Hey bookies! The second book in The 5th Avenue Romance Series is now live!
Check out the teasers for Complicated On 5th Avenue!
International Best Selling Author Abbie St. Claire brings you Book Two of the 5th Avenue Romance Series. Complicated on 5th Avenue will guide
you through the journey of Chloe Peterson’s self-discovery and whether or not she can trust her instincts to fight for the man she loves.
Can love live somewhere in between the bends of heartache and dishonesty? Is it closure when only one person says goodbye?
Chloe Peterson and Ian Briggs were on the verge of happily ever after when a tragic accident takes everything away.
Unable to move forward, Chloe continues to hold on to the love of her past. Men try to get her attention, but she has no interest. When she ventures down the easy, ‘no complications’ route and hires an escort for an important event in her life, she’s faced with temptations and decisions she didn’t forecast. Can she finally say goodbye to her memories of Ian and hello to a life with Jason, or will it become too complicated?
Perhaps I didn’t know I needed to fight for love. It wasn’t like I’d been having serious relationships in the eight years since my wife’s death. But the realization that C
helsie put in front of me on the day of her surgery was wickedly moving.
“Ian, people put up walls to make others try harder. It’s human nature to want to be worthy.”
The idea I had made her feel less than anything amazing…shredded me with guilt.
Oliver was at school, and I’d planned the day off to be with Chelsie, hoping she would be feeling well enough post-surgery to do something just the two of us. With my phone screen blank in front of me, I stared for a moment and thought about what I wanted to say. She was worthy of everything I had to offer her, and as complicated as our lives were together and apart, I needed her to know.
“I miss you,” I said, my heart beating so hard my lungs could barely force the words out.
“I’ve been right here, waiting…for days.” Her voice was firm. She was taking charge like I’d taught her.Needing to see her, I wasted no time. “May I come over?”
Excitement took over, and I dropped the phone, hanging up on her. Rather than fool around with precious time, I grabbed the phone from the floor, my keys and ran as fast as I could to the love of my life, intent on claiming Chelsie Peterson as mine once more.
Grateful she’d made me a key, I let myself in.
“Babe, where are you?”
I made it to the archway leading to her den by the time she answered. “Right here.”
She drew her knees up for me to sit on the end of the sofa. Without even thinking about it really, I started massaging her feet and subconsciously hoped to win her over with my talented hands.
She immediately noticed the bracelet Olivia had given me was gone. It signified the closure of my past. While a personal declaration, Chelsie knew the meaning.
When she searched the room and didn’t make eye contact, I worried I was about to hear something that would forever change me. Tears flooded her face.
“I love you so much.” Her declaration gripped me.Without thinking too much ahead, I pulled her into my lap and kissed her. “What took you so long?”
The dilated pause left me anxious. Was she tormenting me on purpose?
“My love for you needed time to bury my darkness.”
About the author:
I’ve spent many years crafting stories in my brain. Finally, after the encouragement from those that love and support me the most, I put my first story out by self-publishing in 2013. That first milestone created a writing monster in me that couldn’t be stopped and filled a void I cannot explain. Each story is a true gift from my heart and a sacrifice from my soul, since I find it difficult to let the characters go.
At home in Texas, my husband and I share our life with children that mean the world to us and include a couple of fur babies. When we aren’t busy watching sports and betting on the game, we are entertaining with friends. I do have a writing cave, but honestly, most of my work comes from the kitchen, the heartbeat of any home. Since noise doesn’t disturb me too much when writing, I can write and keep the pulse on the family at the same time. And… Possibly enjoy my favorite, sinful treat… Cookie dough!
The writer-reader world is my lifeline. I’m addicted and each time I get a message from a reader, I’m thrilled. There’s quite a few stories planned for the next several months. I’m hoping the readers fall in love with my next series, The Creek Series. A story that is guaranteed to bring out all the emotions. If you’ve read my books, thank you! It truly means the world.
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