by Aleatha Romig
*Paul* What will happen... when Jenn learns the truth that has been brewing deep inside me? ...when she learns my desires have been restrained? ...when containing them is no longer possible? Will she flee when there’s no place to run? Traveling to the isolation of a tropical island, we agree to lay our marriage and our future on the line. It’s the only way to face the demons—my demons—that threaten our life together. For us to make our marriage work, we must break down barriers, reveal the hidden places, and shine light where darkness has taken root. This reprieve from life is meant to be about us, our marriage, and our future. It is...until the unexpected happens... Will our marriage survive? Will we? This suspenseful, steamy stand-alone novella follows Paul and Jenn Masters, characters previously introduced in the novella UNCONVENTIONAL. This quick, spicy story may be read completely on its own or even before UNCONVENTIONAL. If you enjoy a fast and furious, heart-thundering ride that leaves you breathless and perhaps a bit hot and bothered, check out New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s THE VAULT novellas: UNCONVENTIONAL and UNEXPECTED. Have you been Aleatha’d?
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
This is a marriage in trouble. Six years together and they have kept secrets from each other that can no longer be kept hidden. As a one last ditch act, they agree to go away to a resort for ten days to see if they reconnect and save their marriage.
For Jenn, she has never stopped loving Paul. Her secrets are deep and she has never fully given herself completely to him. For Paul, he needs more than the vanilla sex they share. He needs the submission and complete trust from Jenn. He still loves her but after six years of holding back his needs, it is no longer possible to forward without making changes.
What starts as a wonderful trip full of new experiences and hope soon becomes a nightmare. Both Paul and Jenn are thrown into a situation from which they will both come out changed forever. Can this marriage survive?
Great story and characters in a marriage that deserves to be saved. Loved it! Mature audiences only!
I am voluntarily reviewing this book. Thanks to the author for sharing a copy with me.