‘You’ll have to see him.”
That was the opening line that came to me when I first thought about writing a redemption plot.
But her past has finally caught up with her. In a drunken rage her younger brother has caused extensive damage to one of Angelo’s luxury hotels. Angelo wants someone to pay and who better than the young woman who spurned his marriage proposal five years ago?
But it’s not her money he is after…
Angelo barked out a sardonic laugh. ‘You think after you scrawl your signature across that cheque I’ll simply overlook this?
He looked at her, his eyes meshing with hers in a lockdown that made the silence throb with palpable tension. She felt it moving up her spine, vertebrae by vertebrae. She felt it on her skin, in the ghosting of goose bumps fluttering along her flesh. She felt it-shockingly- between her thighs, as if he had reached down and stroked her there with one of his long, clever fingers.
Revenge, reignited passion and redemption are the three things I wanted to explore in Natalie and Angelo’s story.
starts as a plan for revenge soon turns into something else! Angelo begins to discover things about Natalie that make him realize why their relationship floundered in the past.
is still there – if anything it is even more scorching! But what Angelo longs for most is for Natalie to open her heart to him.
Angelo studied her dark blue gaze. He saw the usual obstinacy glittering there, but behind that was a flicker of fear-like a stagehand peeping out from behind the curtains to check on the audience. It made him wonder if he had truly known her five years ago. He had thought he had her all figured out, but this was a facet to her personality he had never even suspected. He had always prided himself on his perspicuity, on his ability to read people and situations. But he could see now that reading Natalie was like reading a complex multi-layered book.
For Natalie to find the redemption she needs she must reveal to Angelo the one thing she would do anything to keep hidden.
I hope you enjoy Surrendering All But Her Heart. One of my readers told me she cried buckets while reading it. She gave it a five stars and a five-tissue rating!
Do you find it hard to keep a secret?
I will send a signed copy as a giveaway- just in time for Christmas!