The Way With You by Anne Mercier

 

Title: The Way With You
Series: The Way #2
Author: Anne Mercier
Genre: Coming of Age/New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Finding a “happily ever after” was hard enough. 
Keeping it is even harder.
Olivia Brennan and Cameron Stone have both gone through Hell and back to finally find their way to each other.  With obstacles set against them, the struggle to stay connected is harder than ever.  Between their academic schedules, Olivia’s newfound campus infamy, and a conniving ex stirring up trouble, Liv and Cam begin to struggle to keep what they’ve worked so hard for.
But when something unexpected fractures their trust, they must decide if they can repair what’s left of their fragile love or will they discover that “happily ever after” is just for fairytales?
I’m walking back to the dorm after class when someone bumps into me—hard. I look over, biting back a curse, and when I see it’s Alison, I wish I’d let it out.
“What’s your problem?” I bark.
You. You’re my problem,” she sneers.
I roll my eyes. “Why is that? Because you want to screw Cam but he’s with me? Because Cam made me his girlfriend when all you were to him was a piece of ass? Both of you,” I correct when I see Brittany standing beside her.
“You little bitch. I’m going to ruin you,” Brittany shouts.
I’m so afraid right now. I know what Alison is capable of—but with Brittany by her side? I can’t even imagine. I swallow that fear and pretend. I’m good at that—pretending I’m okay.
“Could you be any more dramatic?”
Alison steps closer. “Watch yourself, Muppet. You’re overstepping.”
“No. I’m not. I’m minding my own business, living my life, and you nut jobs start with your threatening and bullying. What are you—twelve?” I mock.
Alison’s nostrils flare. It reminds me of a bull in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. You know the one? Where the steam comes out of the bull’s nostrils because Bugs keeps taunting it? That’s the one. I smirk at the thought and Alison’s hand comes flying at my face before I can even think.
She slaps me and she slaps me hard—not just once, but twice. The burn, the sting of the slaps hurts like a mofo. I won’t cry, but I can’t stop the tears that fill my eyes. Damn it. I hate showing her any signs of weakness.
“Feel better now?” I ask, lifting my chin.
She hides the shock well, but I still get a glimpse. I am not the same girl I once was. I’m not sure who I am, exactly, but I’m no longer weak.
She cocks out a hip. “A little. But Muppet? There’s a lot worse coming.”
The Way Back to Me (The Way #1) – Released Feb 23, 2016
She was perky, fun, and full of life—everything I hated about girls and their bullshit exterior. People called her bubbly; I called her “fake-as-hell.”
The edgy, dark, lonely girl in front of me was not the Olivia Brennan I knew from high school—far from it, actually. I knew the story—the whole town knew the story, we witnessed it all. It happened in the blink of an eye and the girl we knew was gone.
But I refuse to watch it anymore—I can’t stand it. I’m going to fix it—fix her. It’s time I showed Olivia Brennan her way back…
Back to the girl she used to be.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today with my two sons and puppy. (Though one day soon I hope to move to southern California!)

I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier

Hugs and love,
Anne xoxo

 

The Way With You
Anne Mercier

Anne told me flat out- "People are either hating it or loving it...no in between." She was right.

I am of the loved it camp. So I sent her some angry PMs....So I threatened bodily harm, graphic bodily harm, on a fictional character. Who hasn't?

The point is this whether you love it or hate it, it's a visceral reaction. You know what they say, it's a fine line...

Ask Cam that line is awfully blurry...

In The Way Back to Me, Cam helps Olivia get through the worst point in her life. In the end, they are happily declaring love through blissful orgasms.

In The Way, Olivia is being bullied again. Cam is busy. Alexa and Sebastian are trying to help. But where does that leave Olivia? As things escalate, Olivia comes to terms with her feelings. Can she put them into words and act on them?

Look at it this way, if you didn't like it, I know it's because of a guy. Not the ending, no we all know you liked that. You didn't like the way one guy behaved. Suck it up- it happens. Real life isn't always perfect but maybe after the rain in can be.

I will wait, hopefully not too long, for the next story...I even heard whose it is. So excited!

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