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Her words knocked the breath out of me. Nikola was the one who’d been the most affected by my drug addiction. “Nikola, I don’t know what to say… I’ve changed. Can we talk?”
Her lip trembled and it looked like she was about to capitulate when a black sports car pulled up beside her. Some dark-haired, built asshole got out of the car. He looked me up and down, sizing me up. A possessive rage boiled within me as he put his hands around Nikola’s waist. It was an instinct that had been ingrained in me—she’d been mine for so long before I’d lost her. I reminded myself she wasn’t mine now. Whoever this guy was, he leaned down in her ear and whispered something.
I gave it one last shot. “Nikola, just two minutes of your time.”
She looked at me with tears in her eyes as the guy brought her closer. She shook her head. “I can’t, Brandt. Not right now. I hope you’re better, but I…I…I need to go.”
The asshole opened her door and said something else. She shook her head, and he shut the door. He glared my way. “Brandt, I think you’ve caused her enough grief. Leave her the hell alone. She doesn’t need someone who can’t be depended on.”
I was stunned, not knowing what to say after that low blow. I deserved it, but it still felt like shit. I had changed and was clean. The guy looked at me like he had Nikola’s best interest at heart. I wondered if she’d moved on with him. If I was too late. Am I too late? The Nikola I remembered was full of life, happy. In the past, she’d have run into my arms and I would have kissed the life from her. We’d been each other’s everything. The Nikola that I’d just seen had looked broken and sad. All I wanted to do was chase her and explain that I was better. She’d been changed by my decision to use. This was all my fault. The red lights faded as the car drove away with the love of my life in the passenger seat.
Domino Effect Synopsis:
One small movement can impact the rest of your life, like a set of dominoes lined up one after another. It’s not until you step back and see the big picture that you realize the damage you’ve done…
Brandt Mattox had it all—love, success, and friends. One impulsive wrong decision led him down a path that ended in a prison of regrets. He now only dreams of the happiness he once had before the consequences of his actions cost him everything.
He lost his love—not just any love, but his soul mate.
Nikola Kingston has worked hard to keep the past in the past while she focuses on her career and spending time with her grandmother. On a random night, she runs into the one man who will forever hold her heart captive. Her heart knows she still loves Brandt, but her mind cannot forget the dreadful night that cost her the love of her life.
Will the domino effect of Brandt’s and Nikola’s decisions be too much to overcome? Or will the love they never thought they would get back have an everlasting effect?
Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.
At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.
Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.
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