I’ll Be True

A story about a woman who refused to believe that she could win in love. And about a man who almost gave up on her…

On the night of Elaina Corey’s high school prom, a betrayal by her best friend had rendered her permanently mistrustful about friendship and love. Thankfully, the said best friend had skipped town immediately after and left her to wallow in her misgivings and misery among fortunate distractions in the form of a close-knit family and a demanding family ranch. Now, after five years, the best friend is back and she has a handsome and talented man in tow whose relationship to the best friend is highly suspect. Of course, Elaina wants not his friendship nor his love simply because she does not believe in their durability beyond blood ties – and especially, not when it means she has to compete with the dreaded best friend. The problem is, Elaina can’t seem to help herself…

Matthew Halls had only two motives when he agreed to accompany his friend (and former lover) to her hometown, Lainie’s Creek, Texas, on her return after a five years’ absence: provide her with the moral support that she needed and add a photo series on country life to his portfolio for his upcoming exhibition in New York City. But that didn’t mean that he could not have a third motive – getting to know Elaina Corey, his favorite cowgirl. Unfortunately, his third motive was quickly replacing his first and Elaina was proving to be ever-evasive and her heart impenetrable…


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Final Chapter

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  1. #1 by lupa08 on March 18, 2012 - 10:16 pm

    Dear Ella,

    I have noticed your constant support and would like to thank you for it. Truly, it is very gratifying to know that my work is appreciated. Please feel free to leave a comment some day. I would like your inputs to know how I may improve.
    I visited your site and found the book “Mary Pirate” interesting. Is it available in English (there was only so much that Google could translate for me to understand!)

    Once again, thank you!

  1. WRITING CHRONICLES #02: Strange Feelings | The Romantic Quill
  2. Lakeside Rendezvous | The Romantic Quill
  3. Harangued (02 min read) | The Romantic Quill
  4. WRITING CHRONICLES #10: Tellin’ It Like A Texan | The Romantic Quill
  5. WRITING CHRONICLES #11: Character Independence | The Romantic Quill
  6. An Absence of Passion | The Romantic Quill
  7. WRITING CHRONICLE #17: Nine Ways to Punish Your Protagonist | The Romantic Quill

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: