Title: Poison & Wine
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: December 11, 2020
It’s funny how differently we view life when we’re young.
Everything feels possible- limitless.
If only things could stay that way forever.
Then maybe life wouldn’t be so complicated.
Maybe Jace would still be the same ten-year-old boy I fell in love with.
Maybe I’d still be that same girl too.
The girl who believed that there wasn’t anything we couldn’t overcome.
But I’m not that girl anymore.
Time has beaten me down, broken me, taken everything from me.
And it’s taken even more from Jace.
I naively believed that I could save him…
From his dad. From his anger. From his addiction.
And I nearly died trying.
It’s taken me four years to rebuild my life.
To piece my shattered heart back together.
But it all goes up in flames the moment I find myself face to face with the one person I never thought I’d see again.
He’s determined to prove he’s changed.
I’m terrified to let him try.
Because no matter how sweet it tastes, with Jace Matthews you never truly know if what you’re drinking is poison or wine, until it’s already too late.
Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
Jace has loved Oakley since she was a child and due to their less than idyllic childhoods they were each other’s everything. The choices that Jace made to numb the pain he was in was destructive not only to him but to Oakley as well. It sent him into a downward spiral and Oakley felt helpless and believed that the only way to save both of them was to leave
Four years later Oakley has created a new life for herself when Jace reaches out and brings up all the pain and hurt she has tried to bury for so long. They are no longer the people they used to be but the love between them hasn’t diminished over time but is it enough to overcome the pain of the past?
This story takes you on an emotional journey that won’t leave you untouched. Jace wants to prove that Oakley can trust him but only she can decide if the reward of being with him is worth the risk.