training begins. I go to school for a few hours, and then it’s back to the studio for
more training. Go to bed. Repeat the whole process the next day.
because I get to see Roger Byrnes. He probably doesn’t even know I exist, but my
heart beats a little faster when I see him walk through the classroom door with his
messy hair and carefree attitude. He has so much energy. But then he stares off into
the distance, and I wonder what he’s thinking. It’s the highlight of my
want to be with. I could use some excitement in my life…I bet Roger could give that
worried he’s not going to slow down when he reaches the ice-cold Pacific Ocean. I
can feel the freezing wet splashes on my legs, and as he runs into deeper water,
some of the splashes reach up to my face.
gripping his upper back, not wanting him to lower me at all. Don’t let the turquoise
water of Carmel fool you; it’s damn cold, even in the summer. Girls wear bikinis on
the beach, and surfers wear wetsuits all year-round. Even I know that.
moves me down.
myself high up on his shoulder.
with my body.
other shoulder. “I never broke a promise,” I say, unashamed. The only emotion going
through me right now is fear of going into the ice cold water. “I never
promised to call you.”
tried twice to throw me in the water with no success.
draped over his shoulder, and the other is wrapped around his back, holding on for
dear life. My face has moved from over his head to right in front of his
I’ve never kissed a boy before, and right now, I’m staring at one’s lips. They’re so full
and colorful; they look as if they’re full of fruit punch. I wonder what it would taste
like and feel like. If I just move my head a few inches closer…
I’m more clever.” He spreads his arms out, as if he’s going to give someone a huge
hug, and slowly, his body weight shifts back.
into the water.
Oregon, where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in journalism. From there she
moved to Denver and spent the next seven years searching for the love of her life
and building the family of her dreams.
Erin refocused on her career, beginning with a successful entry into the world of
residential real estate as a Realtor. Free time was spent reading book after book
(and binge-watching the subsequent films) in the New Adult genre. Feeling
hopelessly in love with her husband, she wrote him a short story leading up to their
fifth wedding anniversary. That’s when she discovered her tireless passion to share
her experience of falling in love through fictional characters. That story evolved into
the first novel in the Angles trilogy.Erin still lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Phil, and their three