Faithful is the 3rd installment in the Wanted series where we get Josh and Heather's Story. Faithful is not a standalone read so if you haven't read Wanted or Saved then you need to read them first!
Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend.
Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart, and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?
Arianna and Jefferson’s love is true but will it be enough?
Ari who comes from a loving home with a family who has had more than their share of difficulties, is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than one person can handle.
Jeff’s dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only women who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he’s running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be by taking on his responsibilities. He’s completely bewitched by the passionate and ever outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his.
Despite all the odds stacked against them can their relationship be…..SAVED?
No matter how faithful love can be…it takes only one moment to change it all.
After Heather Lambert’s parents died in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes.
Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he’s been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again.
When he finally wins her love, Josh and Heather start planning their future together…until Heather receives one bit of news she never wanted to hear again.
There has been a car accident.
Josh wakes up with no memory of Heather, and his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, is his nurse. Heather must decide if she’ll risk being hurt again and fight for the one man she loves with all her heart.
Will Josh remember Heather when she needs him the most? Or will Victoria take advantage of this opportunity, pushing Heather away from Josh for good?
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As soon as we pulled up and parked, Ari jumped out of the truck and ran over to Ellie. I knew she had been dying to talk to her. Gunner smiled and gave me another wink.
Bastard. Thinks he’s all romantic and shit. I can be just as romantic as his ass. “Keep on smiling, dude. I’ve got my game on tonight,” I said as I slapped his back.
Gunner started laughing. “Yeah, okay…if you think you’ve got what it takes to outromance me, dude, bring it.”
“Oh, I will. I am! You wait and see.”
I turned around to see Heather with a big-ass smile on her face as Ari and Ellie attacked her. They each grabbed her arm and started heading into the dance hall. I watched as they walked by. They were talking so damn fast that my head was spinning from just trying to figure out what they were saying.
Gunner turned to me, and he looked just as confused. I shrugged my shoulders and glanced back to see Josh walking up with the biggest damn smile I’d ever seen on his face.
I stuck out my hand to shake his. “Congratulations, Daddy!”
Josh laughed. “Twins! Can you fucking believe it? Twins.”
Gunner started laughing as he slapped Josh on the back. “Let’s buy you twin beers.”
When we walked in, I saw Scott right away. “Ah hell. What’s Scott doing here?”
Gunner shook his head. “Dude, he’s not after Ari. He never was. He just likes fucking with you.”
“How do you know that?”
Gunner looked over toward Scott and then back at me. “Look at who he’s watching like a hawk. He can’t keep his eyes off her.”
Josh and I both noticed at the same time, and then we both asked, “Jessie?”
“Yep. He stopped by the other night, and we had a few beers. He opened up and said he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since the night he drove her home after they dropped off my drunk ass.”
“Really? Jessie, huh?” I said with a smile on my face.
“Dude, Ari is so head over heels in love with you. You ain’t got nothing to worry about,” Josh said with a chuckle and started toward the bar.
After about four beers, I was feeling pretty good. Ari was having fun, and Ellie was so damn happy that my heart was overflowing.
That was when I saw the bastard talking to the DJ. What in the hell is his romantic ass up to? “Ah hell…what’s he doing, Josh?”
Josh looked over toward Gunner and shrugged his shoulders. “Don’t know.”
Gunner started to walk back toward us, but he was focusing only on Ellie.
“Holy hell, Ellie. That boy is looking at you with nothing but love in his eyes,” Amanda said.
I glanced over at Brad and Amanda. She was sitting on his lap, and his hands were on her belly. I smiled, thinking about how far they had both come in the last few weeks.
Then, Kenny Chesney’s “Because of Your Love” started to play. Gunner walked up and reached for Ellie’s hand. “Dance with me?”
Ellie smiled and stood up as he kissed the back of her hand. As they were heading out to the dance floor, Gunner turned around and winked at me.
I watched while they were dancing, and Ellie buried her face into his chest. I had to hand it to him. He made my sister happy. I grinned just a bit at the thought of my best friend and sister being so in love with each other.
“He loves her so much,” Ari said from behind me. She put her arms around me and kissed my cheek.
“I know he does.”
“He’s so sweet with the way he’s always sweeping her off her feet.”
She moved around and sat down next to me, facing Amanda and Heather.
“Did Ellie tell you how he packed up everything the other day and took her and Alex to the river for a picnic?” Heather asked.
The other two sighed.
I looked over at Josh, and he just smiled and shrugged his shoulders. Then, I glanced toward Brad.
“Don’t even try, dude. He’s got us all beat,” Brad said.
Fuck this shit. I stood up and walked over to the DJ. I can be just as romantic as Gunner.
I asked the DJ to play a certain song, and he gave me a thumbs-up. When I went back to our table, I noticed Brad and Josh laughing at me.
Ari tilted her head at me and smiled. Gunner and Ellie were standing there, talking to Heather, when I sat down.
Leaning down, Gunner whispered in my ear, “Hope you picked a good song.”
I snapped my head around to him. He started laughing, and I was just about to curse his ass out when “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church started.
I jumped up and pulled Ari to me. “I love you, Ari.” I kissed her with as much passion as I could. When I moved away, I picked her up and carried her out to the dance floor. After I slowly let her down, I kissed her again. “This song is for you, baby.”
I saw the tears building in her eyes. She grabbed the back of my neck and brought me in for another kiss. Her low moan moved through my body like water.
She pulled away from my lips and looked up at me. “I love you so much. You have no idea how much I love you.”
Kelly Elliott has out done her self again. For the third time I picked up one of her books and didn't put it down till it was done ! I Loved the continuation of everyone's story how everyone is intertwined but seeing it thru Heather and Josh this time. I can tell you one thing There are a few women in this book who I would love to take all my frustrations out on!( but since I try to keep spoilers to a minimum I wont mention names) Book 2 leaves off with Heather and Josh working thru their own relationship issues and trying to let love in and then tragedy strikes again in Heather's life she has already lost her parents in a car accident and now she finds out the love of her life has been in a horrible accident. To make matters worse a girl from Josh's past happens to be a nurse where he is in a coma and wakes up not knowing who Heather is. I loved how Heather grew in this book at the end of book 2 I really wanted to hit her and knock some sense into her but by book 3 after some soul searching she becomes a fighter and it was on and I loved it !! I refuse to give away any spoilers. But everyone stories continue on and is so intertwined in with one another so even if you arn't big on Heather and Josh and where their life is headed and what crazy turns it takes you still get your fill of Gunner and Ellie and Jeff and Ari and you learn more about other important friends and family and their story that is starting to play out with the whole crew. I do have to say I LOVE Josh's mom she had me cracking up thru the whole book ! I cant wait for more from Kelly I am so glad I listened to Book Bitch Ashleigh and read Wanted and Saved and when Faithful came out and I opened it up it was like I was home I love being able to read a series and when the next book comes out I don't have to reread the previous book to be able to get in to the new one I picked up Faithful and it was as if I never left the Ranch and all the crew.
Book Bitch Stephenie
“Please Remember Me” by Tim McGraw—Heather and Elizabeth talk about Josh not remembering, and Heather says she’ll always love him.
“Everything” by Lifehouse—Josh and Heather are in the hospital when he tells her he is scared and wants to start off slow.
“Only You’re the One” by Lifehouse—In the hospital, Heather tells Josh how she feels about him.
“Boys ‘Round Here” by Blake Shelton—Jeff, Josh, Gunner, and Matt are fishing.
“Last First Kiss” by Ron Pope—Josh kisses Heather and (again) realizes he loves her.
“Hanging by A Moment” by Lifehouse—Josh tells Heather that he loves her and calls her princess.
“You and Me” by Lifehouse—Josh and Heather dance at his birthday party.
“Don’t Happen Twice” by Kenny Chesney—Gunner sees Josh and Heather dancing at Luckenbach dance hall.
“Give It Up to Me” by Shakira—Heather, Ari, and Ellie dance at Luckenbach dance hall.
“Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez—Heather dances with a turned-on Josh.
“If All Goes Right” by Matt Kimbrow—Girls are all dancing at Luckenbach dance hall.
“Bobblehead” by Christina Aguilera—Ari lays into Victoria before punching her.
“Save Me from Myself” by Christina Aguilera—Ellie realizes how silly she is behaving for being jealous for no reason.
“One of Those Nights” by Tim McGraw—Josh walks around Heather’s bedroom before they make love.
“Storm” by Lifehouse—Josh and Heather make love at Heather’s house.
“Stronger Than Ever” by Christina Aguilera—Amanda is sitting in her car after Brad tells his parents he is leaving with Amanda.
“I Still Believe in You” by Vince Gill—Brad’s dedicates this song to Amanda when she reads the letter he wrote her.
“I Need You” by LeAnn Rimes—Josh is on his way to find Heather after he gets his memory back.
“Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran—Josh and Heather are at the gazebo when Heather finds out he has his memory back. She tells him she is pregnant.
“Everything to Me” by Brad Paisley—Josh asks Heather to marry him.
“Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift—Ellie’s mom shows up at Gunner and Ellie’s house.
“Because of Your Love” by Kenny Chesney—Gunner tries to swoon Ellie during the romance contest with Jeff, Josh, and Brad.
“Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church—Jeff tries to swoon Ari during the romance contest.
“Never Stop” by SafetySuit—Brad tries to swoon Amanda during the romance contest.
“Your Everything” by Keith Urban—Josh swoons Heather during the romance contest.
“Dance Again” by Jennifer Lopez—Victoria and Rebecca are dancing.
“To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks—Scott dances with Jessie at Luckenback dance hall.
“Why Don’t You Love Me” by Hot Chelle Rae—Jessie leaves Scott’s house after they run into Chelsea inside Scott’s house. Scott accidentally calls Jessie “Chels.”
“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts—Josh and Heather dance before they leave for their wedding at the coast.
“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill—Greg (Josh’s father) dances with Heather for the father/daughter dance at the wedding.
“When You Walked into My Life” by Lila McCann—Josh and Heather’s wedding song.
“All You Ever” by Hunter Hayes—Scott asks Jessie to dance at the reception.
“New Favorite Memory” by Brad Paisley—Josh and Heather on their wedding night.
“Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert—Jessie walks into the Wild Coyote bar and sees Scott.
“A Little More Country” by Easton Corbin—Jessie dances with her high school friend at the Wild Coyote.
“Do You Remember” by Blake Shelton—Scott dances with Jessie and asks for her to forgive him.
“The One” by Skillet—Jessie and Scott make love for the first time.
“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake—Josh and Heather tell each other they will love each other and be faithful forever. Eeeppp! This song is SO Josh and Heather’s song! *swoon*
“If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask” by Shania Twain—Jeff and Ari dance at the girls’ twenty-first birthday party.
“Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls—Everyone is dancing at the girls’ twenty-first birthday party.