Destroyed Destiny by Mary Catherine Gebhard EPUB & PDF -eBook Details
- Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
- Genre: Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Multicultural Romances, Black & African American Romance Fiction
- Publish Date: 25 November 2020
- Size: 1.7 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Avail for Download
- Price: Free
In fairy tales the roles are clearly drawn. The princess waits for the hero, the
hero slays the villain, and happily ever after marks the end. But my love story
with Grayson Crowne began when I stole his happily ever after, and as our
four hearts crossed, all our roles corrupted.
Now I stared at my villain, the boy I once thought a prince.
“What is this place?” I asked.
It was already raining so hard I could barely see beyond the sparkling,
black beads. The inky umbrella above our heads did nothing to stop the
onslaught of water splashing against my ankles and wrists. We stood before
the double doors of a castle, its stony towers vanishing into the black night.
My uncle always wanted me to come here. I have a feeling his vision was
a little bit different.
West stared at the doors with a distant look. He’d been quiet during the
plane ride and in the ensuing town car. It had been little less than eleven
hours since I’d left Grayson, and I was exhausted.
I stayed awake the entire trip, refusing to let my guard down for a second
around West, even when he fell asleep. I thought about Grayson constantly. If
he’d gotten out of the cuffs. If I never should have put him in them, never
should have left. All he had to do was yell and his guards would come. Or…
Lottie, still sleeping in his wing.
Still his wife, legally.
I wondered if I’d made a mistake.
If what I was doing was the right thing.
I turned to West. “West, what is this—”
He snatched my chin between his thumb and forefinger. Gone was the
distant look, the quiet sleeping boy from the plane.
In his place returned the man I’d first glimpsed in the town car.
I’m a jealous master, Angel, and I’m done sharing you.
“You should really practice speaking only when spoken to, Angel. I can’t
protect you if you refuse to understand the rules.”
My heart thumped louder than the splashing rain.
The door beyond us opened, but West’s grip on my chin tightened,
forcing me to hold his gaze. The way he spoke wasn’t cruel. In fact, the entire
trip from Crowne Point to here…he’d been nice.
As if we were still husband and wife.
As if he hadn’t handed me already drawn-up divorce papers to turn me
into the thing I dreaded most.
But I ground my teeth to hold in my words.
This was never about protection.
He clenched his jaw like he could see the words in my eyes, but released
“Grab your luggage,” he said, picking up his own black leather carrier
and walking through the arched stone doorway.
Once again my heart rose to my throat. This castle was huge. The ride up
to it took thirty minutes. We’d maneuvered through secret, sprawling green
hills. Then, after dropping us off, the car disappeared back the way it came.
No servant to gather our things or even hold the umbrella over our head.
That was wrong.
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