Faithless

Fractured

Book 4
Elle Charles
Free sample

Dare to dream…

Dare to have it all…

Events co-ordinator Marie Dawson never thought she would experience the all-consuming passionate love she once believed in. Married and divorced by 25, she had long resigned herself to being single and independent, until ruggedly handsome security specialist and ex-army powerhouse, John Walker, barged his way into her life.

Now, at the age of 42, Marie finally has it all: a successful business, a loving family, and a devoted man who can bring her to her knees.

Life is perfect. But perfection cannot endure in a relationship built on half-truths and secrets. And if there is one thing Marie is well practised in, it’s secrets. How to keep them, how to protect them, how to pretend they don’t exist; and after 23 years of stringently guarding hers, she knows just how dangerous and destructive they can be.

Underneath her perfectly polished exterior, Marie hides a dark past – one she has dared not speak of in over two decades for fear of the consequences.

But she has always known that one day she would have to lay her secrets bare, and when the past and present finally threaten to collide, she is aware she may find herself more than faithless…

Faithless is the fourth instalment of the British romance series, Fractured, and is a full-length novel. 



Author Note:

Faithless is the fourth book in the Fractured series and is a complete novel. No cliff-hanger.

Please be advised this book can be read as a standalone, but throughout the story there is cross-referencing to past events. Although it isn’t essential to have read the full Fractured series, it is advisable due to the story arc, the various character backgrounds and their relationships.

Contains sexual scenes and controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.


Read more

About the author

Elle was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, where she still resides.

After many years of putting aside her creative ideas, in 2012, she was inspired to write again. The surprising result was her debut, self-published, contemporary romance novel, Fractured. The first of the series, books two and three, Tormented and Liberated, followed in close succession, along with the accompanying novella, Aftermath.

A self-confessed daydreamer, she loves to create strong, sexy and diverse characters, cocooned in opulent yet realistic settings that draw the reader in with every twist and turn until the very last page.

A voracious reader for as long as she can remember, she is never without her beloved Kindle. When she is not absorbed in the newest release or a trusted classic, she can often be found huddled over her laptop, tapping away new ideas and plots for forthcoming works.

Elle can be contacted on elle.charlesauthor@gmail.com or on Facebook: Elle Charles Author / @elle.charles 

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Elle Charles
Read more
Published on
Jul 2, 2018
Read more
Pages
608
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
How do you learn to remember when you have forced yourself to forget?

How do you learn to trust when those who were meant to protect you failed?

Catering assistant, Kara Petersen, leads a quiet, monotonous life until one fateful phone call changes everything…

The sparks fly when Kara meets handsome, enigmatic businessman, Sloan Foster. Dominant in the boardroom and successful in the bedroom, he always gets what he wants - and he wants her.

Captivated by his charm and aloof confidence, Kara is drawn to him in a way she has never been to anyone before. Aware something isn't quite right, and against her better judgement, she concedes his intense allure is too strong to resist and their innocent fling swiftly develops into something she could never have imagined.

But in this outwardly perfect world of wealth and glamour, all that glitters isn't gold. And as the mystery behind the man begins to slowly unravel, so does her life.

Now, with her heart and trust on the line, Kara is learning more about herself than she ever thought possible, from a man who seemingly knows more than he should. And the memories she forced herself to forget, are the ones she now desperately needs to remember.  

Author Note:

Please be advised this free book is not a standalone novel. Fractured is the first novel in the Fractured series, and the story develops and unravels over three books. Each book is full length (between 326 and 450 pages each) and must be read in order.

Contains sexual scenes and controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.


Kara Petersen has lived through more than most.

The horrors of her past have shaped her, forcing her to walk through this life relatively alone. Untrusting and guarded, seeking solace in the shadows, she thought she could survive anything that life threw at her.

And she did...

Until him...

Sloan Foster.

He brought her out of the darkness and into the light. He gave her a life she could never have imagined. She fell in love with him, but when faced with controversy, just like everyone else, he let her down.

He broke her heart.

Too complacent.

Too foolish.

Except, it wasn't her love for him that was foolish, it was believing that she could escape pain.

In a bid to alleviate her suffering for one night only, she unknowingly ventured into the darkeness.

Enduring the devastation of having to remember, she must decide if she is willing to risk having her heart broken once again in order to discover the truth.

Can she really give all her love to a man who has the ability to obliterate her completely?

Following her heart, she vows to trust him, regardless of how imprudent it may transpire to be.

Falling further into his outwardly perfect world for a second time, Kara is, once again, treading a fine line she fears will eventually destroy her.

As truths finally unfold and decade old secrets are revealed, it is clear the past has never been too far behind and binds her to others in ways unimaginable.

Together, she discovers, their love is tormented.

 

Author Note:

Please be advised this book is not a standalone novel. Tormented is the second novel in the Fractured series, and the story develops and unravels over three books. Each book is full length (between 326 and 450 pages each) and must be read in order.

Contains sexual scenes and controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.


How do you learn to remember when you have forced yourself to forget?

How do you learn to trust when those who were meant to protect you failed?

Catering assistant, Kara Petersen, leads a quiet, monotonous life until one fateful phone call changes everything…

The sparks fly when Kara meets handsome, enigmatic businessman, Sloan Foster. Dominant in the boardroom and successful in the bedroom, he always gets what he wants - and he wants her.

Captivated by his charm and aloof confidence, Kara is drawn to him in a way she has never been to anyone before. Aware something isn't quite right, and against her better judgement, she concedes his intense allure is too strong to resist and their innocent fling swiftly develops into something she could never have imagined.

But in this outwardly perfect world of wealth and glamour, all that glitters isn't gold. And as the mystery behind the man begins to slowly unravel, so does her life.

Now, with her heart and trust on the line, Kara is learning more about herself than she ever thought possible, from a man who seemingly knows more than he should. And the memories she forced herself to forget, are the ones she now desperately needs to remember.  

Author Note:

Please be advised this free book is not a standalone novel. Fractured is the first novel in the Fractured series, and the story develops and unravels over three books. Each book is full length (between 326 and 450 pages each) and must be read in order.

Contains sexual scenes and controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.


Every action has a consequence and this is the aftermath.

My name is Kara Petersen.

I am one of life's survivors, but my life has not been easy.

I am the product of a dysfunctional, broken home and parents who don't care.

Fallen from grace, abandoned and betrayed, I am now alone.

Then there was hope. A boy, a saviour. He saved me, empowered me, and gave me the strength and courage to leave.

To live.

His actions will not be in vain.

I will do whatever it takes to survive.

My name is Sloan Foster.

I am one of life's failures, but my life has not been fair.

I am the product of a loving home, a mother and father who adored each other, until death paved the way for the devil.

Trapped inside a world with a gilded façade, I have always felt alone.

Then there was hope.

A girl, an angel, a beacon of pure light in the dark. She subconsciously called to me, reached deep into my soul, unknowingly claiming a part of myself I had let die years ago.

I promised I would do whatever it took to be her protector. My promises were unachievable and futile.

I will do whatever it takes to find her again.


Author Note:

Please be advised this book is not a standalone novel. Aftermath is a 36,000 word novella accompanying the Fractured series, and should be read after book two, Tormented.

It is not a continuation of the present day story. Instead, it chronicles the lives of the characters during the ‘missing’ eight years, and starts directly after Sloan’s final chapter in Tormented.

Contains controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.

Kara Petersen has lived through more than most.

The horrors of her past have shaped her, forcing her to walk through this life relatively alone. Untrusting and guarded, seeking solace in the shadows, she thought she could survive anything that life threw at her.

And she did...

Until him...

Sloan Foster.

He brought her out of the darkness and into the light. He gave her a life she could never have imagined. She fell in love with him, but when faced with controversy, just like everyone else, he let her down.

He broke her heart.

Too complacent.

Too foolish.

Except, it wasn't her love for him that was foolish, it was believing that she could escape pain.

In a bid to alleviate her suffering for one night only, she unknowingly ventured into the darkeness.

Enduring the devastation of having to remember, she must decide if she is willing to risk having her heart broken once again in order to discover the truth.

Can she really give all her love to a man who has the ability to obliterate her completely?

Following her heart, she vows to trust him, regardless of how imprudent it may transpire to be.

Falling further into his outwardly perfect world for a second time, Kara is, once again, treading a fine line she fears will eventually destroy her.

As truths finally unfold and decade old secrets are revealed, it is clear the past has never been too far behind and binds her to others in ways unimaginable.

Together, she discovers, their love is tormented.

 

Author Note:

Please be advised this book is not a standalone novel. Tormented is the second novel in the Fractured series, and the story develops and unravels over three books. Each book is full length (between 326 and 450 pages each) and must be read in order.

Contains sexual scenes and controversial subject matter some may find upsetting.


©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.