A Masterpiece of our Love
by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Series: The Masterpiece Trilogy #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Format: eBook, 290 pages
Two Lives Torn by tragedy – Eight year old Becca and twelve year old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families.
Two Souls Seeking Love – Each year from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever. Until he stopped showing. Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye.
Two Lives Bound by Secret – Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort. The island where he and Becca met. The place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn’t been back or spoken to Becca in four years.
Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve year old boy of yesteryear.
But someone isn’t happy about their reunion…
Strange things begin happening, letters showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages.
Two Broken Hearts Heal as One. – With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him. For safety and to give them a chance to rediscover the adults they’ve now become.
Will love get a chance to blossom or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart, once and for all?
“I echo that sentiment.” Hunter chuckled. “What a night.” They entered Range’s and headed for the elevator. As the doors enclosed them in the small space, he turned to her again. Gently touching her face, Hunter inched closer. “Bec, I feel like we should talk about that kiss. That’s the second time we’ve kissed and this year, I don’t want to walk away without talking about it.”
So that was still bothering him. And…second kiss? So he did remember what happened four years ago. Well, shoot! She felt the heat rush to her face. She was so not ready to talk about this yet.
“It was just a kiss.” She said softly. “We were caught up in the moment.” Just a kiss? Oh, that was the wrong way to describe it. Hunter’s kiss was on another level of amazing. She didn’t know how to put it into words. She could get lost in a kiss like that under an umbrella in the rain. Or standing by the ocean while the sun set as the chilly waves danced around their feet.
Just like that, the room filled with an unseen energy charge between her and Hunter. What was that all about? She melted inside as his lips parted. What stopped her from kissing him again was the elevator. It jerked to a stop, signaling the arrival on her floor. The doors pulled apart.
“I’d better go.” She muttered. Tearing her gaze away from his face. She whirled and bolted, unsure of what to make of that tension she’d just felt. It wasn’t the bad kind, not at all. The I-want-to-do-something-crazy-with-you kind.
Before the doors closed, she heard Hunter’s quiet words. “It was more than just a kiss.”
Back in her room, she leaned against the closed door and sank to the floor, touching her lips as if she could feel Hunter’s still on them from yesterday. His voice echoed inside her head with his last comment. Yes, it was more than just a kiss.
For the past twenty years, Hunter had been her friend. Her mentor. On many occasions, her protector and voice of reason. The one who knew her weakness and fears, yet still loved her despite them.
Four years ago, something changed. And this year, it seemed to evolve. She had to push it out of her mind when he fell out of contact. She’d left it alone.
Could it be they were both overly sensitive at making it through another storm ravaged accident and they were having mixed feelings?
Or could it be so much more?
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