Series: Life of Secrets Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Publication Date: September 3, 2018
Sometimes you shouldn't ask questions you aren't prepared to hear the answers to...
Cori Winter's life seems to be going according to plan. While completing her PhD in Chemistry, Cori is offered a Research Fellowship, by one of the most accomplished Chemists in the Country. On the other hand, Cori has finally agreed to marry her long term boyfriend, Erik. Things are going smoothly, until the past catches up with Cori, threatening her happiness.
Abandoned at a young age, Cori has been told growing up that her biological mother has been MIA due to a severe illness. After a visit with her father, Cori discovers her dad sending a large amount of cash to an unknown woman. Cori decides to take matters into her own hands where she finally seek answers regarding her mother. However, sometimes secrets are better kept hidden...
After a childhood incident ruined any shot of Jesse Hall having a relationship with his parents, he is finally glad to be living on his own, where he isn't constantly reminded of the past. That is, until his seventeen-year old step sister, Bethany, confides in him that she's pregnant. Jesse vows to help Bethany, but is conflicted when he discovers she wants to keep her pregnancy a secret.
Cori and Jesse grow closer, when Cori's fiancée attends a wedding in Italy. Cori and Jesse confide in each other, both disclosing significant secrets. However, when they reveal their secrets, will the other be able to handle the truth?
*Can be read sequentially after Trust, or as a standalone
ExcerptI take five calming breaths and begin to move my shaky legs towards the front door. Shivers run up and down my spine. I'm covered in goose bumps. I can't believe I am actually doing this. It's surreal. A million thoughts run through my mind, and by the time I get to the door, I realize I have no idea what I am going to say to her. I don't think, 'Hi, I'm the daughter you abandoned almost twenty five years ago' is a great opener.
I stand in front of my mom's house for a couple minutes, just trying to collect my thoughts and process through my head that I am actually standing in front of my mom's house. I decide it's like pulling off a band aid and I just need to knock on the door. Before my mind convinces me to chicken out, I lift my fist and knock on the door.
When I hear movement coming from inside the house, I'm tempted to turn around and book it. I keep my feet firmly planted on the ground, as I keep reminding myself that I can do this. A few seconds later the door opens, and I am almost certain my heart stops for a good couple of beats.
The woman who opens the door is of average height, with a petite waist. She is extremely beautiful. She has the same porcelain doll skin as I do, but unlike me she has shoulder length, straight blonde hair. She has a small nose, with big blue eyes that are darker in colour than mine. Her lips are full, and she is wearing a cream cashmere sweater with dark blue denim jeans. She has a few soft wrinkles on the corners of her eyes, but opposed from that she looks almost too young to be my mom.
"Meredith Holmes?" I ask.
She gives me a puzzled look, letting me know that she has no idea who I am. My stomach drops shortly, but I regain myself, as she answers. "That's me. How can I help you?"
Other Books by Avery Woods
Check out the first book in the Life of Secrets series.
Trust (Book One)
At twenty-four years old, Hayden Myers has avoided dating. The reason? She's HIV positive. Since her ex-boyfriend didn't take the news well, she's kept her diagnosis a secret. That is until she meets Travis Barrows. As Hayden's feelings grow for Travis, she must reveal the truth, but can she trust him?
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About Avery Woods
Avery Woods lives in beautiful, but sometimes rainy Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition to writing, Avery Woods works as a full time Registered Nurse. When she's not writing or working as a nurse you can find her consuming books by the minute.
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