Title: Waiting for Wyatt
Author: SD Hendrickson
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: January 12, 2016
“The dogs that deserved a chance, the guy who needed a second, and the girl determined to save him.”
My name is Emma Sawyer.
I met Charlie and Wyatt on the same sultry, summer day. It was unexpected, leaving a feeling in the pit of my stomach like the time I drove too fast over Beckett Hill. The moment happened out of nowhere, all fast and quick and a little strange. Or maybe that was just Wyatt’s personality.
It was Charlie that brought us together. Little Charlie with those ridiculous ears. I found the dog, waiting in a pool of his own blood. Waiting for someone. Waiting for me.
Now Wyatt, he wasn’t waiting for anyone. At least that’s what he said, except I saw something different in the broken guy all alone out in the woods. I knew he needed me before he knew it himself.
Wyatt with his hidden dimples. Wyatt with his warnings to stay away. He was a hard lump of coal, ready to burn everything around him. The more he burned, the more it pulled me into the pain I saw etched on his troubled face.
I wanted to help Wyatt. I wanted to save him like he had saved all the Charlies in the world. He told me not to fall for him, but I did anyway. I fell hard and fast and deeply in love with Wyatt Caulfield.
But that was before I knew his secret.
Author Note: Waiting for Wyatt is the love story of Wyatt Caulfield and Emma Sawyer, which also features rescue animals. It’s a 112,000 word standalone, Contemporary Romance / New Adult Novel.
Let it be known, Waiting for Wyatt will break your heart. Written with such amazing precision and delicacy, SD Hendrickson delivers battered and broken like no other. In a story about two people’s lives colliding in the most unconventional way, Waiting for Wyatt will seep into your veins and hold your heart in a vice. As pain, tragedy, hope and light filter onto these pages, the connection, the passion, the desperate need between these two characters is heartbreakingly, raw and undisguised.
Emma Sawyer is of pure heart, her intuition, her unselfishness, her empathy and her love, makes her character impressive and unforgettable. With the story starting out in a desperate effort to help the less fortunate, readers immediately gauge the person Emma is. Seeking refuge for an endangered dog Emma meets Wyatt.
Lonely, broken and tragically saturated in sorrow, Wyatt is shrouded in mystery and anguish. Determined to be alone and wallow in despair, punishment and self-loathing is breeding in his soul. With dogs as his only companions, Emma surprises him when she comes barreling into his life. Bursting with light and grace, Wyatt is determined to barricade his heart. Away from life, away from Emma.
As these two souls merge together in an explosion of light and darkness, fitting together like ying and yang, Emma shows off her untainted view of the world, whilst Wyatt basks in warmth and adoration he didn’t know he was seeking. Swirling in secrets and tragedy, Waiting for Wyatt is deep, moving and unique. In a love story that completely captivates your emotions, Emma and Wyatt take readers on a journey of unconditional love, the healing power of love and the excruciating uncertainty, that is so very often experienced along the way.
SD Hendrickson’s words are exquisite.
Hendrickson has written these characters and their emotions with such detail, that you cannot help but be immersed and affected by the turmoil and triumph. Truly capturing every heartbeat, every tear and every smile, Hendrickson has written an incredible, hauntingly beautiful, execution of truth, redemption and love. With a love so obvious and so transparent, there is no doubt that, Waiting for Wyatt will touch your heart and sear your soul.
“She’d touched me with her eyes and not her hands. She’d held on to my body ten feet away, boring into my soul ripping me apart. And I craved it.”
SD Hendrickson received a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University. She lives in Tulsa with her husband and two schnauzers. Currently, her days are spent teaching computer software to oil and gas companies. The Mason List was her first novel and it was nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Debut Author 2015.