༺❃༻Richard lost part of his soul that day༺❃༻
Richard Stone, once consumed by his dedication to work and caring for his parents, suffered a devastating loss that shattered his world. When tragedy claims the lives of his beloved parents, a piece of his soul is irretrievably lost, sending him spiraling into a realm of chaos and despair.
Yet, amidst the desolation, a glimmer of hope arrives in the form of a postcard.
Nicole House, brimming with excitement as she approaches graduation and secures her dream job at a coveted company, becomes the victim of a brutal attack that irreversibly alters the course of her life. Confronted by the unimaginable, she is left with no choice but to abandon her family, relinquish her dream job, and sever ties with the only life she has ever known. Seeking refuge in a different state, she yearns to escape both her assailant and the unrelenting shame that haunts her from that fateful night.
In a world resigned to solitude, two individuals who never anticipated the arrival of love find themselves unexpectedly drawn together. Fate, in its mysterious ways, intertwines their paths, defying their expectations and bringing them face to face.
Sophia, a single mother burdened with her own demons and longing for love she has never experienced, discovers solace and unexpected affection in the unlikeliest of strangers.
Yet, the ghosts of their pasts, veiled in shadows of demons, secrets, and fears, threaten to dismantle the future they yearn for. Will the haunting echoes of their pasts forever hinder the pursuit of their dreams? And if their dreams are realized, what sacrifices will they be forced to make?
Prepare yourself for a riveting tale that delves into the depths of human resilience, the pursuit of love, and the unforeseen costs that may accompany the fulfillment of one’s aspirations. As Richard, Nicole, and Sophia navigate the labyrinth of their intertwined destinies, their paths become paved with both heartache and hope, leaving readers captivated until the very last page.
*****THIS IS BOOK FOUR OF A FOUR-BOOK SERIES. ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE READ ALONE, IT IS BETTER TO READ IN ORDER*****
*This is a series of interconnected standalones.*
ORDER OF BOOKS:
Beckett – Beckett and Harlow’s Story
Mitchell – Mitchell and Raven’s Story
Carson – Carson and Charlie’s Story
Richard – Richard and Nicole’s Story
For a list of characters in the series as well as other books, please visit SM Stryker’s website: smstryker.com.
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.