Young and unsuspecting, Rochelle Rathbone flirts with danger and becomes involved with Tobias Chandler, Miami drug czar, setting the stage for horrors she never knew existed until after their marriage.
Guarded around the clock in his Miami mansion, she becomes a prisoner. Her desire for freedom grows into an obsession, triggering the most desperate attempt in her life, despite Tobias’s threat to kill her if she attempts to leave him. Freedom is worth the risk, and she devises a successful plan of escape.
With three thousand miles separating Rochelle from her tormentor, life is never sweeter than when she falls in love with handsome, debonair Michael Matheson. Nothing but the fear of Tobias coming after her can disrupt her happiness more than when she opens her door to see Tobias standing there like some evil prodigy out of hell.
With the deadly threat of his retaliation hanging over her head and marring the near perfect paradise found with Michael, Rochelle knows there are only two things that will stop Tobias’s domination and pursuit of her—her death or his.
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About the Author
Jeanette Cooper, a native Georgian, a former elementary school teacher, graduate of University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Reading instruction, is mother of a son, grandmother of a grandson, and lives in North Florida near the Suwannee River. Jeanette enjoys walking, reading, cooking, and gardening, but her greatest pleasure comes from writing and watching characters come alive as they interact with one another in adventurous life-like dramas that motivate reading pleasure. Her latest romantic suspense novels are Passionate Promise, Vulnerable to Deceptive Love, Stripped of Dignity and The Wrong Victim..
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This is a great book. I could not put it down. I look forward to reading all of her books. I would recommend this author's work to anyone who loves a good mystery.
Young, beautiful, impressionable and brought up in a solid family setting, Rochelle Rathbone is unaware of the evils lying beyond the borders of her parents¿ protective nurturing. When she becomes involved with Tobias Chandler, Miami drug affiliate to the Columbian Cartel, a man old enough to be her father, she becomes blinded by big spending, posh nightspots and an entertaining party life that Tobias presents to her.************ Not until Rochelle becomes Mrs. Tobias Chandler does she realize her husband is a hardened and calloused monster intent on controlling her and everyone around him. With a criminal mind, and always alert to possible legal sanctions, he will stop at nothing¿not even murder¿to protect him from prosecution. Rochelle becomes his pawn¿subjected to mental, physical and sexual abuse, held as a virtual prisoner, and guarded around the clock in a Miami mansion with six-foot walls surrounding it.************ The author¿s insightful treatment of the subject of spousal abuse is a wake up call for mothers whose young daughters are unwittingly putting themselves in harm¿s way because of enticements that make them feel grown-up and glamorous. ¿Desperate Choices¿ will sicken you with its violence, but it will give you an awareness of the need to guard your young daughters against predators like Tobias Chandler who is ready to compromise their childish innocence.************ In Cooper¿s suspenseful tale is a story of a young woman¿s heroic strength during her escape from a violent man and a dangerous situation, despite his abusive death threats if she attempts to leave him. ************ Central to the storyline is the development of a beautiful love story between Rochelle and Michael Matheson, whom Rochelle meets after escaping from Tobias. Contrasted against the spousal abuse, a budding romance permits Rochelle the opportunity to experience real love instead of the superficial relationship that scars and distorts her concept of normal love.************ Michael Matheson, a desirably handsome man of many talents, lives through his own personal trials, which cause him to give up his flourishing architectural firm in San Francisco to take over the management of his father¿s bank in Montana. Carved from his father¿s strong teachings, Michael¿s personality is built upon a steadfast, responsible nature yet, even when things seem far less than perfect in his life, he is able to display a lightness of manner and easy-going persona, which endears most of his friends and associates to him.************ The first few pages of ¿Desperate Choices¿ grabbed my interest and drew me into the suspenseful plot immediately. With continual action in a series of dramatic events with dynamic characters, I was hooked on this thrilling story and eagerly kept reading to discover the resolution.************ ¿Desperate Choices¿ is a wonderful read that will put you in the seat of its main character, Rochelle Rathbone, and leave you vicariously experiencing her pain, fear, and romantic passions when she falls in love with Michael. The inequities she suffers from a vicious and vengeful man drew strong sympathy. Then I rejoiced when she fell in love with a decent man who had her best interest at heart. Her constant fear of death by Tobias tensed me for the unexpected and dramatic resolution. I didn¿t want the book to end. I¿d love to read a sequel that follows the wonderful love story of Rochelle and Michael.************ A thrilling plot filled with mystery and suspense and a breathtaking love story makes ¿Desperate Choices¿ a great novel.************ Reviewed by Geraldine Floyd