I cried, praying for him to finish. I closed my eyes and tried to envision myself somewhere else… somewhere where I was happy. I thought of my family all piled around our tree on Christmas morning. I thought of singing with my band. I thought of Clare and I baking cookies and watching movies together. But after just a few seconds of pretending, Mike would hit me or thrust deeper and I would be back in reality. I was being raped. I was all alone. I was the damsel in distress. And there was no one there to save me.Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When her significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless- and with an eating disorder- she turns to partying to cope. This only makes matters worse because at a party she is raped, which leaves her psyche at an all-time low. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to find herself. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.
hails from the smallest state in the union with the biggest heart. She started
off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode
Island. She is a double major in both Psychology and Human Development and
Family Studies. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping
others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples
counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing,
eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which
is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance.
When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her
prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.