Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace by Becky Monson
If there’s one thing that Bridgette Reynolds has learned recently, it’s that the perfect shoes, the perfect hair, and the perfect dress do not make for the perfect proposal. In fact, sometimes they make for the not-so-perfect breakup.
Now, Bridgette must do everything in her power to win Adam back. She knows they are meant to be. And nothing will stand in her way—not her friends, not her grandmother, not even the fact that Adam is now engaged to Serene after a whirlwind romance.
Focused on her plan to win Adam back, Bridgette isn’t expecting Ian—her college best friend, her love, her big regret—to come back into her life. They sink back into their comfortable friendship as if no time has passed at all, making Bridgette start to question her feelings for Adam. But Ian has a few secrets of his own . . . secrets that could shatter their friendship once and for all.
Bridgette has to make some major decisions—should she speak now? Or forever hold her peace?
Praise for the Book
“Can I give this book a 10? It was so fantastic!” -Taking Time For Mommy
“Speak Now grabbed me from the beginning! This is the perfect escape/beach read – light and fun, amusing with some tearful moments.” -Reviewing in Chaos
“Chick-Lit at its most enjoyable.” – Life With Katie
We reach the top of the stairs to the subway entrance quicker than I wanted.
“Lunch next week?” I turn my body to face him.
“Yeah, that sounds good,” he says, nodding his head.
“Well, thanks again,” I say, starting to move in for a hug.
Instead though, Ian grabs my face with his hands suddenly, pulling me into him and, he kisses me softly and gently. Then, letting go of my face, wrapping his arms around my back, he pulls me in even closer, and we kiss with more intensity.
Oh my gosh, this. This is what kissing should feel like. I know I shouldn’t compare, even though I’ve been doing it all night, but I never had this with Adam. Kissing him never felt like this.
I’m instantly transported back to the first time Ian and I kissed. That time in my apartment when Ian told me how he felt, and I knew I felt the same. This feels so right. So amazing. So perfect.
I wrap my arms tighter around Ian as the kiss deepens even further. I want this. I want more of this.
Just before I completely lose myself in this moment, Ian pulls away abruptly. He lightly pushes me away from him and curses under his breath.
“I can’t do this.” He shakes his head as if to bring himself back from a trance. Then he turns around and starts walking away, running a hand through his hair in frustration.
“Ian?” I start to follow him, but he’s walking too fast. I hear him whistle loudly, trying to hail a taxi, and I see one pull over and watch as he quickly jumps in, shutting the door behind him. He doesn’t look back. And I’m left there, standing on the sidewalk, wondering what the hell just happened.
Author Becky Monson
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.
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