grin on me, “Too far away for you to feel, pretty girl.”
If any part of me was left broken, he just fixed it. More damn tears fill my eyes and spill down my cheeks. “You were thinking about me when you picked your home?”
“Everything I’ve done has been with you being first in my mind. Where I lived could never be home if I thought that you couldn’t be completely who you are. Even though you weren’t actually there, you were still a part of me. I wanted you to have a good life, but I always held onto the hope that meant I would be involved in making it good again someday.”
There are words jumbling in my head that I want to say but I can’t seem to put them together and push them out of my mouth. An amazing thing about Jensen and me is how words aren’t needed all the time. This is one of them. I can tell he knows just how much I love him and appreciate who he is with me. How he is with me. What he just said meant everything, and he knows that, too. I can feel it–not with special powers or psychic voodoo–but with his gentleness, respect, and the love in his touch as he wipes my tears away.
Have you ever read something that had such an impact on you that it left you speechless? Well that is me right now after reading Feel... Completely and utterly speechless.
I mean... The feels!!! How Karen-Anne Stewart did it, I have no clue, but she made me feel everything. The good, the bad, the love, the hate, the sorrow, the happiness, EVERYTHING!
And Jensen... Gawd! He's the perfect book boyfriend wrapped up in a loving, protective, sensitive, sexy, tattooed package.
All I can really say is read this book!!!
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.
When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Feel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.