My Peace by Courtney Cole…Release Day Blitz & Review

My Peace, the continuation of Pax Tate’s story from IF YOU STAY, is live today!

Happy endings must be worked for.

Pax Tate used to be an effed up asshole, but you’d never know it now.

He’s got a sexy wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career.

Everything is perfect.

Until his past rears its ugly head.

Pax will do anything to protect his family,

even if he destroys himself in the process.


Note from Courtney:

Dear Readers,

I announced recently that I based the character of Pax Tate on my twenty-two year old son, Gunner.

Gunner is a drug addict. He’s currently in rehab, and he’s doing well, but it’s been a long roller-coaster of a journey to get here.

Pax’s personality traits are Gunner’s. Even though Gunner’s moods have been mercurial because of drugs, deep down he is strong and funny, charming and sweet. I wanted that to come through in Pax.

(Of course, when I’m writing the “sexy time” scenes, I’m definitely picturing Jensen Ackles or Alex Pettyfer in my head. 🙂

Pax’s heart is as deep as the ocean, even though sometimes, he can be an asshole. I think readers realized that in IF YOU STAY, and that book sat on the New York Times for twelve weeks back in 2013.

Readers have asked for more Pax over the years, and it is only now, that I wanted to add more to the story. It is only now that I have come to terms with the fact, based on my son’s own life, that happy endings must be worked for.

I hope you love Pax’s story.

I wrote it with the ending I want for my own son, one of hope, of happiness and of good health.

I will give anything to make that true.

From my pen to God’s ear.

I hope you enjoy the story. Thank you for reading!




My Peace is a perfect follow up to If You Stay.  And you MUST read If You Stay in order to truly understand this novella.
If You Stay hit close to home for me, so I knew immediately this novella would be the same way.  But also knowing now that Pax is based on Courtney’s son, it just makes the story all the more real and raw.
My Peace shows that an addicts struggle is never over and lasts a lifetime.  And it takes the love of everyone in their lives to help them overcome any new struggles they may face.  And even those ugly demons that sometimes try to worm their way back in.  This book had me in tears, some ugly cryng at times. For some people it won’t hit close to home but it will cause you feel everything.
I love how Courtney interwove a few different story lines into this.  But also gave you insight into addiction and how even a small situation can cause any recovering addict to possibly relapse.  Courtney tells this story from both Mila and Pax’s POV; these two face new struggles each and Courtney really proves how strong their love is.
I can’t praise Courtney enough for even writing this story, knowing how difficult it had to be.  But I love that she did and there aren’t enough “thank you’s” to show my gratitude.  It gave us readers more of Mila and Pax, something we can never get enough of.  But it also gives readers more of an insight to what and addict and their loved ones go through.  It doesn’t really get any more real, raw or more life like than this.


  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Shared on all my socials

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