Part II explores what happens between a couple who are deeply in love, but find it difficult to overcome issues of trust, betrayal and past hurts.
Yuwanda Black, the author explains why a Part II was necessary for this Amazon Top 100 category seller, saying:
"Even when you love someone, sometimes it's just not enough. And while we're supposed to find a happily ever after at the end of each romance novel, sometimes it's a tenuous happily ever after. You just know that there's more to the story.
I hadn't intended for Brooke and Zeke's love story to continue, but once the characters start talking, they take you on a real-life journey – and sometimes it's filled with twists and turns that even I, as the author, don't see."
Brooke and Zeke get their second chanced at love, but secrets that can destroy it. In this part, we find out if they're willing to put in the work – to fight for their love, even when another crushing betrayal crops up between them.
Following is an excerpt.
"… I don't want you to ever promise me the moon and the stars and all that unrealistic mumbo jumbo. All I ever want is for you to promise me that you'll come to me; that you'll let me in fully, ok?"
Those words would come back to haunt Brooke.
. . .
"Does 3:00 pm work for you?" Zeke asked as he chopped garlic for the pasta they were preparing.
"Yeah, that's fine," Brooke responded, lost in thought.
Zeke had reached a point in his therapy where her presence as his fiancé was required. Although she knew this time was coming, she was nervous about it. She didn't want anything to destroy the newfound love they reveled in.
These last six months had been perfect; so perfect that she could look at the five years they'd spent apart as a blessing.
She understood now all too well now why Zeke had refused to discuss his past with her all those years ago. Maybe if she'd just left well enough alone, she wouldn't be facing the situation she'd soon find herself in once she walked through his therapist's doors.
Will the secret she's keeping destroy them forever?
Can their love survive yet another breach of trust?
Or will there be no Return for either of them this time?
"Baby you're shaking like a leaf. What's wrong?" Zeke asked.
"Just a bad dream, that's all. I'm fine," Brooke said.
"That's the third one this week. What's going on Brooke? I've never known you to have bad dreams like this."
"Honey it's nothing, really. I think I'm just a little stressed with work at all. I'm adding some new material to my YouTube channel and I'm nervous about how subscribers are going to react," she said.
"Go back to sleep. I'm fine. I'm just gonna go get a drink of water."
Kissing him lightly, Brooke slid from the bed and went to the kitchen.
She hated not being completely honest with Zeke. Part of her stress was work-related, but she knew that it had nothing to do with the dreams she was having. Ever since his proposal, she'd been having horrible dreams. There was one in particular that haunted her.
A baby was playing on the edge of a body of water. She yells for the baby to come to her, but it laughs and backs deeper into the pool of water.
She runs, but can't get there fast enough. She keeps reaching for the baby, but he's always just out of reach. And just when it seems like she's about to get ahold of his little hand, she wakes up.
Brooke knew it was her subconscious talking to her. Zeke's proposal had shaken loose the false sense of security that she could keep her secret hidden. It had made it all too real – the fact that they were going to be sharing a life together.
She'd just gotten him back. She couldn't risk losing him, and she feared that her secret would do just that – tear them apart … again. This time forever.
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About the Author: Yuwanda Black has written over 50 ebooks. She writes in several genres, ie, small business, self-publishing and romance. Return to Me, Part II is her fifth short, multi-cultural romance novel. Trapped by Desire (http://www.amazon.com/