Kent Bryant was a charming, handsome, well-mannered law student with a promising future. From the first time they met, Alexis wondered why someone like Kent would condescend to talk to her. When he proposed, Alexis felt compelled to accept, thinking it would be her only chance to have a family of her own. After the wedding, things changed. Kent had a dark side. Although he kept it hidden from the outside world, at home Kent was a controlling, manipulative monster.
After years of being berated, beaten and raped, Alexis Bryant met Officer Matthew Baker. His piercing green eyes spoke volumes at their first encounter. Matthew said he could help Alexis and her young daughter get away from their torturous life. Alexis was doubtful. She was convinced she would never deserve kindness or love. Because of her daughter, Alexis knew it was time for them to get out of hell.
Alexis thought Matthew was her knight in shining armor. She didn't realize this stranger needed to be saved from his own guilt ridden secrets.
Mary-ellen DeLeon lives in Connecticut with her teenage daughter. She is an accountant by trade yet has a passion for writing. Her books deal with difficult yet timely issues of today's society. Her favorite writers include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Parker, Nicolette Gianni, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Kate, and Nicholas Sparks.
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She escaped the arms of her abuser to find herself falling for a man with secrets. What was Matthew hiding? Another woman? AA meetings? Alexis' imagination worked overtime trying to figure out the mystery of the new man in her life.
Matthew had meetings at least once a week, usually on Fridays. Afterward, he would go straight to his room. I would always leave a plate of food on the stove. Some mornings, I would find it untouched. I began to wonder what the meetings were about.