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***Inspired by true events***

Judy Garland said it best, ‘For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.’

If you asked her why she loved him, she would only be able to tell you it was because he was who he was and well, she was who she was.

Plain and simple.

All her life Lennox Ward felt incomplete. That her heart was always searching for that one special thing; that special someone she had yet to find.

Then Caleb Kingston came strolling back into her life unexpectedly, and little did she know her world was about to come crashing down around her; forever shattering it.

Is love enough to conquer all?

Will she be able to lead them out of hell and off their path of self destruction?

Or will Caleb take it all?

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*

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“Hey guys, do you know where Caleb is?” she asked, looking between the two of them. They shot each other a look that she found unsettling but pushed it aside. “Do you?”
“Amb,” Alex cut her off with a sharp tone and stony eyes.
Amber looked from Lennox to Alex, then gave him a remorseful look before turning her attention back to Lennox, saying, “A few of his and Ty’s buddies showed up, so they’re all in Caleb’s room. I’m sorry Lennox.”
She looked back at her then Alex who was avoiding eye contact all the while shaking his head unimpressed, “Sorry for what?” she asked, confused having no idea what was going on.
“Caleb’s a great guy, and you seem like a great girl who makes him happy but he’s...” Amber trailed off, unable to say the words.
Lennox backed away from the table looking at the two, her face twisted; having a feeling she knew what they were trying to tell her. She turned on her heels and headed for Caleb’s room. She thought she had it figured out, all the weird moments with him over the last couple weeks; the short calls, the way he would act so distant one day then so close the next, the gifts, all of it was out of guilt. Guilt from cheating on her, it was the only thing that made sense; what else could there be.
As she walked down the hall and past the bathroom, she came to Caleb’s bedroom door that was closed. She knew it was never closed, unless they were in there during one of their hot and heavy make out sessions. Standing in front of the door, her heart began to pound in her chest and it was all she could hear rushing through her ears. Her whole body began to shake as images of him with another girl flashed through her mind. She didn’t know what she was going to do after catching him but she was unable to think that far ahead when her hand gripped the handle and turned; slowly pushing open the door.

The Playlist.

Kiss the Rain – Billie Myers
Drunk Enough – Angels Fall
Everything – Buckcherry
Monster You Made – Pop Evil
With You – Emerson Drive
Cry – Cassadee Pope
Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
Try – Natasha Bedingfield
Let Her Go - Passenger
Colorblind – Counting Crows
It Goes Like – Thomas Rhett
Liar – The Cranberries
White Suburban – Skylar Grey
Linger – The Cranberries
Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade
This Years Love – David Grey
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Skyfall - Adele
Stuttering – Fefe Dobson
Religion – Skylar Grey
Falls On Me – Fuel
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift 
Titanium – Madilyn Bailey
Told You So – Cassadee Pope
Collide – Howie Day
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Wear Me Out – Skylar Grey
Cry With You – Hunter Hayes
Kiss You Inside Out - Hedley
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Falling – The Civil Wars
You – Paul Brandt
Wanted You More – Lady Antebellum
All You Ever – Hunter Hayes
Tangerine – Led Zepplin
I‟ll Be The Light – Colton Dixon
Bed of Lies – Matchbox Twenty
I Was A Fool – Tegan and Sara
For My Sake – Shinedown
Good To You – Marianas Trench
„A‟ Song - Hedley
Overjoyed – Matchbox Twenty
23 – Jimmy Eat World
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
The Way – Matchbox Twenty
All We Are - OneRepublic
Brave New World – Hedley
Wonderwall – Oasis
Wanted is Love – Phillip Phillips
Just Like a Pill – Pink
Broken - Seether
Back 2 Good – Matchbox Twenty
Everything – Lifehouse
Call Me - Shinedown
Every Lie – My Darkest Days
If I Lose Myself – OneRepublic
Bury Your Head - Saosin
So Easy – Phillip Phillips
Blurry – Puddle of Mudd
Love the Way You Lie part II – Rihanna & Eminem 
Breakdown – Seether
With Me – Sum 41
Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
Now I‟m All Messed Up – Tegan and Sara
Lie To Me (acoustic) – 12 Stones
The Kill – Thirty Seconds to Mars
Polaris – Jimmy Eat World
The Best I Ever Had – Vertical Horizon
Somebody Like You (acoustic) – Pop Evil
Bliss (I Don‟t Wanna Know) – Hinder
I Can’t Stay Away – The Veronicas

*The following songs don‟t appear in the playlist as they are songs I either listened to while writing specific scenes, play an overall part in Take it All, or belong to a character.

Take it All – Adele – I had everything I needed for this story except a title. I went crazy trying to find the perfect one that would sum up everything Caleb and Lennox would go through and as I sat at my kitchen table one day, this song happened to come on my iPod. After hearing Adele sing the opening lines, Caleb and Lennox came to life even more than they were. Their story played through my head to the entire song, sending chills over my body and tears through my eyes; I knew this was the one.

Demons – Imagine Dragons – Caleb and Lennox‟s song. There‟s a part of the song, as referenced in the beginning, that when I hear it I automatically think of Caleb and Lennox and think it fits them perfectly.

Better Than Me – Hinder – Caleb‟s song.
Fix You – Cold Play – Lennox‟s song.
Glycerine (acoustic) – Bush – This was the song playing when Caleb and Lennox made love for the first time.
I’ll Follow You – Shinedown – This song played when Lennox told Caleb no matter how far he falls, she‟s right there next to him.
Drugs Or Me – Jimmy Eat World – This song played when Lennox gave Caleb her ultimatum.
4am – Our Lady Peace – This was the band and the song that was playing during the concert when Lennox was overcome with emotion in never seeing Caleb again.
The One That Got Away – The Civil Wars – This played when Lennox finally blew up and told Caleb her feelings after the concert.
What’s Left Of Me – Nick Lachey – Lennox and Caleb‟s last night together after the concert.
We’ve Got Tonight – Phillip Phillips – Lennox and Caleb‟s last night together after the concert.
Not Enough – Our Lady Peace – This song played during the final moments of the last chapter of the book.

About the Author.

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Emma Grayson is a Canadian author who resides outside of Edmonton, Alberta with her family and six year old son. She is Amazon’s Bestselling author of Unbeautifully Loved, the first book in her Breathe Again series and Take it All, the first book in her two part series, Blinded by Love. She is currently working on Unbearable Guilt, Breathe Again book two, as well as Promise it All the conclusion to her Blinded by Love series. She is also in the prewriting stages of her new trilogy series, Saving You; a spin-off from Blinded by Love. 

When she’s not writing she enjoys time with her son, going to movies, reading, enjoying Starbucks latte’s with her girlfriends, or watching rerun episodes of Criminal Minds and Flashpoint. She’s the lover of music of all kinds, television, coffee, all things purple, Oilers hockey, Bradley Cooper, and doesn’t leave the house without her iPhone, Kobo, flip flops and a pack of gum.

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