Starting over was never easy for anyone. I’d heard the stories over and over.
But after the hell my ex-husband had put me through over the last year, over the last twenty years…well, I was ready to move on, repair what was left of my shattered heart and find someone to share my life with—someone who would put me first.
I deserved it. I’d done my time being in her shadow, being a cheap understudy, always second. For. All. Those. Years.
Our move to San Diego provided a fresh start, a new place away from all the hurt and memories. Life as a single mom to three teenagers had its’ challenges, but we were adjusting and my kids were doing well.
It was time to focus on my happiness, for once. I had a huge capacity to love and I wanted to share my love with a man that respected it, accepted it and gave it in return.
It was just a matter of time before he found me and showed me what true, honest love was all about.
**FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! 18+ This book contains subject matters that may not be suitable for all audiences. Limited domestic abuse and mild violence.
I was a fool…
– for letting Lori Ann convince me that we were wrong for each other.
– for watching her walk away from me fifteen years ago and not stopping her. – for not realizing she was in trouble.
– for thinking her nightmare, our nightmare was over. I was a fool for letting my guard down.
And now, I’d do just about anything to keep her safe, including the most reckless, foolish thing a man — a cop, in fact — could do.
Jason saved me, only to nearly lose me forever.
We’d been fools to think Antonio wouldn’t come after me. I was still his wife, after all. He’d hurt me, broken my arm and left me in pieces, but he wasn’t finished. He’d fooled me for years, made me believe he was a great man. Now that I knew the truth, I was going to fight like hell to save myself and Jason, to save the love we’d finally confessed.
I prayed that what I was about to do would be enough. I was done being someone’s fool.
*WARNING: Although this is a love story, this book contains violence, explicit sexual situations and stories of abuse against women. If you are sensitive to these issues, this may not be the book for you. BE ADVISED.*
Everyone thought they were so smart. I wasn’t doing all the love and marriage thing. I was happy with my life. And tired of my brothers, my sister and my parents hinting at me falling in love and settling down. Really?
Hell, no. I realized I was the talk of the hospital. Everyone speculated how many nurses I’d slept with, but I didn’t care. There weren’t that many. In reality, I only enjoyed the company of a few. The others knew what it was…one night, nothing else. I wasn’t settling down any time soon—or ever.
There were only a few things I really cared about…my parents, my sister and brothers, and my job. That was it. I was a damn good doctor. Good sibling? Well,
maybe not so much. But they loved me regardless. I was comfortable. I was happy. Life was good.
Until one day, one event changed my whole life. The dam of emotions that opened in me were unbelievably painful and overwhelmingly raw. And I hated it. Hated every fucking bit of it. And the helplessness I felt, nearly destroyed me—and her.
I’m a wife, a mom of three, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a teacher.
Now, I can add writer to my list! I’ve always wanted to write and finally found in- spiration and support to do it.
I live near Austin, Texas with my family and love to read and travel. Put me on a beach with a good book and the world just disappears around me.
Paradise Taken was my first novel and is a highly emotional book based on true events. Its sequel (Saving Us) was released February 2014.
Loving Her, an Amazon Best Seller, was my second book and very close to my heart.
I love that you are willing to take a chance on a new writer and promise to keep striving to put out great books! Be sure to check out my newest releases, including the London Brothers Series, Honest Love, Life of a Fool and Without Peace.
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