Love is war. Love is sitting in the middle of an open field waiting for a bomb to drop. In her dreams, Daniella Christopher had the kind of passion filled love affairs every woman dreamed of. In real life, a loveless marriage did away with herMoreLove is war. Love is sitting in the middle of an open field waiting for a bomb to drop. In her dreams, Daniella Christopher had the kind of passion filled love affairs every woman dreamed of.
In real life, a loveless marriage did away with her fantasy and sent her heart into exile. After leaving an unfeeling fiancé, falling in love with a cheating husband was too much for one small town girl to bear. By the time she learned the rules as defined by her deceitful husband, she had suffered terribly. It was clear she couldn’t protect herself, so she shied away from attachments and kept her heart behind very thick walls.Steven Blake had been the first stone in her fortress. He was an attorney, who was one step away from being a partner in a prestigious law firm.
He gave Daniella every material thing a woman could want. In exchange, he wanted a dutiful concierge. She had the beauty to keep his clients and partners visually satisfied and the intelligence to keep them intrigued. Because her low self-esteem made her cower when challenge, she was the perfect puppet.Michael Stone loved Michael Stone. He was a nightclub singer. His handsome face, beautiful body, and melodic love songs kept him supplied with women. Michael also needed a trophy. Daniella was a deterrent to the many women he slept with who would want something more.
He didn’t have to promise them anything. He wore Daniella on his arm like another piece of jewelry. He kept her as a man would keep a mistress. She was a bed partner if he needed one. He ignored her when he didn’t. Refusing to admit the obvious, she stayed until the emotional toll became more than she could live with.Then a new warrior appeared on the battlefield armed and ready for battle.
Jason Adams spent three years trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of his fiancée. He had held his heart in check until a chance meeting with a teenage fantasy changed his life. Daniella had grown into a beautiful woman. Jason traveled from his home in Maryland to Atlanta often in hopes that fate would grant him another opportunity to see her. Just when his search seemed futile, destiny intervened and guided them together.With Jason, Daniella discovered something she had never known—passion.
Because of her past, she was so fearful of losing what was left of her heart that she ran away from the only man who truly loved her. She believed she served no real purpose in a his life. She didn’t deserved Jason’s love and devotion. Passion wasn’t enough to build a life together. Daniella gave in to her insecurities and left Jason to pick up the pieces of his heart.J D worked with Daniella and joined her at their favorite club often. He was more of a coworker that she tolerated than a friend.
He watched Daniella languish in her heartache over Michael. Their relationship worked well for him until Jason became the catalyst for Daniella’s newfound happiness. Then J D went beyond friendship to obsession. Every time he looked at her, she was happier than the time before. He was infuriated by her unwitting betrayal. After his attempt at abducting Daniella failed, he began stalking her. Months went by while he planned a life that would soon include the woman he loved.
J D was determined to have Daniella. When he returned to claim her, a tragic turn of events took her away again.Jason was furious with himself for breaking his promise to love enough for the both of them until Daniella released the chains around her heart.
He hated that he had not protected her when she needed him. Through her life-threatening ordeal he stayed by her side and helped to bring her back to the world of the living. He refused to allow tragedy to take away his last chance at love. Daniella owned his heart. If she died, he would too.