*** WINNER – 2017 International Book Awards – LGBTQ Fiction ***
*** SILVER MEDAL – 2017 eLit Book Awards – LGBTQ Fiction ***
*** FINALIST – 2017 National Indie Excellence Award – LGBTQ Fiction ***
*** DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE – 2017 Independent Press Award – LGBTQ Fiction ***
Addison Kane does not want for much. With a touch equaling that of Midas and a confidence overstepping the borders of arrogance, Addison’s ability is vast, yet her focus is narrow. Her vision tunneled by haunting memories of her youth, she is blinded to the peripheral. She doesn’t care that life is passing her by. She doesn’t notice as friends fall to the wayside, and the finery that comes from wealth holds no importance for Addison is single-minded. Her goal is the ultimate of paybacks. She needs to succeed like no other before her and prove someone wrong.
Joanna Sheppard lives a simple life because she can afford no other. At the age of seventeen, her father falls ill, and for the next eleven years, Joanna’s sole focus is providing for the only parent she has ever known. For the man she loves with all her heart, she gives up her dreams and doesn’t look back. She goes about her days with no complaints, working three jobs so she can pay off her father’s creditors, but there is no light at the end of Joanna’s tunnel...or so she thinks.
When an edict from the grave threatens all Addison holds dear, two women from two different worlds are brought together, and a deal is struck. In exchange for uttering a few words, both get what they need...but not what they bargained for.
There is a thin line, as they say, but when it is crossed, can love survive when more family secrets are revealed?
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It was hard to put down .. so I didn't!
What an awesome book. Passionate and compassion not just with the main characters but all the other people in their lives. Good friends as well as good friends as employees that look out for each other. It wasn't about staff or what their roles were in Addison's or Joanna's lives, but the staff became much more than that in growing up. It wasn't about employer to employee but about family. No one said that our friends or our employees couldn't become a part of our lives. Yes there are distinctions in place because that's how businesses are run but sometimes when our own families dismisses us; we need the personal interactions of others to replace what we have lost. And while it's heartbreaking to think that families do abandon their own children, wives, husbands, etc., sometimes it's our friends who are the ones who pick up the slack.
I really love how this writer has not only developed her characters, scenes, but especially this story. I can't help but want to read more from this writer and look forward to more great reading.
What a Read
When I first seen this book in my cue to read, I was a bit skeptical. But as I began to read it, I understood why. This book is just too good not to read so I read it back to back. Normally I don’t do that, I usually take a break between rereading a book, but not this one. The characters are well thought out and developed, Addison is a bit much to take but once you understand where she came from and how got to be the way she is, you root for her by the end. Enjoy this book because I sure did...