As the heavy steel doors slid back, I walked out to freedom for the first time in ten years. I'd gone into prison as a teenager and was leaving an adult who didn't know how to live anywhere else. What was more terrifying than being free was moving back in with my mother. She hated me, and I couldn't understand why.
Weeks later I was lost and confused with no direction in life. It was then I met him. My fairytale ending.
He was everything I didn't deserve. A successful businessman and conscientious lover. Our love was instant and our relationship rapid. And he loved me with all his heart.
After years of working hard on myself, being devoted to learning my craft in his family business, life was looking up. I had promise. Then it all went wrong. Destructive realities came to light and the consequences were life threatening.
Will I ever recover from the secrets?
Trigger warning--contains adult themes including physical violence, miscarriage and alcoholism