Olivia Marshall is nervous as she embarks on a study abroad program to Spain with her best friend Nolan. Besides the obvious new adventure of living in a foreign country for the summer; there is something else bothering her. A familiar unsettling feeling resonates within and she can’t decipher the significance of it.
Spain turns out to be more of an experience than Olivia had imagined. She meets Andres, a mysteriously gorgeous guy who takes her places she has never been. Her newfound loves brings all of her insecurities to the surface causing her to question everything. She fights the negativity in her head that refuses to let her find happiness.
Despite her flaws Andres seems to love her, but she can’t truly accept it. What is real? What is an illusion? If something seems too good to be true it usually is. How does Olivia hold onto the best thing to ever happen to her if she can’t trust it? Or does someone else already have her heart?
After Olivia leaves the fantasy world of Spain behind she has choices to make that will change the outcome of her future. It isn’t until those choices are made that she understands the ramifications of her actions, but at this point…is it too late?
“I was never planning on finding love in this lifetime. It was not anything I desired. I was content living my life on my own, but you changed all that. With you, I didn’t even have a choice. From the moment I saw you, I knew my life would never be the same. I am destined to love you.”
I laugh. “Our study sessions, huh? I don’t see you doing any studying.”
“I’m studying you, of course,” he says.
“Well, that isn’t very intellectually stimulating.”
“Olivia, you have no idea how fascinating you are to me. You’re a work of art and I will never tire of studying you. Ever.” The way he says “ever” makes a blossom of hope open deep inside.
Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and spending the summer camping with her family in their camper.