About the Book:
Their haunted pasts could put an end to their future.
Leaving her high profile, tumultuous marriage was the hardest thing Jade Lopez had ever done. Under a cloud of scandal that became tabloid gold, she moves back to her hometown in South Florida, with their seven-year-old daughter Isabella and the memories of a love she'd thought would last forever.
The façade she’d called a life begins to crumble under her family’s questions and her strict Chinese mother I-told-you-so eyes. Jade had always fought to define who she was, but she’d never thought abuse and divorce would be part of it. Nor could she have imagined that the last night of her senior year in high school, an act of kindness down at Lullaby Lake, would now come back to destroy her.
Jade's leaving was a wake-up call for her husband Gabriel. A famous Cuban musician, living in the limelight had become his passion-until he's forced to live without his wife and child. He tries to repair their fragile relationship by moving back home to Florida and the past he'd rather leave behind. He and Jade had both continued the violent history of his childhood, but he’s ready to give his life in order to give her a better one with their daughter.
Through anger, bitterness and a fiery passion they've never been able to deny, Gabriel and Jade must fight their own demons to find a love that is strong enough to conquer everything, even a supernatural stalker, and the darkness lurking in Lullaby Lake.
Gabriel dropped his bag on the floor. “You don’t have to leave, Jade. This is still our home. We can both spend the night here.”
She shook her head. “I prefer to stay with friends.”
“Didn’t you listen to the weather report? It’s going to get real bad in about two minutes.”
She hadn’t listened to the weather report. She’d been too busy trying to get rid of all evidence of their lives together.
Even now the wind wailed loudly, and for the first time, Jade noticed how cold and dark it was. She didn’t want any of her friends driving during a severe storm to come and get her. She had no choice but to stay, although she didn’t know if spending a night with Gabriel was any less dangerous than braving a raging storm.
She walked to the guest bedroom. There was no possible way that she could even look at the bedroom in which they had shared so many passionate days and nights. Even though it had been stripped of almost everything except the bed, it was still their room.
She could feel the memories closing in on her. With unfulfilled dreams and no sense of who they were anymore, they’d torn each other to shreds then parted ways. But as they stood in the small confines of the guest bedroom, wondering why they felt more alive now than they had in weeks; the dam that Jade had kept on her emotions finally broke and she was confronted with the pain of how unhappy she’d been without him.
She sprang from the room. “I have to get out of here,” she threw over her shoulder. “I have to think.”
Gabriel grabbed her arm. His touch burned her skin. She pulled away even though her body cried for her to sink into his warmth.
“Don’t be stupid, Jade. You of all people know what these storms are like. You could die out there.” As if to drive his warning home, the wind howled, making the house and Jade tremble. Still it was not enough to stop her. She headed for the door. Her hand was on the handle when Gabriel grabbed hold of her.
“Do you think I’m such an animal that you can’t spend a night in the same house as me?” he asked angrily.
About the Author:
Garnell Wallace lives in the Bahamas, a beautiful little country in the Caribbean, a region with its own romantic ideals. Though the reality of any place is always more complex than the usual touristic jargon, it is easy to find the magic of a laid back island lifestyle when sitting on a white sand beach with her laptop and characters. She loves using the rich, exotic cultures of the many countries which comprise her little piece of paradise in her stories and venturing to new places around the world. She often writes about the shades of gray between people, creed and cultures in an effort to find the human experiences common to us all. She loves mixing passion and the paranormal, erotica with empowerment. She has been published in various paranormal and erotic anthologies including Making the Hook-up, Obsessed, and Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Vol-2 (2016) all from Cleis Press. She has one title with Blushing Books, Forever My Demon, under the name Suzette Wallace.
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