Title: Forever's Embrace
Series: Securities International
Author: E.M. Shue
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Second Chance, Mature, Action-Adventure
Release Day: May 21, 2020
Lies of the past
Renee has spent half her life pretending to be someone she isn't. Now she has the chance to be herself and have a relationship with her family, but all she ends up doing is hurting those she loves. She's finally ready to live without the lies of the past but she needs to learn from them too.
Lies for a future
Greg has never told his son the truth. He lied to protect the future, and someone has figured it out and is after him now. Suspected in a murder he didn't commit, and out in the open where the elusive Sir lurks, he will have to fight his hardest battle ever. Left by the woman he loves, he must figure out that to live in the future, you must let go of the lies.
Truth to survive
When Renee and Greg finally come together, their lies will either bury them or resurrect them. If they want a future beyond the lies, they’ll have to learn that even when the truth hurts, it must be told.
I walk up to the porch and put the brakes on the stroller, making sure the sun isn't shining directly on the baby. I walk up the couple steps and knock on the door. The door opens and Paige is standing there.
"Hello, Renee," she says, and I can hear the gruffness in her voice. She and I haven't gotten along since the day I accused her of trapping my son. Since I threw words in her face that she didn't deserve. Since the stress I caused almost made her lose my granddaughter, Ivy.
"Hello, Paige, I thought we could talk. Can you come outside with us?" With the weather warm I need to keep Tommy outside so he'll burn off the extra energy.
She looks over my shoulder at Tommy playing with a couple toys on her lawn and then down to the sleeping Casey.
"Maybe you should think about doing this another time. When you don't have the kids." Her lips pinch.
I bite my top lip, knowing I don't have much time. "Paige, I know I don't deserve your forgiveness or understanding. I also know now isn't ideal, but I don't know when I'll have another chance."
She shakes her head. "Give me a moment to get Ivy and we'll come out." She walks further into her house and I can hear my other granddaughter fussing as Paige must be getting her ready.
Since Ivy's birth, I haven't gotten to spend much time with her unless Tony brings her to Jen and Ian's house. I live with my daughter and son-in-law to help them take care of their two children, Tommy and Casey. I want to spend more time with Ivy. I want to get to know her and Paige, but I need to fix what I broke. I need to fix me. I jumped into being a grandmother with both feet, not thinking my past would rear its ugly head and make me question everyone.
I even have a man that has asked me numerous times to be with him, but I can't let go of what my ex-husband did to me. Granted it's been years, but in all these years all I've wanted was revenge. I've wanted to make Charles feel the way I felt. I've wanted to cause Charles the pain he did to me. To make Tuck suffer. But all that was taken from me. I can't get my revenge. After the email message I just received, I know my time is up and I need to finish Charles completely.