After suffering from a severe emotional breakdown, Victoria Carlisle is treated at the Bergen Valley mental hospital in New Jersey. She leaves the hospital with the hopes of a brighter future. Victoria has experienced love that she never knew existed with Collin Turner, her handsome, young, estranged lover, although to her, he was so much more. After separating for months, she believes that Collin still feels the same, but they struggle to overcome the obstacles that keep them from being together.
While house hunting, Victoria reconnects with an old friend, Preston James, who attempts to steal her heart. She is suddenly distracted by his presence, but deep down she knows what she wants.
Emerging in more ways than one, Victoria explores a racier sex life, the opportunity to travel, finding her independence, and falling in love again. Wanting nothing more than a second chance at happiness, Victoria desperately holds on to her relationship, but at what cost? It becomes a rollercoaster ride as she hoards secrets and battles with jealousy and many of the repressive demons of her past. At times she feels as though her life is a dream come true, but at other times she fears that she may be spiraling toward repeating history.
Can Victoria free herself from her dark past so she can finally open her heart to her one true love?
Diamond Love is the second installment of the epically emotional Moonstone Dreams Series.
|Publisher:||S C Miotto|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story picks right up at ending of book #1 in this series (Moonstone Dreams). After suffering a complete mental breakdown Victoria finds herself in a mental institution. Her abusive husband Frank has left her for another woman, she never made her meeting with the love of her life Collin, and her breakdown have completely shattered her world leaving her feeling lost and unsure of what she should do next. Nothing is ever easy or simple for Victoria. As she finally begins to gain some control of her life and is trying to move on from losing Collin an old friend emerges who stirs feelings in her that she isn't quite sure she is ready for. Her friendship with Preston is as easy now as it was when they were kids and though she is attracted to him, she knows it is Collin that she still wants. When finally reunited with Collin things are different. Outside obstacles and bad decisions on both parts stress their happiness. Though their chemistry is undeniable will their love be strong enough to endure what lies before them? Will Victoria stop keeping things from Collin? Has Collin changed so much in their time apart? Just when you think things can't be more perfect demons from the past emerge to destroy all that is good…will they survive or will this be the end? I can't even begin to describe how many times I had to put my tablet down for a few minutes because I was too mad at either Victoria or Collin to keep reading without the fear of throwing it against the wall! This book had me questioning integrity, loyalty, and innocence vs. guilt of the characters. There were surprises that had me gasping and bad decisions that had me cursing like a sailor at the stupidity! I am telling you I was a wreck…and the ending about killed me!!! I can't wait for the third book in the series to find out what happens! I have so many questions that need to be answered as to what happened with different characters it's killing me. S.C. Miotto has done another fabulous job and needs to be on your radar, if she isn't already! This is a series for anyone looking for a sweet love story filled with angst, suspense, and surprised balanced with just the right amount of toe curling sex that isn't so graphic there is nothing left to the imagination. If that's you go one-click Moonstone Dreams (book #1) and Diamond Love (book #2) for an emotional ride we can all relate to in some way.