Bring Me Home: Teaser #3 and ARC Giveaway

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This week’s teaser is from Adam Parker’s POV. This teaser also contains **MAJOR SPOILERS** for those who haven’t read Relentless or Pieces of You. If you haven’t read Relentless or Pieces of You, get your copy here so you’re ready for the next teaser.

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**GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED**

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Paige Smith
  • Brittany Barton
  • Eileen Proksch (Gravity Happens)

Giveaway Instructions

Today I will be giving away THREE digital ARC’s of Bring Me Home (to be delivered via email on or about August 23rd). To enter the ARC giveaway, leave a comment below telling me what you think Adam should do in this situation: Should Adam give Claire the space she is asking for or should he fight for her? Please include your email address in the comment or send your email address to me via the Contact page. After you comment, you can enter a second time by sharing the link to this teaser on Facebook and tagging me or my FB fan page in your post. If we’re not friends, feel free to add me as a friend so you can tag me.

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Now onto the teaser….

Chapter Two – Adam

You never know you’re making a mistake until it’s too late. Sometimes we know we’re taking a risk, but we always hope for the best. We hope that our mistakes will be forgiven. We hope that our mistakes will teach us something. Sometimes, unfortunately, mistakes are just mistakes that can’t be undone or forgiven.

I got the feeling that Claire was hiding something from me when I took her to the UNC vs. North Carolina State football game two weeks ago. We’ve spoken on the phone a few times a week since the night I surprised her at Cora’s, but our conversations are short and weighed down by this feeling that we’re both holding back. I want to ask her when she’s going to talk about the ring I gave her and I’m sure there are things she wants to talk to me about, but instead we speak as if we haven’t explored the depths of each other physically and emotionally. Like we’re strangers.

We met at the stadium two weeks ago in Raleigh, like some kind of fucking blind date or casual lunch with a friend. The walk across the parking lot and through the stadium to our seats was excruciatingly silent. I couldn’t even bring myself to tell a joke to break the ice. Something has shifted between us and it’s more than just the stench of the sweaty guy seated in front of us.

The whole time we we’re waiting for the game to begin, I just wanted to reach across and grab her hand, to touch her skin.

“Dr. Goldberg talked to me about his kids the other day,” she said as she tapped her foot nervously. “I think he was trying to make me feel comfortable, but I kept thinking about how he was trying to make me feel comfortable and that made me feel uncomfortable.”

“You sound like a nut.”

“Yeah, that’s kind of why I’m in therapy.”

She flashes me a weak smile and I have to look away. “How was your Halloween?”

Small talk? Fuck me.

She turns her head to glare at me. “Really?”

I shrug because I don’t really know what else to do at this point. This friendly “date” is not going the way I had planned.

“Why are we doing this?” I ask. “I mean, what the fuck are we doing here?”

She stares at her hands in her lap. “I don’t know,” she whispers. “Because I’m fucked up. Because most days I’m hanging on by a thread and I don’t want that thread to snap.”

She bites her lip and I finally reach across and grab her hand. The snack peddler arrives at our row and she immediately lets go of my hand. I order us both a hot dog. As soon as he’s gone, she breathes a deep sigh and takes a tiny nibble from her hot dog.

“You can talk to me, Claire. That’s what I’m here for.”

“Have you talked to your dad?”

She doesn’t want to talk. Fine.

“I told you not to worry about my dad. He’ll get over me quitting eventually.”

“But what about your trust fund. How much did these tickets cost?”

“It’s just money. It’s not going to make me happy. Being with you is what makes me happy.”

She’s silent as I stare at the hot dog she’s barely touched. Our last meal together was pizza, shared just moments before she admitted to having sex with Chris while I was in Hawaii. Claire and I weren’t together at the time, which was the main factor in my decision to forgive her. I fucked up letting her go. And as sick as it makes me to admit it, I know she would never have been with Chris if I hadn’t broken up with her. I’m the one who pushed her straight into his bed.

But I’m determined to fix the mess I made. I just wish the mess inside Claire’s head were something I could repair. The only person who can fix that is Claire, but now I’m torn between giving her the space she needs to do that and the fear that I’ll lose her again if I give her too much space.

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263 Comments

  1. Stephanie June 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I believe that he should fight for her but keep in mind that she and Chris have a child together so that plays a part in the situation.

  2. Julie Hath June 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Adam needs to fight for her! Chris and her have a past but that needs to be the past…she has learned to love again because of Adam!!

  3. Brittany Hynes June 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Adam needs to fight for her! He already tried letting her go once before and it didn’t work! He needs to price he’s worth fighting for! Team Adam!!!!

  4. Diane June 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I think this time around he needs to fight for her, and not give her the space so Chris can slide in like the last time. I know she has a past with Chris but I believe her future is with Adam. He is what she needs, free from guilt and pain. Adam is her a fresh start in a new life. Being with Adam doesn’t mean she can’t still have a big part in Abby’s life. Adam can help her through this and be the shoulder she can lean on.

  5. Holly U June 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Adam does need to fight for her, but he also should give her some space. Pushing people doesn’t always work.

  6. Allison June 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    He Needs To Fight For Her! Fight For What You Want!

  7. Karrie Nelson June 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    i think Adam needs to give her space..she needs to work through it in therapy..then she will be ready to choose 🙂

  8. Stacy June 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Fight! Space won’t work…..just gives her another excuse to run from her feelings!

  9. Jay B. June 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Oh God, I hope Adam will fight not let her go!!! I’m rooting for him!!! Giving her space seems to have backfired, she jumped right into Chris’s arms… GRRRRRRRRR

  10. May Height June 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    This is tricky……Adam needs to give Claire space. That’s what has her interest in Chris…..that’s all that’s to it… If Adam pushes her she wil notice there is something wrong with him mentally…. :-

  11. Jennifer Vega June 25, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Adam needs to fight for her just as much if not than he did during their first encounter. He made her feel safe and sure herself when she needed him the most. If he doesn’t fight for her I’m afraid she will feel lik he doesn’t care enough and run straight into Chris’ arms.

  12. Florianne June 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    He should fight for her…what girl wouldn’t want to be fought for!?

  13. Sonia June 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Normally I would say Adam should fight for her but I think if she has already had sex with Chris while apart from Adam i believe her heart lies with Chris and always will.

  14. PAW June 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    In this situation, even if I am sooooo Team Adam, I think this time he should give Claire her space. She needs it and even it may eventually hurt Adam, Claire should decide on her own and figure things out without depending on who’s going to be there for her. The space is important for Claire to think straight and from her heart.

    This teaser is made me sad. Oh Cassia, I think at the end of this series, one is going to be devastated. 🙁

  15. Isabella June 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Definitely fight for her! Now that he realized he’d made a mistake letting her go in the past, he should do everything to show her how much he’ willing to give her… his love, life, his heart, and the knowledge that Adam will give her the happy, warm loving home she needs… ; – )

  16. Alisa Kaminski June 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Fight Fight Fight. Regardless what a girl says, she needs to know that her man is and always will be there. If he gives her space, she will always look at him and not wanting her bad enough. He left her once and look what happened. If he gives her space, who knows what will happen. There might be no turning back at that point.

  17. Amanda Herrera June 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm - Reply
  18. Katie Scott June 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I love Adam. I really hope Claire chooses him, he’s such a warm and thoughtful character that I feel like he is exactly what Claire needs. Reading this makes me so excited for the new book to come out that I just might read the other two again. For the third freakin time! Team Adam all the way baby!

  19. marcelle June 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I think the fact they are in contact is great, I’m sure she knows what she has with Adam I amm all for him, they have a future he will support her, she needs space but not to much, pressure will not help him but the friendship they began with is their salvation, fight Adam in the end it should be you…… Chris is her past she will always be a part of his life but that should only work harder she feels torn only about the child…….

  20. stacy O June 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    I think he should fight for her! He gave her space before, and she jumped into Chris’s bed. Stay in sight, let her know you are ALWAYS there, so she doesnt have a chance to forget you

  21. Ania June 26, 2013 at 1:50 am - Reply

    He should fight for her. Come on just look what happened last time he gave her her space.
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  22. felicia June 26, 2013 at 4:30 am - Reply

    I cant wait for the whole book to come out!! Love it! Team Adam all the way!!!

  23. Sabrina Fox June 26, 2013 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I’m still undecided if I’m TEAM CHRIS or TEAM ADAM but I definitely think he should fight for her…….look what happened when he gave her space before. I can’t wait to see who she decides to be with. I know I will be crying no matter who she picks bc my heart will break for the other person.

  24. Kirstie Hicks June 26, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

    If Adam is smart then he will intimate that he is giving her space…and then slowly win her back all the while Claire believes she has space…but honestly I think he needs to quit pussy footing around and lay his cards on the table and make “Everything” very clear…no more to-ing and fro-ing – man up or just bugger off!!!! ([email protected])

  25. Jenn-Seducedbybooks June 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Space but still fight – like don’t disappear completely and give her “space” he’s got to fight for her – regardless of her past

  26. Amanda Rae June 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    He has to fight for her! I’ve spent the last two days reading and switching from Adam to Chris, but the bottom line is she and Adam have a connection that is seemingly stronger. I can’t exactly explain it, kudos on the great writing, but I just feel like the relationship with Chris is resolved in a way that is not with Adam… I also get the reason people say she needs space… Claire needs have her own identity, independent of either guy…But Adam still needs to fight for her! Ok, August needs to get here soon!

  27. Ola June 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    He should give Claire space so she can work out her problems. If she truly loves him she will come to him.

  28. mariana June 28, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Fight for her and bring her home “a new home a new beginning “!!!!! Adam came back after 4 weeks Chris after 1 year. Adam!!!!!

  29. Jasmine June 30, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I believe he should fight for her she needs him even if she tries to deny it. You should always fight for what you want.

  30. Melissa July 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    She can’t be with Chris, it has to be Adam. He already gave her space. He has to fight for her and prove he is “the one” for her. He IS the only one for her!

  31. Julie Kirby July 4, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Yes he does Mariana !

    Here are all their pages:

    Claire Nixon: https://www.facebook.com/clairenixonlove
    Adam Parker: https://www.facebook.com/adamparkerlove
    Chris Knight: https://www.facebook.com/chrisknightlove

  32. Kera July 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Fight Adam. Fight for the woman you want. Please fight for her Adam….

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