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Grab the first book in all series part of the Carter Hills Band Universe at an exclusive discount price. The perfect way to start reading Emmanuelle Snow's bestselling universe.
Emotional love stories that will play with every string of your heart.
All books are part of the same interconnected world.
1. False Promises (Carter Hills Band series);
2. Sweet Agony (Whiskey Melody series);
3. Last Hope (Upon a Star series);
4. Fallen Legend (Love Song for Two series);
Read in suggested order above.
*Due to mature subject, most books are suitable for people over 18 years of age.
Fisting my hands at my sides, I paced the room, a ball of lightning bouncing around my chest. This was a nightmare. A disaster about to happen. How had I not seen this one coming? How could I have been so blind?
My nails dug trenches in my palms, drawing pinpricks of blood, but I would keep my composure.
The lump in my larynx rubbed against the chaffed walls of my throat.
I reeled in some of my wrath and tried another approach. My voice a ragged whisper. But calmer this time.
Putting my pride to rest. And urging my sanity to stay in the game.
“Lisa, you can’t be serious. Listen, there must be something I can do. Can we talk about it first? And what about the kids? How am I going to explain it to them? We’ll get help. You can’t just leave like this.”
No emotions, rather not the ones I wished to see, crossed her hardened features. No I’m-having-second-thoughts. Or you-might-be-right-we’ll-get-help.
My wife had turned into a stony version of herself.
Hoping the pain would numb the one ripping my chest in two, I tugged the roots of my hair. How could I have been so clueless about the woman I’d been married to for the last four years?
She pushed another shirt into her bag, ignoring my words.
Maybe I could reach out to the mother inside her.
“Lisa, your leaving will fuck them up for the rest of their lives. Abandoning your own children, really? That’s not what motherhood is all about.” I halted and turned around to face the woman, who I thought I knew so well, zipping up her royal-blue suitcase. The one that had traveled around the world with us for years. Yeah, what a joke.
She raised her gaze finally, and I saw determination pass through her eyes this time. She wasn’t doubting her decision to walk away from us. Her family. I studied her for a minute, wishing I could see tears glistening somewhere in them. Or regret marring her features. But there were none.
She was done.
When did my wife harbor a rock in place of her heart?
“Is it about the miscarriages?” I asked, praying she’d say yes and that I could call her doctor and set up an appointment to discuss her psychological distress. “I know how difficult it’s been on you. But it’s been hard on me too. We can get through this. Together. We’re a good team. We love each other.”
Lisa sighed and shook her head, her eyes still showing no sign of hurt. Or sadness. Or anything. “That’s the thing, Sam. I don’t love you. I did. Once. But both miscarriages were eye-opening. I need to find myself. I’m twenty-eight. For the last six years, I’ve followed you around the globe. I liked that. For the last four, I’ve played wife and mommy. And I enjoyed it. At some point. But being a parent is your thing. We had babies because you wanted to be a daddy. I never asked to be a mother. In all honesty, I thought it’d grow on me.” She shrugged. “But it didn’t. I crave fresh air. To be free to do whatever I want. Whenever I want it. And being a parent isn’t just what I hoped it’d be. I’m sorry, but I’m over it.”
I blinked. What? Was she serious right now? She’s over it?
I was having one of those crippling nightmares that felt too much like reality. This was it. No woman in her right mind would say such horrible things about her own children. About her family.
My Adam’s apple bobbed, and bile rose in my throat. Tinted with disgust. And disdain.
My wife was delusional.
Who should I call to get her some help?
Could her state of mind be ruled a mental breakdown? Did she require psychiatric professionals? Or a vacation? She looked sane.
Lisa smiled at me as if quitting on us was just a daily occurrence and not something about to wreck our entire world.
My shoulders fell, and so did my heart. I inched closer when she moved to her feet.
“Can we talk about this? Please. You owe me that. We’ve been through so much together. Did you forget everything?” I asked, forcing my voice to sound even, trying my best to keep my anger under wraps.
She offered me another twist of her lips. She looked diabolical. Who was this woman? Where did my wife go?
“I owe you nothing, Sammy. The ride has been fun, but I’m not playing this family game anymore. I’m out. Oh, and I’ll send you the divorce papers in a week or two.”
My eyes sprang wider.
What the actual fuck.
“Divorce papers? Don’t you think it’s a little early to talk about a divorce? We haven’t even fought about anything serious in the past, and now you’re talking about dissolving our marriage. Tell me you’re kidding. Where are the cameras? The crew? Is it for a celebrity prank TV show?”
My wife—or soon-to-be ex-wife if she had her way—huffed. As if anything I said sounded childish. Asking her to stay seemed to scrape on her nerves.
“C’mon, Sammy. I’m moving to the other side of the world. I won’t return. Ever. Come to terms with it. Nothing you do or say will change anything.” She sighed again and shook her head, looking desperate. “I. Am. Not. Coming. Back. Ever. This”—she gesticulated with her finger to the space around her—“is over. You and I, we’re done.” A car honked outside. “Now move, my cab is waiting.” She pushed past me, rolling her suitcase behind her.
I stood there, frozen. Nothing of this made sense. The dream had lasted long enough. I could wake up now. Please make this nightmare go away.
- False Promises
- BlindSided (Heart Song duet book #1)
- Sweet Agony
- Cruel Destiny (Second Tear duet book #1)
- Beautiful Salvation (Second Tear duet book #2)
- Wild Encounter (BreathLess duet book #1)
- Brittle Scars (BreathLess duet book #2)
- Last Hope
- Midnight Sparks
- Fallen Legend (Lonesome Heart duet book #1)
- Rising Star (Lonesome Heart duet book #2)
- SnowBound (Two of Us duet book #1)
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Jeez those guys. My favourite? I can't decide. I love Carter emotional yet alpha personality, the way Riley takes care of everyone he considers "family" as he always repeat and how Tucker steps up when people he loves need him. Jeff is hot and badass even when his life goes south and you wanna hug Sam when his wife left him and he changes his entire life to be a full-time daddy to those sweetest girls. Those guys are t he real deal all the way ---