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She has a future she can't escape. He refuses to let her face it alone. 

Twenty-one. The age when adult life begins. In my case, it's the age I learned my future sucked, big time, and there was nothing I could do about it. Every minute of every day I face the fact my life is only going to get worse. Why? Because I have early-onset Parkinson's disease. I'm not going to let it get me down, but I also can't let anyone close. That's not fair to them, or to me. Trust me. So that means my heart and my soul are off-limits. 

But then I traveled to Australia on a college scholarship program and life royally screwed me over. Again. 

Raphael Jones is an arrogant Australian celebrity, the hottest guy on campus and a pain in my ass. Worst of all, he makes me ache for a life I'll never be able to have. Especially when he takes me in his arms and does wicked things to my body. 

How do I have a hope of surviving ten weeks in Australia when it's not just the paparazzi who have me in their sights, but Raph as well? Because Raphael Jones is a man who always gets what he wants. And no matter what I say or do, he refuses to accept what I so painfully know: a life and future with me is no life at all.

"One of the BEST New Adult Coming of Age romance books I've read…funny, heartwarming and sexy"~ Five Stars, Slick Reads

***The Always series is a 3-book series about love, life, laughter and hope. Originally released under the pen-name Cherie M Hudson, the Always series is Lexxie Couper unlike you've read before.***

January 16
Lexxie Couper
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

7mamafoofoo3 ,

Sweet and interesting

Maci travels to Australia to finish her thesis on koala bears and global warming. She and her mom have Parkinson’s Disease. Raphael’ sister married a crown prince and now he has the press hounding him and girls going crazy over him. Maci and his first contact in the men’s restroom at the airport sets them on the sweet, interesting and exciting journey they take as they wade through the ups and downs and ins and outs of their unconventional relationship. Good read

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arudedg ,


I absolutely loved this story. The storyline was so interesting that it completely captivated me and was so intriguing that I couldn’t stop reading it until I finished with the very last word. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an amazing book. Enjoy happy reading 📚
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Qab854 ,


A well written storyline that will have you feeling so many emotions from laughing one minute to crying the next. The characters are amazing and have sizzling hot chemistry. Maci has Parkinson's disease but meditates, has good meds and does tai chi to control it. She won a scholarship to a college in Sydney, Australia. Her dad was killed by a drunk driver while he was jogging with their dog. Her mom suffers from Parkinson's disease and has had it for many many years. Raphael is sexy, does not trust easily, and has been through a lot. His sister met her prince and the royal family has certain expectations for Raph.

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