What Could’ve Been (The Loose End Book 4) by Tesa Erven

11 Aug

In What Could’ve Been (The Loose End Book 4), the fourth installment of The Loose End series, readers revisit Renee and Bradsen’s complex relationship. Will Bradsen be left holding the short end of the stick as Renee struggles with the idea of surrendering to love?  Desperation drives Renee to seek a professional ear, but has she waited too late to reclaim Bradsen’s heart? Will she be able to overcome her feelings of doubt before a mystery woman helps Bradsen reconnect with his past, or will she become one of the loose ends?


Excerpt: What Could’ve Been (The Loose End Book 4)


Renee hadn’t been on Bradsen’s luxury yacht since he’d broken the news to her about Kayron still being alive. An uneasy feeling came over her as they stood on the sun deck of the yacht. This was all so déjà vu for her.

“Bradsen, what are we doing here?”

“I brought you here so we could talk. Plus, I also have something for you,” Bradsen said, handing her an envelope.

Renee’s mind flashed back to the last time Bradsen said he had something for her on this deck. It wasn’t good news. She took a deep breath, not wanting to relive the old memories. What could it be this time? she thought. She hesitated to take the envelope from him, but Bradsen urged her on. She pulled out the contents and read them silently.

Renee raised her hand to her mouth and her eyes widened in surprise. “Are you serious? Really? You really want to do this?”

“Yes.” He pulled her hand down and held it. “I love you, Renee. I think it’s about time for us to take the next step in our relationship.”

She continued to stare at the papers in disbelief until Bradsen got down on bended knee and asked, “Renee Lawson, will you go away with me?”

“Bradsen Myers, you are too funny. Of course, I’ll go to Italy with you.”

He stood to kiss her, leaving little doubt of his serious intent. “One day I’ll be back down on my knee. But only when you’re really ready.”

“Okay, when do we leave?” Renee asked, trying hard to be still and contain her excitement. She had never been to Italy before.

“How about now? We’ll dock at the nearest port and leave from there.”

“Now?” Looking confused by his response, she began to ramble. “But what about our clothes…our families…my business…your clients…?”

“Relax, baby. Everything has been taken care of,” he said as they set sail, leaving Renee to her thoughts.

( Continued… )

© 2017 All rights reserved. Book excerpt reprinted by permission of the author, Tesa Erven. Do not reproduce, copy or use without the author’s written permission. This excerpt is used for promotional purposes only.


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About the Author
Tesa Erven rocks the pen when it comes to writing contemporary romance fiction. Bursting onto the publishing scene in 2015, she has already captured a large reading audience with her four-book “The Loose End” series. Tesa’s hectic life as a wife and mother of two children, while holding down a full-time job, is the steam that pushes her to create a private world of her own. This realm of unique, real and dramatic love stories is filled with suspense and riddled with plot twists. Escape into the world of this New Jersey romantic that will keep you intrigued and pondering what the next page will bring. You can visit her website at or connect with her on Facebook at



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