All Cried Out is officially here! And I am crazy excited! Jared and Savannah have been with me for so long, it's bizarre to finally have finished their story.
Summary: With Jared Corbit and Savannah Martin's wedding day quickly approaching, everything should be golden, but their trouble has only just begun. When the media learns of the damage Stewart Paulson has inflicted on the Talbot family, Savannah and Jared get caught in the cross-hairs.
Even worse, the past has caught up with Savannah in a big way, and nothing will prepare her or Jared for the danger headed their way or the devastating decisions they'll be forced to make as a result.
Jared's determined to protect his fiancée from the people milling in the shadows, but good intentions only go so far. When Savannah learns the truth he's desperately trying to keep from her, their future together begins to unravel.
How can Savannah trust him when he's lying to her? And just how far is he willing to go to protect the woman he loves from her past?
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As with All Falls Down, a song corresponds to each chapter of All Cried Out. Check them out and give them a listen via the YouTube playlist embedded below.
Prologue: So Close by Jon McLaughlin
1. Rather Be by Clean Bandits
2. Finally Found You by Enrique Iglesias & Sammy Adams
3. Latch by Sam Smith
4. Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel
5. Freight Train by Sarah Jackson-Holman
6. Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh
7. Airplanes by B.O.B, Hayley Williams & Eminem
8. Sedated by Hosier
9. Look After You by The Fray
10. Something I Need by OneRepublic
11. So High by John Legend
12. Cry by Alexx Calise
13. The Domino Effect by Elle Vee
14. Words as Weapons by Seether
15. Love Me Harder by Ariane Grande & The Weeknd
16. Lifespan by Vaults
17. Everything is Lost by Maggie Eckford
18. Lay Me Down by Sam Smith
19. All Cried Out by Allure
Epilogue: I Could Not Ask for More by Edwin McCain
I'm very happy to announce that 25% of sales for All Cried Out will be going to the Polaris Project in honor of Cassie M. Combs, a young mother taken far too soon at the hands of her abuser. You can learn more about the Polaris Project at http:/polarisproject.org
I park haphazardly and climb from the Jaguar. Lewis meets me at the bottom of the stairs leading to the apartment. He looks like he's had less sleep than I have. Dark circles rim his gray eyes. His hair is a mess, and his normally pristine button-down is wrinkled. He's subdued, somber. It instantly gets my hackles up.
"Just tell me," I mutter, crossing my arms over my chest.
"He came in through a window," Lewis says after a moment. "There's shit everywhere." He sighs and then gives me a sharp look. "If you'll stay out of the way for our crime scene guys, I'll take you up, but I will kick your ass back out if I have to."
I shoot him a dirty look. "Have I gotten in the way yet?"
He just looks at me blandly for a moment and then turns and starts up the stairs. I follow behind him, pissed because of his comment and curious about what brought it on. He's been decent thus far. For him to be giving out warnings, it has to be bad. I'm not sure I want to see the damage.
"What the fuck is he doing here?" the cop with the attitude, Whitfield, demands when we make it to the top of the stairs. He's got his feet planted, glaring over Lewis's shoulder at me.
"Don't start," I warn him, holding up a hand. Now is not the time to push me. I will break his jaw if he doesn't knock off the bullshit. I'm pissed. I'm tired. And my girl is with Evans and Lexi, probably crying.
"Whitfield, move out of the fucking way," Lewis barks, not screwing around.
Whitfield's gaze moves from me to Lewis and then back again. His scowl deepens, but he moves out of the way, holding his hands up as if to surrender.
Lewis brushes past him, and I do the same.
"Fucking useless Fed," Whitfield grunts under his breath.
"Anyone ever tell you to shut the fuck up?" I shoot right back at him, swinging around to face him. My hands clench into fists, and I have to fight not to take a swing. I don't know what his problem is, but this is twice, and I'm sick of it.
"You wanna try it?" he asks, getting right up in my face.
"Whitfield," Lewis snaps, grabbing my arm before I can take a swing at the bastard. "Not the time, man. Corbit, cool it unless you want this shit on the news in the morning."
I freeze instantly, breathing hard as adrenaline fires through me.
Whitfield glares at me for a long moment and then turns around and stomps off without another word. The other patrol officers standing around watch him go, not saying anything.
"What is his problem?" I ask Lewis, shaking my head.
Lewis eyes me for a moment and then releases my arm. "His cousin worked for Talbot International. He was killed in Africa."
"You're kidding me," I groan, dropping my head back and closing my eyes.
When Savannah Martin walks in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, she thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she wakes up in a hospital in Italy, scared and alone. With nowhere left to go, Savannah runs to the family who took her in when her mother abandoned her as a teenager.
But things aren't as simple as they were then.
For starters, two years of constant emotional abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot has been murdered, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.
Jared Corbit, Lexi's gorgeous boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. That doesn't stop Savannah from falling in love with him. She knows it's wrong, but she just can't stay away from him when he makes he feel like no one else ever has before.
Finding out his relationship with Lexi is a ruse should make things easier, but when the truth is finally revealed, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. There's a murderer on the loose, and he's gunning for the only family she has. To save their lives, she and Jared will be forced to make a decision that just might destroy her completely.
How is she supposed to let the man she loves be with another woman?
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