My favorite scene in Rough Waters is a conversation between Reed and Haley near the end of the book. They're in a waiting room, and Reed is telling her a story that he thinks she already knows. To an extent, she does. She's just missing a few details - including one massive detail. In effort to avoid spoilers, I won't name names, but Reed gives her details about another character's life. I didn't know much about this character going into Rough Waters. I had a shell of him, and I had a few ideas about his personality, but I never knew why he was who he was. I didn't know his story. When it clicked in my head, I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to write it.
"There is no amount of alcohol to wash that away.
That’s why he breaks. That’s what makes a Hooligan cry."
Those three lines are my favorite in this entire book. That scene is the one that made me cry harder than I expected to. That moment brought so many things back around full circle for this book - for the series, even - and I hope, in future books, I have a moment that feels as intense as this one.
Because I don't want to be all gloom and doom and emotional in this post (even though I'm good at that, right?), I'm adding this teaser image for Rough Waters, which is from a much less gloomy scene in the book! Feel free to steal this image and post it on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. I appreciate any and everything you do to spread the word for me! :)