Pain Lived, Love Found
Sloane Paris grew up in dysfunction. With no one to protect them or help them, Sloane and her siblings survived the best way they could; until they could get out from the hell hole they called home. For Sloane, her escape was college, followed by a successful career that she worked very hard for. She left little to no room for love. In fact, she made it a rule to never let a man get close enough for her to fall in love. However, a chance meeting with a handsome stranger would make her reconsider that rule. Luca Santorini is a successful businessman with a thriving business. He comes from a large, loving family that is the complete opposite of Sloane's. Family meant the world to him, and he hoped to have one of his own one day. He had been meeting with new financial advisors on his retired father's behalf, and he had the task of choosing which firm he would sign with. Before the meeting, he saw a woman in a coffee shop that intrigued him from just seeing her big beautiful eyes and amazing smile. All he knew was that her name was Sloane and that he would never forget her name or those eyes. Call it fate, but their paths crossed again, and this time Luca wasn't going to let Sloane Paris just slip away. Luca quickly found out that he had his work cut out for him, but he felt Sloane was more than worth it. While getting to know one another, Sloane managed to do something no other woman has been able to do - she won Luca's heart. Luca was still trying to win hers, but he wanted more than her heart. Luca wanted to know who or what was the cause of the constant sadness in Sloane's eyes so he could do everything in his power to put an end to it. He wanted Sloane to trust him enough to share with him her deep, dark secrets, but will Luca be able to handle it once she opens up to him? Will he be able to break through Sloane's emotional walls and help her let go of the pain she lived and accept the love she's found with him?
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 362.87g
- 26 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Thalia Lake
Thalia Lake was born and raised in the midwest into a big family. She discovered her love of writing at the age of 9 and have been writing ever since. A bleeding heart romantic to the core, she loves writing and reading romantic novels that focuses on the emotional side of falling in love. To her, there's no greater joy than exploring the process of two people meeting and falling in love, willingly or unwillingly, which ultimately proves that you can't always control who you fall in love with. She became drawn to interracial romance stories in high school during a time when there weren't many interracial romance books in libraries or bookstores that dealt with a black woman and white man falling in love. Her interest in the subject and the emotional intricacies that go with being in an interracial relationship is what moved her to write about it. Thalia is happily married to a wonderful man with whom she has four beautiful children with. Outside of writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching and playing sports, baking, reading, and listening to music.