Unsure of when, or even if, her memory will return, she settles into her new life in Oakwood, where she meets Tiffany, a nurse she befriends while hospitalized.
Abby knows it would be unwise to get involved with someone while her past is still a blur, so she tries to ignore her growing feelings for the beautiful woman. But as the two grow closer, and things get serious between them, Abby is finally ready to put her unknown past to bed...
Which might be a problem for James, her husband of two years. She doesn't remember him, but he certainly remembers her. And when her memory does come back, she'll be forced to choose between her old love and her new one.
Before You Were Mine is a steamy lesbian romance novel set in the 90's.
Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions. In the darkness of his cell he recalls a time when desire seemed to give him wings. A time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive—and as elusive—as a butterfly.
How could he have known, then, that his ideal woman was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government—and a man disguised as a woman? In a series of flashbacks, the diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. But in the end, there remains only one truth: Whether or not Gallimard's passion was a flight of fancy, it sparked the most vigorous emotions of his life.
Only in real life could love become so unreal. And only in such a dramatic tour de force do we learn how a fantasy can become a man's mistress—as well as his jailer. M. Butterfly is one of the most compelling, explosive, and slyly humorous dramas ever to light the Broadway stage, a work of unrivaled brilliance, illuminating the conflict between men and women, the differences between East and West, racial stereotypes—and the shadows we cast around our most cherished illusions.
M. Butterfly remains one of the most influential romantic plays of contemporary literature, and in 1993 was made into a film by David Cronenberg starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone.
Book 1 - Nyla Rossi – brunette beauty, once voted Sexiest Woman Alive. Former action star, now my co-star. Hobbies include being an unapologetic homophobe, and hating me!
She's made no secret of her dislike for me and my “lifestyle”. The whole world knows about it. What the whole world doesn't know, however, is what goes on when the cameras stop rolling, and when we're alone together...
Being hated never felt so good.
Book 2 - I was foolish to think that what happened between us would change things. If anything it made things worse. Knowing me intimately gave Nyla power over me.And worst of all, I can't stop thinking about her. She's made it difficult to move on.
But luckily for me, I don't have to.
Book 3 - After what she did and said to me, I wanted her dead. I regretted ever letting her touch me. I couldn't stand being in the same room as her. The show started to suffer. I'd finally seen the real Nyla Rossi, and I hated her.
But then she did something that made me question my opinion of her. She showed me a side of her I never knew existed. A side the rest of the world had never seen. And then, what started off as hate-sex became something more. So much more.