Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn't come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows.
Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend's life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself.
Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?
*THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Nia never imagined that checking into a hotel using her mother’s maiden name would change her life. All she ever wanted was to start her life all over again and taking a job where she can share her love of dancing with children seems to be a step in the right direction. But when a simple mistake by the front desk places her directly in the path of the intensely handsome Reeves Mitchell – she knows that he’s the kind of trouble that she doesn’t need – trouble for her body and soul.
“Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice, having me spread my legs for you with the slightest snap of your fingers, shame on me.”
Reeves Mitchell is weighed down by the memory of an assignment that went horribly wrong. He sustains himself on adrenaline from taking dangerous jobs and the pleasure of nameless women. But there is something about the dark-haired dancer that he just can’t forget. Will he be able to let go of the guilt from the past long enough to have a future with Nia?
“His chest lifts with his next inhale. His eyes turn soft as he watches me profoundly while bringing the marker to point at his bare chest. With his stare penetrating mine he slowly writes on his skin, just mere inches above his heart: Nia “You are right, you belong in here."
Retrace isn’t just a love story. It’s a story about two people and their struggle with loss, guilt and pain. Sigal paints her story with brilliant shades of tension and tenderness that will you will feel right in your gut. Her characters are complex and her prose is exact – leaving no question that she is an author that you’ll want to watch out for…
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