(From the publisher):
From the publisher
One Man. One Woman. Two Little Girls.
Starris Latrice Gilmore endured her husband's verbal degradation for six years. Then she divorced him, but not before he had stripped her of her money, pride and womanhood. On the day she received the final decree, Starris, a cottage friend, visited the local children's home. While there she met a little girl. The child's story of abandonment touched her heart. Starris took the little girl into her home, and gave her the love all children deserve. One month from finalizing the adoption, Starris lost her job. And while her
RavenLove line of greeting cards tested well in the marketplace, the small income they provide is not enough to make a living. Starris has been looking for work for three months, and she needs to find a job soon or the state will take the child away.
Jordon Randolph (J.R.) Banks married while still in college, and found to his dismay that he didn't know his wife as well as he'd thought. A few days after a freak injury ended his professional basketball career, Jordon found his wife in bed with another man. He divorced her. Jordon never knew how much his ex-wife despised him or of the lengths she could go to exact her vengence until he received a letter one year after her murder, informing him that he had a daughter, and that the child was in an orphanage in Atlanta. Though Jordon did get his daughter out of the system, his marriage and the resulting betrayal of his wife left its indelible mark, for Jordon Banks has vowed never to love or trust another woman again.
The Two Little Girls:
Jolie Banks and Danielle Carter are both ten years old. They attend the same private school, compete on the swim team, and are the best of friends. One lives in the lap of luxury. One does not know her family. Danielle and Jolie are as different as night and day and yet, incredibly enough, they share the same middle name and birth date. They both want their parents to fall in love so that they can become sisters, but more unites these two little girls than anyone could possibly know.
Following up on a lead, Starris applies at ROBY, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with teenaged boys. Jordon is the Executive Director of ROBY, Inc., and he recognizes Starris as soon as she steps through the door for her interview. The sparks fly as soon as Jordon and Starris meet, but there is something about the beautiful Starris that elicits strong emotions in Jordon. He tries to resist temptation, but chance meetings evolve into a relationship that neither is ready for or want.
Two hearts, shattered by betrayal. Two little girls with dubious beginnings. Starris and Jordon must walk many crossroads before they can learn love and trust each other.
Original title: Subtle Secrets
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Romance→ Ethnic Romance