A man torn apart
A son forever scarred
Two men trying to connect when their only link has been broken…
Everett Harrington should have taken Natalia’s behavior that night as a sign of things to come, but hadn’t… When it came to her, he found himself unable to think clearly. It was on a scorching afternoon in late July that he had stood at the altar with her, making a promise in front of God and her parents to love her for better or for worse. And it was ten years later, on a rainy morning in September that he’d buried her. The days in between had been filled with brief intervals of happiness, and long periods of hopelessness.
Ethan Harrington’s innocence was lost seven years ago when his mother took her own life. Forced to grow up in a hurry, he quickly learned to build a wall around his heart, vowing never to let it be marked again. Now sixteen, and still ravaged by her death, he and his little sister, Renee, along with their father, try to live among the shattered remains of a family that was never functional to begin with.
Quick tempered and rarely sober, Ethan does his best to avoid his father, while at the same time trying to live up to his expectations. Determined not to be like him, Ethan desperately struggles to establish his own identity, but it’s a feat that’s as hard as it is unlikely when he discovers that he has inherited at least one of his father’s less desirable traits.
Everett tries to be a good father, but some things just can’t be forgiven… This is a coming of age novel that depicts the sometimes troubled and often times complex relationship experienced between fathers and sons in this standalone prequel to After All Is Said And Done.