Title: Undeniably Chosen (Significance #5)
Author: Shelly Crane
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Publication Date: Fall 2014
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect fairy tale, the
perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. Her family
is love, life, and happiness. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be
and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that’s missing from
her life is the one thing she’s waited for every day, the one thing her kind
knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost
has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They’re the only family he knows,
but he also knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they
lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can
barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his
real mother and all he knows is what he’s told. He doesn’t know what to trust.
He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best
interest at heart, but isn’t so sure of that anymore when he finally after a
lifetime of waiting for her—meets his soul mate, and the Watson’s first act is
to try to take her away from him.
Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the
lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever. They’ll have to love without
judgment or reservation, they’ll have to be wise and accepting beyond their
years, they’ll have to forgive for things before they’ve even happened, they’ll
have to trust without seeing, have faith without knowing, and they’ll have to
light their own way in the dark when everyone else is blind to show them the
way. And more than anything else…
have to fight like hell to keep each other.
don’t know if I can even sleep tonight,” I muttered and rubbed at my arms. They
were restless. “I can already feel myself twitching.”
“Tomorrow…” Dad began, but stopped. He
sighed forcefully and tightened his fists. “I’ll go find him and make him come
here if he doesn’t come on his own.”
“Dad, you didn’t see him. He was…” I bit
into my lip hard. Just talking about him was making me ache all over. I closed
my eyes and tried to breathe.
I heard Mom say, “Baby, I think we need to
stop talking about this. It’s just making things worse for her.”
“I know, but…maybe I should go over there.
Maybe I should try to find him and—you know what? No.” I looked up to find him
looking down at me. “I’m not going to do that. It has to be his choice until
it’s not. I’ll give him until tomorrow to be the good guy. If he doesn’t, then
I’ll go get him and make him. I can tell by looking at you that you want to
have faith in him.”
“You didn’t see him, Dad,” I reiterated. “He
wanted this. He was worried about me. He’ll come. He’ll find me.” I hoped. “If
what you said is true, then he didn’t choose any of what happened. He’s not a
“But he’s lived with them his whole life,”
Mom reasoned. “We have no idea the things they’ve done to him, the things
they’ve made him do. We have to be cautious. You have to cautious.” She
went into the kitchen and I heard a pill bottle shake before she came back.
“Here. Take these. They’ll help you sleep tonight. They were Grans,” she said
I ached as the pills went down. I heard
Rodney coming in the back door loudly. Dad went right to him and put his hand
on his chest to stop him. They whispered back and forth and Rodney looked at me
over Dad’s shoulder. Dad wasn’t going to be able to stop him. He didn’t know
that, but I did.
“Come on, Dad,” Rodney said gruffly and
looked at him right in his face. “Move.”
He pushed his Champion gently in the
shoulder and I watched Dad’s stunned face as he watched Rodney come and
sweep we up in his big brotherly arms on the couch. He said low in my ear, but
I knew that they still could hear, “Tell me who I have to hurt. Who is this guy
and why isn’t he here with you right now?”
I looked at Dad and he looked so amused and
bemused all at once. He waved me on and leaned his hip against the counter,
pulling Mom into the ‘v’ of his legs so he could wrap his arms around her from
behind. I heard her so sigh loud and hated that I was causing them so much
“Seth,” I explained. “Seth Watson,” I said
with as much gumption as I could muster.
His eyes rounded. I told him everything and
he tightened his arms on me as he listened.
“Okay,” he said and kicked his shoes off the
end of the couch. Mom was two seconds from scolding him when he asked, “So
where is he? He should be here.”
usually worked, there was a knock on the front door. An insistent knock. Dad
shot me a look before taking a loaded breath. I started to shake and stood from
the couch quickly. It was him; I knew it like I knew my own name.
“Ava, wait,” he told me.
“You, sit,” he said in his Champion voice.
“I’ll answer and let him in. What if the Watsons were planning something and
knew you’d run to the door to answer it thinking it was him? We know nothing
about him yet. Until we do, we go at this with caution.” I sighed. I hated that
I had to look at my significant with anything but reverence, but Daddy was
right. I mean, I was the one that had run right out of the coffee shop this
afternoon. “I mean it, baby girl,” he said softly.
Rodney turned me to look at him and held my
upper arms in his hands. “If he hurts you, I can’t be held account for what I
“I love you, you know that?” I replied and
kissed his cheek. I tried to smile, but think I failed epically when he put one
arm around my shoulders and tugged me close, as if to shield me from whatever
or whoever was coming.
Dad had to know I was anxious—he didn’t make
me wait. He went to the door quickly. I could hear them in the other room with
deep, urgent tones. My significant.
And then there he was.
Significance (A Significance Novel Book 1)
About the Author:
Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in scorching North Florida. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, sight-see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read. Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, when her best ideas are born.