The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be…)It’s been ten years since we’ve seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.Because it was . . . until it wasn’t.
I’ve been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite.
And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on.
Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn’t forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.
“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.“Probably not.”
“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”
He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.
“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”
“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”
“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”
“I’ll think about it.”
“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.
Resentment is the first book I have read by Nicole London. I have to say I am impressed with her writing. The very first chapter drew me into the story and I became connected with Mia and Dean’s relationship.
This story takes the reader on a ten year journey. We meet Mia and Dean as teenagers and see them self destruct. When the devastation and destruction have fallen into place, both have moved on. They carry the scars of their turbulent relationship.
Although both have moved on in life, their hearts have not. Ten years later they are thrown together. This time they are mature adults in control of their own lives. It will be up to them to let go of the past, let go of the resentment, and rebuild their relationship.
Nicole London wrote a compelling novel. I felt every emotion both the characters experienced. I wanted these two to find their happily ever after.
I highly recommend Resentment by Nicole London.
Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.