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His Wounded Light
Published: Dec 10th, 2013
~ Synopsis ~
The perfect life.
The perfect marriage.
The jilted lover.
Their worlds collide.
Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again. All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last.
Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.
~ Excerpt ~
“Good evening, everyone. So sorry we're late.”
I turn my head in the direction of her eyes.
“Are you fucking kidding me?” I mutter under my breath.
It's Jesse Cain. I glare at Betty, and she responds by shrugging her shoulders. I remember that she said she no longer bothers with the seating arrangements. I’m left with no choice but to get up from my chair and shake his hand.
“Cain, how are you?” I ask rather hypocritically. I can’t even stand to be in the same country as him, let alone share a table with this guy. One at which he sits so close to my wife, no less.
“Ailey,” he says coolly. “This is my fiancée, Rose.”
I offer my hand to her and she shakes it warmly. She's very pretty, almost beautiful, but certainly not Isabel stunning, at least to me. She’s quite voluptuous and her dress leaves little to the imagination. I guess she has to compete for his attention, given that he is one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. He’s clearly a crowd drawer at fundraising events like these. I’ll never know why, since he’s such an arrogant ass. Cain pulls her seat out for her and remains standing. Sure enough, he walks over to Betty and Isa.
“Betts.” He gives her a hug and offers his hand to Leigh, who shakes it disinterestedly.
Okay, here it comes.
Wait. No. She’s getting up. Why is she getting up?
He leans down to give her a hug. “Hi, Isa. Nice to see you.”
She embraces him a little too warmly. The smile on her face as she says his name slays me. “Hi, Jess.”
As soon as Cain takes a seat next to me, I lean over and whisper in her ear. “It's Jess-e. There's an E at the end.”
She responds by taking my hand, slipping it through the slit of her dress and resting it on her thigh. If I stretch my finger out far enough, I’ll be able to touch that part of her that might get her attention. Out of the blue, I have the urge to take the napkin on her lap and tie it around her neck to cover up her chest. Sort of like a bib in a seafood restaurant.
“He looks at you all googly-eyed like that one more time and I'm going to poke his fucking eyes out,” I whisper, punctuating my words with light squeezes of her thigh.
She thinks I'm kidding so she laughs.
~ Character Spotlight ~
Hi! My name is Alex Ailey. Born in the Boston and I am a business owner for a living.
Let’s get to know you better
Tell us your favorite:
Song: Anything by Sublime, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones
Movie/ TV Show: Most shows on Showtime or HBO
Band: Too many to name
Color: Isa loves putting me in greens and blues
Food: Anything I can cook on my new grill
Drink: Old Fashioned, Scotch, Craft beers
Cartoon Character: Anyone from Wacky Races
Hobbies: Cars, Isabel
Vacation Spots: Anywhere with Isabel, our latest trip was to Bali. Over the blue water. Just the two of us.
Let’s dig deep
Describe your fashion style: Casual
Describe your daily routine: I don’t have one. I make it a point to have breakfast with my wife and children. The rest of the day depends on what is going on at the office or my travels. I also have physical therapy and gym workouts at least a few times a week.
3 major things you can’t live without? Isabel, Eddie and Maddy
If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why? I cuss too much
What is your worst habit? Cussing, Always wanting inside Isabel
Greatest fear in life? Losing my family
Most likely to be arrested? I could be.
If there is one person you could bring back from the dead, who would it be and why? I would love for Isabel to see her mother one more time.
One of your most embarrassing moments? Isa? Can you help me with this?
Greatest regret so far? I have no regrets.
Greatest achievement in life? Getting the girl. That was a lot of work!
Let’s talk dirty
Boxers or briefs? Boxers
Lights on or lights off? On
Sexiest part of your body? Whatever Isa loves
Sexiest part of Isabel’s body? Her beautiful boobs. And then her legs. And her ass.
Kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? I don’t kiss and tell.
Favorite place to get down and dirty? Anywhere with Isa. All she has to do is just look at me.
~ About the Author ~
Christine Brae is a full time career woman who thought she could write a book about her life and then run away as far as possible from it. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of so many women with the same story to tell. This is her second and final book in the Light in the Wound series. Her third book is scheduled to come out in late 2014.
When not listening to the voices in her head or spending late nights at the office, Christine can be seen shopping for shoes and purses, running a half marathon or spending time with her husband and three children in Chicago.
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