The woman across the restaurant counter has flint-gray eyes, chiseled planes for cheeks, and dark hair cut like a boy’s. A key is tattooed on her forearm.
The energy between them is the same every time, electric and undeniable. Painful. But there’s nothing to be done about it. A delicate gold cross hangs heavy around her neck, an ever-present reminder of her husband’s edicts on what constitutes sin. A reminder of her obligation to purity, obedience, and conformity. A reminder that she must always follow the rules.
But, today she will defy life’s rules. Today, a gray-eyed angel will unlock the door to all the things she hides from herself, to a world she’s always seen as inaccessible—forbidden.
Today, she will discover paradise.
Kristen Mae lives on the Atlantic coast of Florida with her two beautiful children and a fuzzy, giant-eared little dog named Gizmo. In addition to being a novelist, she is a classically trained violist, an avid runner and yogi, and an artist.
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