SHE is Lyria Grayson. After leaving an abusive relationship, Lyria became a Pulitzer Prize winning author. While hosting a book signing, she met and married wealthy Ezra Westbrook. Although she has everything she wants, the past still haunts her. The house where her torture occurred still stands. She vowed that one day she would return and burn it to the ground. Finally, that day has arrived.
Ezra raised his face from its perch. “Why aren't you in a state of jubilation?” He kissed the top of my head. I closed my eyes and reveled in his tenderness. “Your second book is coming alive on the big screen, yet you've toned-down that accomplishment.” On hearing his concerns I narrowed my eyes suspiciously. “I don't understand all the misery you seem to be feeling.”
Finally, Ezra grasped my shoulders and turned me around. To avoid his stare, I cast my eyes toward the floor. “I don't know Ezra. I just don't feel like celebrating, this time.”
Shaking me gently Ezra acknowledged, “You’re Lyria Grayson, the famous author. Not everyone can say their book has been turned into a movie. Victorian Dreams is still pulling down millions. Now, your other book has also been selected.” He kissed my forehead. “You should be elated. Please tell me what’s wrong.”
As if a chill passed over me I stroked my shoulders. Sensing my shiver, Ezra’s strong hands passed over mine. “There’s something I need to do, Ezra.”