Guest Post and Giveaway: If You Leave by Courtney Cole
If You Leave by Courtney Cole
26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.
25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.
They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.
But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.
And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.
The name of the series is Beautifully Broken. What made you choose that series name and what is the significance for you?
I have this theory that most everyone in the world is broken in some way—whether it is big or small. Divorce, bullying, death, break-ups, heartbreak…. There’s always something that wounds us… or defines us. And even though we heal from it, it affects us in some way.
There’s a quote from Ernest Hemingway that I love:
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
I totally believe this to be true—and it’s the entire reason that I’m writing the Beautifully Broken series. I want to portray broken people who are beautiful and strong and relatable—and show how they grown and heal… and become strong at the broken places.
Courtney Cole Bio:
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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