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Compass by Jeanne McDonald is a New Adult Romance about first love and second chances.
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As teenagers, time is infinite and love is made of fairy tales and caramel corn. For Alexis York and Ryan Fisher, their friendship was the cornerstone of who they were. In the wake of a family tragedy, that friendship was torn apart by time and distance. Unrequited love was never reciprocated, and two lives that were once intertwined, now moved on different trajectories.
Fifteen years later, these two friends are given a second chance to correct the mistakes of the past. With one flight, a new home, and a little help from a tiny red compass, Alexis and Ryan are reunited, setting them back on the same course. Together, they find themselves on a journey of rediscovery, friendship, hope, and love.
Yet, when the harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart for good, will Alexis and Ryan lose all hope of a happily ever after? Or will the childhood promises of forever lead these two hearts through impossible odds and back into each other's arms?
"You're my compass. My one true north."
Ryan cupped his hands around his mouth, muffling his voice to sound like he was on a radio. “Pssh, Pilot to co-pilot. Come in, co-pilot.”
Alexis laughed, imitating his actions. “Pssh. Co-pilot here.”
“Our flight pattern is set. Are we ready to embark on our new adventure?”
Alexis looked over at him and smiled. His eyes bright with excitement and humor. “Oh, no, captain. There’s something wrong with my readings. We’re going to crash and burn.” She whistled loudly, dropping her hands from her mouth, then made a massive explosion sound while her extending her fingers wide.
Ryan dropped his hands, suddenly very serious. “No, we’re not. We’re going to have everything we’ve ever dreamed of and more. Just you wait and see.”
She breathed deep through her nose. “I’m glad you think so.”
Ryan shook the box of Cracker Jack at Alexis. She opened her hand to which he poured the remainder of the box in her palm. Along with the popcorn, the red and white package that held the toy tumbled into her hand. He extracted the package from the sticky popcorn mix. Alexis poured the handful of caramel corn and peanuts into her mouth. Ryan watched as she chewed the last bite. Once she had swallowed, he ripped open the package and pulled out a tiny red object. It was small and circular. Alexis assumed it was a game of some sort.
“I know so,” he proclaimed.
Ryan turned to Alexis and studied her for an impregnated moment. The way he looked at her left Alexis feeling warm all over. She tried to remind herself that he’d rejected her only moments earlier, but that didn’t matter. This tall, skinny boy, strange and yet wonderful, captured her heart and held on tight.
“Lex, promise me that we won’t lose touch. Promise me that you won’t forget about me.”
Alexis reached for his hand, ignoring the tingle in her body as their skin touched. “Of course, I promise. How could I ever forget you? You’re my best friend in the whole world.”
Ryan smiled and turned her hand over in his placing the red toy in her palm. “It’s a compass. Keep it with you always. In those moments when you feel lost, alone, or confused, pull it out and let yourself remember. Let this compass lead you back home. Let it lead you back to me. Forever and always, okay?”