Synopsis: If the truth sets one free, why does Lily Jacobs feel so trapped?
She’s learned doing the right thing isn’t always best and now she is living the consequences of her greatest sacrifice. Every day since Grayson Lee left is one she wishes he hadn’t. Years have gone by since their friendship turned to more and then was eradicated by Lily alone; enough time for their young love to fade. Only it hasn’t, not for Lily.
Now he is back and seeing him is devastating to her at the same time it is rapture. She tries to accept that they cannot be together, but everything inside her shouts that they should be; that they only fit with each other. And so she has to accept the greatest truth of all: She loves him still. She loves him enough not to let him go this time.
What (C) completes us?
In Incomplete, we learn about Grayson Lee; an eighteen year old with a love of music and his best friend. His home life is less than ideal and he has a lot of self-worth issues. He has two people he cares for greatly; Lily and Aidan, and he wants to keep them safe no matter what—even from him, if need be. We find out his mother is an alcoholic and his father is absent most of the time, and Grayson struggles to forgive his parents that don't realize the damage they have done until it's almost too late. Grayson needs to find himself and to change his life, even at the cost of the one person he loves above all others. Lily.
Complete is two years forward from the time Incomplete ends and is told by Lily. She said goodbye to Grayson and gave up her chance at happiness so that he could heal in a way he wouldn't be able to if he stayed in their town. He's made it big for himself as the lead singer of Thrush and she watches his success from afar, proud of him at the same time sad for the loss of their love. He unexpectedly returns to town, finding her going through the motions of everyday life, but having no wherewithal to pursue her dreams like she made him go after his. He also has a girlfriend. Though their conversations are awkward at first, they are continually drawn to each other for the duration of his stay, and they each realize their feelings are the same, if not more, for one another. The conclusion of their story is about forgiveness, having faith, and allowing yourself to be happy.
I sit down and hazard a glance at him. “Sorry about my mom.”
He laughs. “Your mom is amazing.”
“She means well.”
“I doubt you want to be doing such trivial things as mowing lawns while you’re here.”
He shrugs, taking a drink of his tea. “I don’t mind. It’s kind of nice to do manual labor for a change.”
“What do you normally do for manual labor? File your nails? Maybe flex your biceps for photo shoots?”
“Ouch. You just demoralized my manhood. It may never recover.”
A smile takes over my mouth. “I’m sure one simpering look from a female and it will be restored.”
“Depends on the girl.”
“Oh, I doubt that.”
A snort is his only response.About the author:
Lindy Zart has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat.
What she loves most about writing is having people tell her how much they enjoy her work; how her writing touches them; makes them feel intensely.
Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work.
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