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What would you do if you were told that everything you had
ever believed in and everything you had ever known, was a lie?
Elle’s life is altered forever after an unexpected phone
call and an unwelcome visitor. Trying to put her life back together, Brax’s
last words continue to echo through her mind. Why she is being followed and why
is she suddenly in danger? The fact that Brax knew about it all and still left
her alone, breaks her fragile heart all over again.
Brax will never forgive himself for leaving Elle at a time
when she needed him the most, even if he believed it was the only way to
protect her. As he makes his way back to her life, he is determined to win her
back, regain her trust and help rebuild her for the second time. His return
proves he is the same man, yet Elle sees in his eyes a haunted look she knows
all too well.
When a confession leaves Elle reeling, her entire life
unravels around her. She begins to understand that the people she trusts the
most have put her in grave danger and the people who have been protecting her
actually want to cause her harm.
Elle soon discovers that the old adage is true, you have to
become lost before you can be found.
He swings the roof door open and carries me through the threshold, turning me around so I can see what he has done. My mouth drops open, my heart rate increases, and I’m totally speechless. He may have spent the past week proving to me how much our relationship meant to him, but what I see spread out in front of me overshadows all of that ten-fold.
The three platform benches that are normally set up in a square in the center, have been moved away, their cushions set up to make a soft padded blanket the size of a king size bed on the floor, right next to a blazing outdoor fire pit that I had installed when I moved in. It was the view from the top of the building that sold the building to me, after the loveseat in my front window of course. It is simply breath taking. On a clear Spring night like tonight, it is indescribable.
Brax walks over and places me on the cushions, leaning over me and staring into my eyes before slowly lowering his body to mine and placing his lips on me. I open to him straight away and as he strokes my tongue with his I feel instantly warm. I return his kiss with zeal, eagerly matching every movement, every nip of my bottom lip, every exploration of my mouth he makes.
He breaks away just as our kiss turns from hungry to ravenous. Giving me a tell-tale smirk, showing me he knows exactly what he’s done to me. "You are a tease Mr James"
"And you, Miss Halliwell, are a minx" he replies, leaning down to give me a quick hard kiss before pushing himself back to his knees. "Now, we eat."
I sit myself up and can’t hold back my grin as I look up at him. "Yes. Food. Good idea." I’m trying to catch my breath back and push back the overwhelming urge to tackle him and make him submit to my womanly charms. "Then, we’ll get back to our discussion that you so cruelly ended prematurely."
"Nothing I do with you will ever end prematurely" he retorts.
"Good to hear. I believe it can become a problem the older a man gets." I say with a wink.
Character Biographies – Lost Series
Elle – Green eyes. Long brown hair with waves that curl down her back. 5 ft 8, long and lean with curves that go for miles. Has been purely focussed on finishing high school and graduating for the past year and has just moved across country to go to the Ivy League college that was her father’s alma mater. Has been living with Harry & Sylvia Brimstone, her godparents, since she was sixteen years old. Addicted to shopping, reality television, chocolate and coffee, especially Vanilla lattes from the campus café.
Brax – 6 ft 2, dark brown hair, ice blue eyes, strong muscular shoulders and arms, slight all over tan, based in Atlanta but working in the New York area with his best friend Shay. Joined Army at age 17 where he met Shay during basic training. Adopted by Roger and Leah James at aged 2 and has one half-brother that he hasn’t seen in eight years. Has his Mustang, called “Blue Beauty”, which he’s had for the past four years after inheriting it from his father. Loves his black wife-beaters and army boots.
Shay – Brax’s partner and best friend. Met nine years ago during basic training for the Army. They’re the yin to the other’s yang. Originally from Atlanta. Has a twin sister who he doesn’t see very often and a tattoo of a dragon chasing a heart on his bicep which he got after losing the love of his life when he was 23. Is known for his cheeky sense of humour and his love of hooker chic clothing on women.
Devon – 32 years old, dark brown/almost black hair, green eyes, 6 ft 2 inches tall. Half-brother to Brax. Lived in Georgia his whole life. Mother committed suicide while he was in prison, serving time for money laundering and assault. Loves to live life to the fullest, fast cars and loose women, preferably at the same time. Hasn’t seen Brax in eight years but Brax is the closest thing left to family he has left that he still associates with. Known for his love of curse words and not liking mornings.
Having always loved reading, and having been befriended and inspired by some awesome self published authors and book lovers alike, I decided to start writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. It was a conscious decision that started with a song, then the prologue and then catapulted from there. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn't music playing, something is wrong. Out and Proud Vampire Diaries fan as well.
I'm also a wife, mother, full-time university student and I do contract work for myself from home.