There is a turning point in everyone’s life. Luca Savage knew his was the day his dad and brother were gunned down.
Nobody could live in North America and not hear about a mass shooting, whether it was in a school, a bar, or a shopping mall. It was sad, but Luca had been like most of society—desensitized. He always felt horrible for the victims and donated to their families, but once the initial shock settled and the money was sent, he moved on to the next headlining tragedy. That was before Ground Zero was Luca’s own family.
Tragedy has a way of changing people. When someone you love dies before their time, it torments those left behind. Part of Luca’s torment is that he can’t find beauty in the world anymore. That is, until he meets Brooklyn, a woman with no words who teaches him beauty is there, you just have to see it through the right eyes.
Brooklyn is stunning. To look at her, you would think she has the world on a string. If she wasn’t mute, she would tell you things aren’t always as they appear.
Sins, hers or not, and disillusionment have been her constant companions for most of her life. She can’t change people’s perceptions of her, but she can keep them at arm’s length to validate herself and the family she loves.
Can these two lost souls find peace in each other’s arms? Can the lascivious be overlooked to teach the most meaningful lessons in life? Luca and Brooklyn have to learn together that the people you meet on the journey are as important as the ones you end up with at the destination.
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Luca & Brooklyn's Playlist
Everybody Hurts by REM Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Landslide by Dixie Chicks With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
Bring Me To Life by Evanescence I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Lean On Me by Bill Withers. Stand By You by Rachel Platten
See You Again by Wiz Kalifa (Charlie Puth) Boy by Lee Brice
Perfect by Ed Sheeran Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson
One Day You Will by Lady Antebellum Most People Are Good by Luke Bryan
Break On Me by Keith Urban Hurt by Christina Aguilera
Your Arms Feel Like Home by 3 Doors Down Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Distance and Time by Alicia Keys Let's Stay Home Tonight by NEEDTOBREATHE
DNA Doesn't Decide by Eli Savage
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Brooklyn's Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packaged golden brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Reese's Pieces or mini Reese's Pieces or both like Eli likes.
Heat oven to 350◦F
Beat softened butter, sugar, brown sugar peanut butter, egg and vanilla in a large bowl un til fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix gradually to butter mixture beating until well blended. Drop heaping teaspoons onto uncreased cookie sheets decorate with Reese's Pieces.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven cool to touch remove to wire rack to cool.
Makes 30 cookies