When one lie is shattered, another begins.
My wife is on her deathbed and I’ve barely been married a day. The poison she took was meant for me. I should be the one lying in a hospital bed looking as though each moment might be my last. The guilt I feel is indescribable.
It’s a bit too late to realise I’m in love with Jennifer. I’ve screwed the poor girl over so many times she can barely stand to look at me. Every time I come near her she flinches, and I can hardly blame her. All I know is that I need to make this right. I owe her that much.
I used to be good at delivering the impossible, but this time I'm not so sure. The odds are not stacked in my favour.
Losing isn’t going to be an option, though. If I lose her, I lose everything...
About the Author
Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and... sand then it's all good. In her spare time she's usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she's one of few woman who wouldn't mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you'll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies. She's a big fan of BDSM in all its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn't big enough) is her riding crop.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Review of 'The Velvet Caress' This is the second volume in what must be a new four or five volume set on the adventures and trials of Jennifer Courtney Matthews, nee Redcliff. The first series, 'Pony Tails'- or as I call it the Albrecht series - begins with our heroine, Jennifer, arriving at what she thinks is an exercise spa. She quickly learns that at the spa does specialize in physical training - and a lot more. (Available in e-text and bound editions from the links nearby) At the end of the series, Jennifer is reluctantly engaged to one of the three men she despises with a purple passion; under an impossible threat to insure her cooperation. The groom, Mark Matthews, isn't happy about the engagement; it's half between feeling a shotgun's muzzle on his neck and half between jumping off a London skyscraper. In this new series, Jennifer and her new husband, Mark Matthews, begin their days of wedded bliss -or Mark's bliss, Jennifer's nightmare. However, this blissful state isn't to the liking of others, who - interfere... This second volume reveals the results of the interference; and forces a change in Jennifer and Mark that shocks both of them. Underneath a good love story are a series of mysteries; this starts with a near murder - and ends with a kiss.