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About The Book
She wanted a peaceful escape to the Bahamas. What she got was love and danger at every turn.
Renee Thomas can’t trust herself to pick a good man. Putting her life back together after being in an abusive relationship, she finds a job. Her new job isn’t exciting, but it nets one major positive: she reconnects with an old flame, but like a moth to a flame, her abuser also tries to reconnect with disastrous results, not only for her, but everyone she loves.
Jay Morris can’t afford any distractions. He’s staking his entire career on an IPO that must go off without any glitches…but he can’t stop thinking about Renee and the fear he saw in her eyes. He’d give up everything in order to protect her… he’d walk through fire for the chance to love her.
Jason Morris was seated in the conference room with his executive staff planning out the strategy for the most important IPO of his life. If all went well the company would be worth billions and he and his business partner would be able to walk away multi-millionaires. If things went really well, they would join the billionaire club.
“Now I don’t have to explain to anyone in this room the necessity for closed lips. Nothing we discuss is to be repeated outside of these walls.”
Heads nodded around the room.
“These next few months will make or break us. So, I’m going to need dedication and long nights… if you have vacation plans, scrap ‘em. If we keep our heads down and work hard this next month, I promise you, it will feel like Christmas every day around here after we finalize this public offering. Now are you with me?”
“Of course,” Larry, his right hand man said. “I’m in it to win it. So, if I have to cancel a few dates for a while. I’m sure I’ll survive.”
One of the women said, “I have kids, so I may have to take work home from time to time, but I’m in as well.”
“Thanks Sally, I appreciate your dedication. I know how important your children are to you and I promise I won’t make you sacrifice your time with them for too long.”
“Well,” Jason clasped his hands together. “Let’s get to work.”
His team scattered and then Jason went to his office and grabbed his coffee cup. He was in for a long day and needed to fill up on the blackest coffee he could find. He went into the break room and poured the coffee in his cup, took a couple of sips and then headed back down the hall towards his office.
Jason caught sight of a beautiful woman standing in front of his secretary’s desk. He rubbed his eyes figuring that fatigued had already set in, then glanced at her again. That’s when realized that his eyes weren’t playing tricks on him. Renee Thomas, the girl he’d attended high school and youth club with at church… she was also the same girl he’d carried a secret crush on for more years than he could count. He hadn’t seen her since high school. Now she was standing about five feet in front of him and suddenly he became that shy, gangly kid again.
He almost worked up the nerve to ask Renee out during tenth grade biology class, only to discover that Renee had started dating his best friend. So, Jason contented himself with playing the field and quietly pining after the one woman he couldn’t have. Then after graduation they all went off to college. Now they were all grown up.
About The Author
Vanessa Miller of Dayton, Ohio, is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Get You Some Business, Don’t Turn Your Back on God, and Can’t You Hear Them Crying. Vanessa is currently in the process of turning the novels in the Rain Series into stage productions.
Vanessa has been writing since she was a young child. When she wasn’t writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels, reading great books consumed her free time. However, it wasn’t until she committed her life to the Lord in 1994 that she realized all gifts and anointing come from God. She then set out to write redemption stories that glorify God.
To date, Vanessa has completed the Rain and Storm Series. She is currently working on the Forsaken series, Second Chance at Love series and a single title, Long Time Coming. Vanessa believes that each book will touch readers across the country in a special way. It is, after all, her God-given destiny to write and produce plays and novels that bring deliverance to God’s people. These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.
• Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award 2003
• Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction 2004
• Nominated for the NAACP Image Award (Christian Fiction) 2004
• Essence Bestseller’s List March 2008; May 2008 (Former Rain)
• Essence Bestseller’s List September 2008 (Rain Storm)
• Black Expressions Book Club Alternate Selection 2007, 2008 & 2009.
Vanessa originally self-published, then in 2006 she signed a five-book deal with Urban Christian/Kensington. Her books can now be found in Wal-Mart, and almost all major bookstores, including African American bookstores and online bookstores such as Amazon.com.
Vanessa is a dedicated Christian and devoted mother. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. In 2007, Vanessa was ordained by her church as an exhorter. Vanessa believes this was the right position for her because God has called her to exhort readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord.
Most of Vanessa’s published novels depict characters that are lost and in need of redemption. The books have received countless favorable reviews.
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What others are saying…. “Readers will be emotionally invested in the characters from the start. The character’s pain and inner struggles lead to heart-wrenching scenes. Themes of faith, forgiveness and reconciliation make this a powerful testament to God’s faithfulness that will remain with the reader long after the final page.” — RT Reviewer