by Caitlin Crews, author of Greek’s Last Redemption
One of the things I love about writing “marriage in trouble” stories is that it really lets me dig deep into what I think is the hardest thing in the world: intimacy.
Oh sure, the rush when we fall in love is intense! We’re giddy! The highs and lows are wild—and then comes the Happily Ever After part. And the truth is, that can be a lot more difficult.
Holly and Theo Tsoukatos are a perfect example of this. They met and married in a whirlwind—and neither one of them was prepared for what would happen once the fairy tale was over and the marriage was all they had. Holly’s difficult past and her inability to discuss it made her feel she had no choice but to try to escape Theo and all the things he made her feel. So she told the one lie she knew he would not only believe, but be unable to forgive.
Intimacy is tough. It means not only knowing another person, but knowing yourself, and it’s not always pretty down deep in there, is it? It’s not always pleasant—or even possible—to dredge all that muck up and then let someone else look around at all the things you’ve been hiding. But that’s marriage.
Holly and Theo were a lot of fun to write. They fell in love so fast that they missed a few steps along the way—but what better place to work through that than the glorious, luxurious hotel where they honeymooned years ago, the Chatsfield Barcelona?
I hope you enjoy their story—I loved writing it!
Tell me: what do you think is the happiest part of happily ever after?
About Greek’s Last Redemption:
Waiting outside her estranged husband’s lavish office, ready to demand a divorce, Holly Tsoukatos can’t remember ever being so scared. Not even when she told Theo the words that destroyed their union.
Seeing Holly again, Theo hates how much he still desires her. If she wants to talk, he’ll choose the venue: The Chatsfield, Barcelona, where they spent their honeymoon!
Being so close again is delicious torture. Holly might have fled their all-consuming chemistry once before, but this time, Theo won’t let her run away so easily…
Welcome to The Chatsfield, Barcelona!