You've been my shadow, following me through childhood - filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions...until I severed our ties.
I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens. I traded Dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants. I traded myself to a stranger - Bastien Pascal.
I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.
He's my friend. My mentor. My roommate.
Until everything changes.
I'm not supposed to get goose bumps when his hand brushes my skin.
I'm not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.
I'm not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.
Falling in love with him? Preposterous...unavoidable. Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I've come to love so dearly?
I'm finally happy. Don't ruin this for me.
In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair - a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?