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THE ESSENCE OF FATE by Alison Steuart
Release Date: April 14, 2021
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
It is human nature to erect a protective wall around yourself when life teaches you a hard lesson.
Trust doesn’t come easily when your perfect, happy life gets yanked out from under you.
When the scars left by someone else’s lies are permanent.
Then fate decides to test your resolve and push your limits, to prove you wrong at every turn.
But…everything about this is wrong for me…he is wrong for me.
How is it that I have spent my life thinking it was perfect, that I was truly happy, when nothing could be further from the truth?
I want for nothing…or so I thought. Then one day, while driving down the highway, fate introduces me to what I’ve been missing.
I wish I knew then what I know now, because I would have handled everything differently.
But I didn’t and I may never forgive myself for making her not trust me.
Charlotte and Ian’s story is a contemporary romance steeped in the undeniable connection of soul mates.
When two souls have loved that deeply before, they will find each other again…and again and again.
This is a standalone novel in the Souls Reunited Series that features an endearing cast of characters that make you appreciate the bond that can be shared with family and close friends.
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I’m almost home. Very much looking forward to the peace and tranquility of my sanctuary. That’s what my penthouse is to me. It’s my escape from everything and everyone. High above the city where no one can find me, no one can see me, no one can hear me. It’s perfect.
Yet, this evening, as I walk through the foyer, it suddenly seems quiet and vast and empty. Putting my things down, I head over to the bar to fix a drink, the clink of ice cubes on glass echoing through the silence. Mindlessly pouring the scotch, I fill the glass a little too much. Not that I really care; I probably need it.
Standing at the window, I take a fortifying sip, relax my shoulders, and look out across the ocean, lit up and sparkling by the full moon hanging low in the early night sky. My mind is fully occupied by Charlotte, wondering where she is right now, what she’s doing, what she’s thinking. And there it is, that feeling deep in my core, the same one I felt when I was walking toward her for the first time. Like a magnet, being pulled by that invisible force of energy. If you let it go, they inevitably lock together with a snap, sometimes impossible to break apart.
I should tread lightly. My sudden obsession is new ground; this powerful attraction and bone-deep need for her is foreign. Initially, my easy confidence has no doubt she will be mine and soon. That’s how it’s always worked for me. But in the back of my mind, there is something telling me it’s different this time. She’s different. My grip tightens on my glass as I try to ignore the possessive longing that just came over me. This could get interesting.
I raise my glass to the moon, now blazing bright. “Here’s to you, Charlotte LeFay, until we meet again.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison is an old soul that loves old places with old stories. Any opportunity to be in nature is never turned down, that is where she feels most at home. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to paint, draw, do interior design, and just be creative. More than anything, she loves to spend time and have fun with her amazing husband, son, and daughter. They are more than family, they are her best friends.
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