He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.
His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.
Noah saved her. Georgina never wanted to be saved.
Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks in part to the unwavering love and support of his best friend, Ellie Turner, Noah survived those years, escaped his uncle, and grew into the man he is today. Now he runs his own business and lives a pretty normal, no-nonsense life—one where he maintains a high level of control.
Georgina is Ellie’s younger sister. Four months ago, Noah saved Georgie’s life, but he thought that was where his involvement with his friend’s sister would end. Now Georgie has returned home from the recovery facility her parents sent her away to and Noah, still haunted by the night that connects them, can’t stop himself from continuously trying to protect this girl he barely knows. But is he willing to give up all of the control he’s worked so hard to build in his life and risk everything for her? Even more importantly, would she do the same for him?
Georgina Turner wanted to end it all. She couldn’t imagine living another day – but she is brought back from the edge by Noah Clark.
Noah has been an honorary member of the Turner family for years and Georgie has harbored secret feelings for him for just as long. All he wants is to make sure that she is safe and sleeping in the same bed with her night after night is just a way to do that – or that is what he keeps telling himself.
“Miserably. I had tried to commit suicide—tried being the operative word in that statement. If it hadn’t been for my sister’s friend, Noah Clark, then I’d be dead. The most depressing part of all, I still wasn’t one hundred percent sure if Noah saving me was a good thing.”
Noah can’t fight is feelings for Georgie anymore but there are so many reasons for him to leave her alone. But despite the past and an uncertain future, he’s willing to give everything to be with her. Can they overcome it all together or will they fall apart under the pressure?
“Tonight will be your last night sharing a bed with her, I assured myself. And then you’ll have to end things with her. Cleanly and gently. And even if my whole body ached because I hated that decision, I was going to have to follow through with it. Because I would do anything to protect Georgie—even if that meant protecting her from myself.”
Kill Devil Hills is such an amazing surprise! At its heart, it’s a love story. But it’s also about pain, loss and daring to hope again. It doesn’t follow the usual rules and takes you on an emotional journey that will make you cherish every single day exactly as it is...
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It wasn’t Ellie. That was for damn certain.
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Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and crazy-active 2-year-old son. She’s a former flight attendant, day-dreamer, traveler, and wannabe photographer. Her debut novel HE BELONGS WITH ME, a standalone, was released March 2014. KILL DEVIL HILLS will be the first book of a three book series. Each novel in this new series will feature a different couple's story.
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