Title: Time Won’t Erase
Author: Stacey Wilk
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
On the anniversary of her sister’s murder, Calista Hartman returns to Backwater, MT. She’d rather be anywhere else. She left the town, its memories, and the only man she’d ever loved behind years ago.
Sheriff Gage Ryker believes official procedures and rules are the only way to keep his town, family, and his heart safe. But now Calista has come home, and the rules have changed.
Calista and Gage will have to work together to solve a string of robberies. But gunfire shattered trust long ago, and more lives will suffer if they don’t move forward and leave the past behind.
He wouldn’t allow her to stay out at the motel all by herself. She’d be safe on his ranch and down the hall from his brother with plenty of firearms and ammo.
“I can’t go there.” She pushed away from him.
Her heat drifted away from him, and he missed it instantly. “Mom will be glad to have you there.”
“Your mother doesn’t want me there. And Jett. He hates me.”
“That isn’t true.”
“I hurt you. It’s only natural for them to side with you.”
“Calista, can you put the past aside for one damn night? You were hurt in a robbery and should be at the hospital. If you won’t go home, then come home with me so someone can keep an eye on you.” He wanted to blur the line that separated his life into two parts. The first part was the one with Ajay, Ava, and Calista in it, and it was filled with sound and textures. The second part was the one without, and it was silent and hollow. Even though he had Izzi during that second part, and she filled in so many spaces for him, he wanted something he could never have.
“I couldn’t bear having your mother fuss all over me.”
“You’re being ridiculous. She loves to fuss.” He hoped humor would light the way to reason.
“It hurts too much when she’s nice to me. Her kindness only spotlights what’s missing in my life.”
“Your mother.” Her mother had walked out on her family not long after Ava died. That was probably his fault too.
“No. Not my mother. You.”
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What’s the first binge-worthy book you read and why was it a must-read?
I’ve been reading since before I was six. (That was a long time ago. Ha!) I’m not sure I remember the very first book I couldn’t put down. However, I’d have to say a book I struggled to pull my head out of was Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot. I think I read that in high school the first time. King is the master at taking your hand and bringing you on the ride of your life. I went willingly into Jerusalem’s Lot, unable to turn away from the people of the town who fought against or were helpless to the evil among them. His descriptions paint a vivid picture—enough that I found myself yelling to the grave digger to get out—and every character’s voice rings loud and clear. I was right there on the streets ‘Salem’s Lot running from the thing out to get the town just like the characters were.
What makes your featured book a binge-worthy read?
Time Won’t Erase is a story filled with heart-wrenching emotion. Calista, Gage, and their families have suffered for many years because of a senseless murder. Calista has returned home and hard as she tries, she can’t fight the love she feels for Gage. Only loving him is a betrayal to her deceased sister. And then when that isn’t enough, a string of robberies hit their small-town that Calista and Gage attempt to solve together. So, maybe like Mr. King, I ask that you let me take your hand and show you the ride of your life.
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From an early age, Stacey Wilk told tales as a way to escape. At six she wrote short stories in composition notebooks, at twelve she wrote a novel on a typewriter, in high school biology she wrote rock star romances in her binder instead of paying attention.
But it wasn’t until many years later, inspired by her children and a looming birthday, that she finally took her story-telling seriously. And published her first novel in 2013. Since then, she’s gone on to publish sixteen more so women everywhere could fall in love and find an escape of their own.
She isn’t done telling stories. Not by a long shot. If you want to read her emotional and honest books about family, romance, and second chances, visit her at www.staceywilk.com
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