When you’ve been stripped of your soul, bleed out your heart…
Marly Michaels had it all, popularity, good looks, a promising future, and the perfect relationship… or so it seemed. In reality, that perfect relationship was a living nightmare.
With a methodical stripping away of her confidence, her volatile ex-fiancé nearly succeeds in destroying her. She has tried to escape in the past, but in the end, he always finds her.
In one last desperate attempt at freedom, Marly turns to her long-lost childhood friend, Carla, for help. She and her eccentric friends welcome Marly into their circle with open arms.
In the company of Goths, a segment of society shrouded in mystery and speculation, Marly finally finds sanctuary and Gray Forrester.
Gray is the mesmerizing singer for local Toronto band, These Bones. He is a man of many talents, including the ability to heal a wounded spirit. Inexplicably drawn to the sadness in Marly’s eyes, he finds himself compelled to help restore her soul. The trouble is, in order to do that he needs to remain emotionally detached… not an easy task for the gregarious Goth.
About the Author
Maria Bernard is a Canadian author, residing in the Greater Toronto Area with her music-obsessed husband, and her adopted cat, Rex. Maria eats, sleeps and dreams with romance in mind. One day the idea to share the many stories and scenarios that swirl in her imagination became a reality. Her stories are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam. Maria’s characters are creative, strong-willed, artistic individuals, unafraid to show their vulnerable sides. Hand in Glove is her first published full-length novel in the Stick Shift Lips Series. She has since written and published thirteen books and is currently working on a few upcoming projects. Besides writing, Maria enjoys listening to music and playing guitar with her husband. She also loves drawing, painting, and travelling.