Briley’s best friend, Juliana, is celebrating her 30th birthday in style. Briley has done everything in her power to make the night special, even putting aside her own misery in her failing marriage to disloyal Mark.
When she discovers that one of the guests is a dark stranger from her past, Briley recognises that if she’s not careful, her own secrets will spill from the closet.
Keith Trimble was her favourite mistake, one she has never been able to forget. But right now, when her life is unraveling, he is a further complication she’d rather not have to deal with.
However, it seems Keith has other ideas.
Choosing change but ever the peacemaker, well-organised Briley soon realizes that she can’t keep everyone happy. She must expose her treachery if she is to keep her own head above water. She’s being forced to fight for what is hers and she will do just that.
She soon learns though, that life has its own way of putting things into perspective. Some things are simply beyond our control
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About the Author
Paulette was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the age of nine her parents moved to the Kenepuru Sound, where she attended a small rural school. There she met a teacher who awoke in her a passion for writing, which continued into her teenage years. Often she would write vivid imaginings of shipwrecks on deserted islands involving her classmates, to stave off the boredom of their regimented boarding school life. Her writing waned when adulthood struck, leading her back to Christchurch to start work. She quickly became absorbed in the computer industry, having been given a golden opportunity for on the job training with a local firm. At the age of twenty her career met a fork in the road and she became a solo mother, a move which quickly saw her on a fast track to becoming the independent woman she is now. Her husband Tony, whom she met at the age of twenty-four would argue this was not always a good thing! Together they have four children, one grandchild, two dogs, one cat and a healthy mortgage. An opportunity to attend a university course on creative writing was waved under her nose several years after they were married and she went on to attend the extended course also, giving her desire to write a much needed thrust back on track. Her first novel, Riding The Hurricane, was released in July 2008. She is an active member of Writing.com, and an avid supporter of local short story competitions, although longer works have always been her passion.