Every Breath You Take
At a high society wedding, Georgie Johnson is introduced to Alexandre de Valentinois, a hereditary duke of nothing who flies around the world on his private planes and describes himself as “one of those despicable, idle rich men.” Yet, when pressed, he sings at the wedding in a gorgeous, clear tenor that tugs at Georgie’s soul, and miraculously, he calms her paralyzing stage fright so she can accompany him on the piano, even though she thought she had left her classical music career behind when she went into hiding.
At thirty years old, I’ve already checked off the boxes of a successful traditional life: married, financial security, and a thriving career as a clothing designer. Compared to my turbulent past, my present life in sunny San Francisco is nothing short of perfect. And then one night something shocking happens to me. A shameful experience my husband is forced to witness by the sinfully handsome monster, Nicholas Vidal.
David was a survivor. He had been through something unimaginable and he was still standing. He figured the worst was over and the life he was leading was his new normal. He was okay with that. He was never looking back and his past was just that, his past. His medical practice gave him all the joy he needed. He didn’t care about anything else. He would never allow anyone to hurt him again. Besides, he had a secret he could never tell.