About The Book
An Inspirational Fiction Romance Novel
Releasing July 12, 2016
Pre Order: www.pauletteharper.com
Single and content, Real Estate Developer, Aaron Blackman is determined not to be in another relationship. His ex- Macy, gave him enough drama to last a life time. The only thing that has his attention right now, is his growing business, that’s until Simone Herron comes along. Fighting to keep his promise to himself, he soon learns that when it comes to love some rules are meant to be broken.
After losing her fiancé to an untimely death, Simone Herron is relocating and trying to put the past behind her. A new chapter in her life is what she is hoping for but what happens when her past and her present collide? Will she let the walls she has built come down?
Simone must learn that in order to love again, she must conquer her past fears and allow God to put all the broken pieces together.
About The Author
A multi-published, best-selling and award-winning wordsmith,who writes Christian fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Paulette has been writing since 2008.
She is also the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and as a book writing coach she enjoys assisting aspiring authors navigate through the process of publishing books, marketing and creating an online presence.
Secret Places Revealed opens with Aaron's single-minded determination to not become involved in anything more than his blossoming, potentially successful business pursuits - but life has a way of changing even the most carefully determined plan, and so it is that Simone enters Aaron's life with her own preset obstacles to romance.
It should be mentioned that this is billed as an inspirational romance. This label means that God's hand is ever-present throughout the story line, and that spiritual references are part of the events. Even when His will is being questioned, forces are being set into place that will lead both characters in new directions: "People told her never to question God. But those who knew Simone knew her to be inquisitive. She couldn’t understand why God had taken away the only man she ever truly loved. Joshua was her soul mate, her friend, the love of her life, her future children’s father."
Manhattan is the backdrop for the romantic action; but both characters are experiencing lives interrupted by challenging changes when they meet, and sparks don't fly automatically when so many jigsaw pieces of their broken lives remain scattered. It will take a miracle (or divine intervention) for these wounded individuals to overcome their pain and see love and broken dreams alike forging new directions for their lives.
On the face of it, Secret Places Revealed is a romance, to be sure. But there's something deeper happening than an attraction between two powerful, professional individuals, and this is where the spiritual side of the story comes into play.
Many satisfying devices are used: street talk and slang are realistic and well done, the characters of Aaron and Simone are both visions of beauty both internally and externally, and there are many light moments sprinkled throughout, as when a young man with saggy pants tries to flirt with Simone right in front of Aaron, using a poor pick-up line that cause both to laugh.
How does healing begin and where does love enter the picture - and how does divine intervention enter into the scene? What flaws are deal-killers and what knowledge serves to solidify the passions and purposes of a deeper love?
Secret Places Revealed covers all these topics and more and is especially recommended for religious romance readers who like their protagonists powerful, sassy, human, and God-driven.
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Later that night when Aaron arrived home, he and Simone talked for another few hours. He crawled into bed and pulled the covers over his muscle toned body. His mind traveled back to dinner, the conversations and the wonderful evening he had with her. Why was he feeling like their relationship was speeding as fast as a rocket into space? Were they moving too fast?
They were spending a lot to time together and although their relationship was just developing, he was getting attached. Maybe it was the fact that as hard as he tried to fight his feelings, he had broken his own rule. Maybe it was the fact that he hadn’t been in a genuine relationship in so long and it scared him.
Unbeknownst to her, in the short time that they had known each other, she had kidnaped his thoughts, got him to miss his poker night with the fellas, and had him considering settling down.
He wasn’t looking to be in any relationship. He was consumed with work and everything else that could occupy his time and then she came along. That first touch in the elevator and the first time he laid eyes on her, set everything off and everything in motion. He couldn’t put the brakes on even if he wanted too.
He pondered over everything that could go wrong, like if things didn’t work out how would it affect their working relationship? Would she eventually turn out to be like Macy? Or could he stand to see her everyday knowing he couldn’t hold her, kiss her or even talk about their future.
Could he handle that? He shook his head. He had to force the thoughts from his mind.
Why was he second guessing himself, the relationship or his feelings? He liked her—a lot. The realization was that Simone had caught his eye and captured his heart and it wasn’t anything he could do about it.
He turned over, reached for his phone on the nightstand and viewed the selfies they had taken at dinner.
His lips curled in a smile.
She was intelligent, charming, and graceful, and those beautiful brown eyes reminded him too well why he wasn't able to get her out of his mind. He would push aside all the fear and doubt and embrace the possibilities that Simone was a perfect fit for him.
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