Olivia believes she can have it all. A successful business and a loving husband. But his ex-wife is not ready to walk away, and continues to threaten any chance he and Olivia might have at happiness. And when Olivia discovers she’s being stalked, secrets her mother took to the grave come creeping out.
The baby Nikki and Carlos have been planning for is finally on the way. One problem…the paternity is at question. And Carlos doesn’t know it. To protect her secrets, she’s ready to sever ties to both men that hold the key to her heart. But one half of her heart won’t let go, and the other half is willing to fight until the end. The birth of her child may lead to the death of her marriage.
One test has the power to determine the truth. One test will change their lives forever.
Deception will bring separation, and destiny will mend two broken hearts. And in the end, everyone must work together to create a beautiful blend.
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Carlos pulled her tight in his arms that night and kissed her down her neck and back. She lay in bed pretending to be asleep. How did she find herself in this mess? She loved her husband, but longed to be with another man. Because the other man knew how to appreciate her and make her feel desired.
Beyond that she was too much of a coward to tell Carlos the truth. She knew that he would be hurt and angry. She didn’t want to face his rage.
“Nikki,” he called out to her shaking her arm. When she didn’t move, he shook her again. “Nikki, baby,” he called once again.
She knew he wouldn’t stop until she woke up. “Hmm?”
“Come here,” he said, turning her around to face him. Carlos untied the ribbon on her night gown releasing her breasts. His calloused fingers roughly caressed her full breasts. They had grown so big and round since she had become pregnant. He lowered his lips to one of her puckered nipples and took it in his mouth. Nikki felt her body responding to her husband’s touch and his mouth.
Carlos pulled away and looked into her face. “I love you, Nikki. I’m gonna take good care of you now and after this baby come. But baby, don’t keep pushing me away. Please, baby, I’m trying,” he said.
The lovemaking she shared with her husband that night was filled with passion fueled by guilt.
When Nikki awoke the next morning, Carlos had already left for work. She called her mother.
About Chelle Ramsey
An original Georgia Peach, Chelle Ramsey is a fiction author, writing stories to encourage, empower, entertain and strengthen readers. Many of her stories are based in her birthplace of Atlanta or her husband’s hometown of Cincinnati, where readers can relate to local hot spots and events. She wants her readers (women and men) to become empowered to rise above adversity, with faith in God, and belief in themselves.
Chelle holds an MBA in Human Resource Management, which she puts to use in her property management role by day, while she writes her fiction novels by night. Her most important roles are those of a wife and mother of three. During her “me time,” she loves listening to music, and becomes enraptured with the enthralling stories of Terry McMillan, and Nora Roberts. She especially relishes trying to solve the engaging mysteries of James Patterson and Stuart Woods, while eating a bowl of her favorite butter pecan ice cream. Chelle resides in a rural community of Atlanta, GA and enjoys writing, family time, and watching NBA games with her husband.
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