Strangers by A.L. Parks
Genre: Romantic suspense
Release date: September 6th, 2013
Bereaved bride Abby Clark is tortured by visions of the fatal crash that took her fiancée on their wedding day. She succumbs to a dark existence where loneliness, sadness and nightmares dwell; until handsome, brooding Bryce Holden walks through the door of her favorite coffee shop, wearing the same cloak of despair and grief.
Abby discovers in Bryce someone who understands love and loss, and soon their close friendship grows into a deep love. But ghosts make strange bedfellows, and Abby is forced to battle the tormenting images that continue to haunt her, and confront the ethereal presence of a beloved wife to protect her future with Bryce.
5 of 5 Strangers
Strangers is a loving and haunting story that will have you reading so fast you won't want to stop until the very end. I loved every minute of this story between Bryce and Abby. How can a broken heart heal? Can you love someone else after you have lost the love of your life? Can you leave darkness for the light only to realize darkness follows you?
Abby Clark had it all. She had a great life and a great love of her life until a car accident took all that away from her. Shattered beyond all repair Abby retreats into the darkness not wanting to get hurt any more and not wanting to be without the one she loved. The only she does do is go to her favorite coffee shop where she sits and reminisces about her lost love and all the good times they had together. Then one day she sees a gorgeous guy come into the shop. On the outside he looks happy but behind his eyes Abby sees the hurt and pain he hides so well.
Bryce knows what lose is and grieving is what he does best. He is trying hard to move on from his wife's death but he can't. The memories of her still haunt him and he can't seem to get out of his daily funk until he goes to the coffee shop and sees Abby. He sees that she carries the same pain and hurt in her eyes and he wants to get to know her.
As they become friends they find that they have a lot in common and they share the same hurt and pain. Over the days their friendship grows it blossoms into love and the two want to be together. But Abby is haunted by ghosts and she is wondering if she and Bryce will ever find the happiness they seek.
About A.L. Parks
I am just starting in this crazy world of writing and publishing. Lately, however, there are just too many characters in my head begging me to tell their stories...so here I am. Writing, publishing, sharing and, hopefully, entertaining. I love a great love story, but really want to tell a story with an edge; characters who are imperfect, trying to find the perfect love.
Strangers is my debut novel, and will be released on September 6, 2013. I will have another novel, The Return, with an anticipated release date of November 1, 2013. I have been focusing mainly on short stories, but have felt a need to get to know the characters more in-depth, and in turn, tell more of their stories. I have some fairly interesting people living in my head!I have my own blog (www.parkingitrighthere.blogspot.com), where I review books, and discuss my new projects. I also contribute to www.SheReadsNewAdult.com, dedicated to the emerging new adult romance genre. We have great fun over there...be sure to check us out!I currently live outside Washington D.C. with my family. We spend many hours exploring the area and the deep history of this beautiful land, while experiencing as much of life's wonders as possible. I have traveled abroad and lived in almost every corner of the U.S., and hope my writing reflects various cultures, people, and places.