NOT EVERY LOVE STORY IS PRETTY.
SOME LOVE STORIES ARE MESSY, COMPLICATED & DANGEROUS.
SOME LOVE STORIES AREN'T EVEN SANE.
"Every element of my carefully constructed persona, from the way I talk to the way I do my nails, is controlled. I control my image because I have to. Because my life depends on it. Because if they find out who I really am, my life would be over."
This isn’t the life Annaliese Rivera was supposed to be have. The private jets, the yachts, the parties along the French Riviera — she wasn’t born for this. But with sheer determination, hard work, and a few lies along the way, she managed to sneak into this world. She’s come far from the tiny town she was born in, a dirty speck on the map in coal-mining country in the southern U.S. And she feels like a fraud every single day because of it.
"As I watch her, I realize: She's afraid. This woman isn't fearless. The exact opposite, in fact. Every one of her carefully controlled movements seems designed as a defensive mechanism. Yet she forges ahead despite her fear. Why? And what's she afraid of? And most importantly, can I erase that terror from her eyes and show her a new life, one without fear?"
Nobody has questioned her carefully constructed new identity or her lack of a past — until Andreas Behringer. When Annaliese, the svelte blonde with the big laugh but sad eyes, catches his attention, he’s determined to get to know her — and to find out everything he can about her.
* COMING SPRING 2021 *