Amazon Best Selling Author

SM Stryker

Taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride with every story.





༺❃༻In a world where love seemed elusive, Mitchell’s hardened heart was about to be transformed by the arrival of Raven.༺❃༻

Toby Mitchell knew all too well the sting of abandonment, growing up without a family to call his own. Entrusted to the foster system at a tender age, he was tossed from one home to another, never experiencing the warmth of belonging. He resigned himself to a life devoid of love until a pivotal moment—joining the Marines. Finally, he found solace in the brotherhood forged by his fellow soldiers, his newfound family.

However, fate had other plans in store for him. While on a life-altering mission in Afghanistan, he sustained a career-ending injury, abruptly severing his ties with the only family he had ever known.

Raven Whitehorse, too, bore the weight of a motherless existence, haunted by a lingering suspicion surrounding her mother’s inexplicable disappearance. Deep within her soul, she harbored the unwavering belief that her mother would never willingly abandon her. It was an intuition rarely wrong.

Driven by an unrelenting determination, Raven set out on a quest to uncover the truth, the elusive puzzle piece that would reveal the fate of her mother. Yet, her search led to dead ends, leaving her grappling with unanswered questions.

After surviving the harsh realities of life on the streets, Raven finally found stability, working her way through school and carving a path toward a brighter future. It is during this time that she crosses paths with Toby Mitchell, the owner of a security firm, who enters her life through an unexpected twist of fate—hired by her new boss.

Toby, haunted by the lingering wounds of his own childhood, embarks on a journey to find closure with his own mother—a woman consumed by addiction and indifference, a mother who failed to extend the care her child deserved. He believes that without this resolution, he cannot truly embrace any meaningful relationship.

Raven, too, yearns for closure, desperately seeking the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. What really transpired on that fateful day? Was her mother a frightened teenager overwhelmed by the burdens of motherhood, or was she coerced into leaving, or perhaps faced a fate even more sinister?

As Toby and Raven’s paths intertwine, secrets begin to unravel, exposing a web of hidden truths that will forever alter the trajectory of their lives. With each revelation, their hearts and minds are tested, challenging them to confront the depths of their own pasts and the impact these revelations will have on their futures.

Prepare to be captivated by a tale that delves into the resilience of the human spirit, the pursuit of truth, and the transformative power of love. Mitchell and Raven’s journey will lead them to the precipice of their own identities, where the shadows of the past and the promise of a shared future collide in a symphony of emotion and self-discovery.



*This is a series of interconnected standalones.*

Beckett – Beckett and Harlow’s Story
Mitchell – Mitchell and Raven’s Story
Carson – Carson and Charlie’s Story
Richard – Richard and Nicole’s Story

Due to strong language, sexual content & physical abuse, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18 or has triggers with child abuse or physical abuse.