Back in the US, Megan finds herself in a prison of another kind; her
money- loving husband who plans to exploit her.
Alone with Reed, I look at him in disbelief, my eyes brimming with tears. ‘How… how could you, Reed? How could you love someone else so …so quickly?’
‘Megan, I don’t understand; why are you so upset? You left me!’
Feeling like I’m in a really bad dream, I turn and drag myself out of the apartment.
How could this happen?
When did it happen?
How could Reed let my baby call another woman ‘Momma’?
When I get to the parking lot, to steady my trembling self, I sit on the kerb and hold my head in my hands.
I look up into Reed’s face.
‘What the hell is going on with you? I mean, you don’t want me. She does, Megan!’
‘Reed, this is crazy. How can this be happening, Reed? We went through so much. You risked your life for me. You found me. I live for you and Wyatt. How can things go so horribly wrong, Reed?’
‘Megan, I asked myself those same questions when you left. I loved you. I needed you. We needed you and you could so callously leave like that? Without a solid reason? Everything you said to me in the past – I doubted after you left. Now, I’m moving on and you come back and you get upset when I find someone, who took all that you threw away? What is wrong with you?’
‘I love you, Reed,’ I sob. ‘I love you!’
‘Don’t say that!’ he yells, his face scrunched in pain.'Dont! Please ...'
‘I do! I do! I do!’
‘Reedwan!’ Abeeda appears behind him with my baby on her hip. My baby. ‘Come inside. Now.’
I take in her long, modest, almost traditional Muslim dress, her scarf around her face that draws back her hair, the righteous indignation she has on her face, and wonder: is this the same girl I used to down tequila’s with?
Reed glances at Abeeda then at me. ‘Go home, Megan and please… stay away.’
‘But you love me, Reed.’
He stiffens and in a cold voice says, ‘I don’t. Sorry. I don’t love you. I don’t want you.’
Those words cut so deep, I want to die. Curl up on the pavement and die right now.
‘Reedwan, leave her alone,’ Abeeda says in a calm voice. ‘She’s a big girl. She’ll work it out. Let’s go.’
I expect him to listen to her and leave, but he remains where he is and looks at me, a blubbering mess.
‘Reedwan!’ she calls again.
Still, he remains where he is, swallowing hard, his Adam’s apple bobbing away.
I finally get up, run to my car and speed off, my heart splintering.
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Reviews from Readers:
I have not read anything close to this plot line...ever! I am an avid reader and this is one of my top 10 favorites! I also LOVED her Gringa book. I think this author is wicked intelligent and has a gift for the craft of story telling :).
All in All, this is on the top of my list of favorite reads. I highly recommend that anyone that likes romance with a twist, purchase this book, then after that, read her "Gringa" series. You won't be disappointed, I guarantee it!
I have not read anything close to this plot line...ever! I am an avid reader and this is one of my top 10 favorites! I also LOVED her Gringa book. I think this author is wicked intelligent and has a gift for the craft of story telling :)
…this is now one of my favorite books.
As I raced through the two volumes of this book at breakneck speed, I kept wishing I was an editor at a big publishing house. No, not because of the typos, though there were a few; but because I'd love to 'discover' Eve Rabi and hand her a million dollar advance. Because I feel in my gut that this could be the next big thing, the funny, female, 3rd millennium version of M*A*S*H.
Don't want to spoil it but I will tell you that it will make you cry. Luckily Megan redeems herself and takes matter into her own hands.
Warning: Contains strong language, sex scenes, violence