Hearts break. Loved ones are lost. Life keeps moving.
Olivia Martin’s afterlife was more dangerous and confusing than her life ever was. She thought she was ready to come back, to forget about Holden and to let go of the rage consuming her. Fulfilling her destiny as a guardian was all that mattered—the past could stay hidden in the crevices of her mind. However, when guardians are murdered and the evidence points towards jinn, she has to do something. To save anyone’s future, Olivia will have to confront the one person from her past she is terrified to see.
Holden waited for Olivia with the hope he would see her one more time. But when she didn’t return, he found salvation in darkness. The black and twisted road made it easier to forget what he lost than to live with the memory of what he had. An unexpected promotion shoves him into a world of intoxicating power and influence. Holden will have to choose between his new life and the woman he thought was gone forever.
From the ashes of Secrets, Choices are born that will change everything.
Here is an excerpt!
Why did I agree to this?
Better yet, why didn’t my heart understand what my brain so clearly explained? Holden
didn’t want us. He … No, I wouldn’t let myself do that. I would not think about Holden. He was
dead to me. It was the only way it could be, the only way I could do this.
Quintus was waiting for me, all dimples and kindness—the traitorous bastard. Where was
he when I needed him? Why didn’t he save me? The accusations running through my mind fell
aside, as I noticed how weird things were.
Everything looked different making me sad that my camera would never be able to
capture what I now saw—not that I had a camera anymore. Lights and colors shimmered through
the air and the trees, like I was inside a snow globe that someone was relentlessly shaking. How
had I not seen all of this around me? It was incredible.
The more Quintus spoke, the more I realized I had a lot to learn and plenty to distract
me from the person I wasn’t thinking about. I was also not thinking about the fact that I’d been
running around the forest stark naked giving Quintus quite a show until he made a crack about
what we needed to do first.
I didn’t think it could get worse until Quintus made some god awful dress appear on me.
“So what now? Do we walk?” I squished my bare toes into the soft leaves beneath my
feet. All I wanted was to not think about the past. The past was where he was and where I was
angry at Quintus. I could only look forward now, because hindsight offered no solace, no future.