Married Annice and Jeremy Brilane have it all. Wealthy doctors whose passion for each other still transcends the illicit after four years and two babies. They are truly stupid happy despite past demons who want to come out and play until one night a mistake from Jeremy's past reaches into the future to shatter Annice's bubble of safety.
Traumatized, Annice watches her daughter Angela succumbs to the shock of that night while her marriage to her perfect man deteriorates giving her demons control. Annice and Jeremy, brilliant and gifted in the world but lacking in their minds and hearts, must learn what real love is before another threat surfaces to keep them apart for good. Sensual, raw, candid, and intimate this story explores the darker, often-hidden side of being in love.
Having survived hell with their relationship intact but mangled, Annice and Jeremy resettle back into married life to deal with the death of their son Ashton and the threat of Patrick gone. Annice struggles in her cherished roles as wife, mother, and doctor while Jeremy struggles to keep his calculated façade together. Soon, a new life foreshadows heartbreaking loss Annice hadn’t foreseen.
Under the weight of this tragedy, Annice and Jeremy attempt to mend their brokenness on a journey that leads them and their children back to his home in Manchester, England. There the enchanted forest on the estate of Jeremy’s frigid mother holds secrets that battle against his bond with Annice. Told with the same rawness, sensuality, and vulnerability as book I, book II delves further into the complex idea of real love.
Lady Katherine’s frigid home is a dark place to live and the secrets of Annice’s wealthy in-laws threaten to swallow her. That is until Annice’s status changes and she becomes the new queen of the family. Being at the top comes with plenty of luxuries, but old insecurities manage to find a place in Annice’s new life with Jeremy.
Warmer New Orleans beckons, but it doesn’t offer the safety Annice and Jeremy wanted. When life adds another twist to the Brilane’s kinked up lives Annice and Jeremy it makes them question everything they know of themselves and each other. The third entry to the saga of Annice and Jeremy goes back to the beginning of their individual stories as it strives toward that happily ever after everyone wants.
Born to a wealthy planter, Sophia Anne Bransford should have enjoyed her privileged life as his only child except her mother’s status as a slave determined her low position in Savannah society. Her second cousin Ethan James Bransford would have been forced into the grueling life of a slave like his mother, but his skin was white, and Sophia’s father adopted him as his legitimate heir. Sophia and Ethan grew up on her father’s plantation as best friends and siblings despite the obvious color difference and the coming societal separation that was as sure as cotton was king.
With adulthood came secondary feelings that forced Ethan to choose between his desire for Sophia and his loyalties to his surrogate culture. In trying to appease everyone, he set in motion a story that spans the height of the antebellum south, the degradation caused by the Civil War, and the long-reaching effects of the Jim Crow period. From rural Chattanooga, Tennessee to the infamous French Quarter in New Orleans to Regal Savannah, Georgia, this saga whisks the reader back into the complex era of nineteenth century American class and racial structures with an even more sinuous love story at the forefront.
With Ethan fighting in the Civil War Sophia and Lilly are left with the consequences of the war back at home in Savannah, Ga. Starving and desperate they forge a relationship that goes against the proper norms of society and their personal convictions. Set against the crumbling façade of the once regal antebellum south volume II of Sophia and Ethan’s story blurs the line of race and family obligations along the strained social climate of the era.
From Chattanooga, Tennessee to the wretched conditions of the war front and back to beautiful Savannah, Georgia, the second installment transports the reader back into the complex era of nineteenth century American class and racial structures with an even more sinuous love story at the forefront.
After losing her mother, the wearied mistress to a married man, at five-years-old-to breast cancer, Olivia Sanders vowed to never be a victim or lose herself in a man. Jackson Alistair, the only son of the reigning queen and king of New York society, didn’t have time for or the desire to be in love. When they met, while Olivia was designing a new room in the Alistair mansion, neither were impressed and the wrong sparks flew. With the nudging of his mother, Grace Alistair, Jackson found enough humanity to be civil to the economically and status challenged Olivia.
Despite her lack of a family name or social grace, Jackson began to see her with clarity and his shiny exterior crumbled. Olivia didn’t have time to feel anything for the cold but gorgeous Jackson before she fell lower than her mother and found herself a victim. Broken by his choices, Jackson agrees to exchange his freedom for his humanity, and loses everything he had known. Olivia resists the support from the only person she didn’t want in her life until her vision becomes clear. Controversial and epic, the love story of Olivia and Jackson isn’t conventional. It explores the nature of our media driven society and the power of forgiveness and love.