Author: N.G. Jones
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Someone hadn't scarred my face.
I hadn’t followed my dreams to LA.
That tweaker hadn't attacked that homeless guy.
I hadn't invited a stranger over for Thanksgiving.
I hadn’t fallen in love.
If I hadn’t lost him.
I hadn’t gone for that drive.
I saw the world like everyone else.
My “genius” wasn’t slowly destroying me.
I had just walked away before I could ever know her.
She hadn’t ignited the spark.
If the spark didn’t ignite the madness.
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Her cries looked like shards of glass, a sour flavor assaulted my taste buds, my fingertips felt like they were being pricked with needles. They would not snuff her light, they would not dull her laughter. She was the only thing in this world that connected me to my old self. Suddenly I cared again, if only for that moment. Those sick fucks would not hurt her.
My numbness was mangled from the inside with a fury that detonated like a bomb. I didn’t even feel the knife as it dug into my flesh.
That girl, for some reason, I couldn’t shut it off with her. I saw her just as vividly as I used to see everything.
She made me want to create again. That was dangerous. Far more dangerous than anything these stupid muggers could have done. I had to keep the desire at bay or else I would lose control. Because my art destroys the people I care about. It turns me into a monster.
Up until that point, the redheaded girl who shined like a beacon in the mist was an empty threat. There was an invisible barrier, where girls like her didn’t see guys who lurked in alleyways. I was safe from her ability to break through to the parts of my brain that had been made dormant through copious amounts of medication.
Yet, somehow, there she was, seeing me. Glimmering in the dark alleyway like some sort of guardian angel that I didn’t want.
I tried so hard not to exist, but she was forcing me to. She was forcing me to partake in life.
I wanted to die, but she forced me to live.
And I wasn’t happy about it.
Nina Jones have out done herself folks, I don’t think mere words can describe how well written “If” was to me. It was phenomenally done, the emotions that went through the characters, they were both stripped bare for the readers the see. I believe I cried numerous time throughout this book because it was so beautiful, we get to see to individual struggle to find strength in each to strive. We have Annalise aka Bird who was scarred for the rest of her life by a monster when she was a child. She wore those scars on the outside, people teased her, she was mocked, but she never made it stopped her from doing what she loved. I loved this character, she was so damn strong, she stood her ground because of what she believed in, she was such a strong individual it was just so crazy, I was thinking to myself that in today’s world you know how many would have committed suicide because of the bullying, but not her she stood her ground and I loved Nina even more for creating a character like this, I take my hat off to her and thank her for this. Then we have Ash, I loved him, here he was this broken man and a chance encounter caused him to meet Bird. I believe that he was meant to meet her, they were meant for each other. His back story was so, I don’t even know how to put it in words, but I know so many people who suffer from mental disorder and it’s not picnic, trust me. Even though they have fallen in love with each, can their love for each other be so strong that they can survive the storm, and that in itself we get to witness; can they weather the storm that is ahead of them and get back on track and find what was missing. To see him struggling with the ghost from his past was just, wow. I could go on and on, Nina has done a phenomenal job with this story and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us readers.
About The Author
Nina G. Jones is the author of the bestselling novel DEBT, the Strapped Series and the erotic romance, Gorgeous Rotten Scoundrel. She wants to say something clever here, but all her good material goes into her characters.
Nina currently resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two crazy Boxers.
Her first new adult romance, If, releases on March 16th, 2015 under the moniker N.G. Jones.
Nina LOVES connecting with readers. You can connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, or email her through her website, NinaGJones.com.