18+ An injury stops the bleeding of Meredith and Brad Walsh’s fractured marriage. As Meredith recovers and tries to regain her memory, Brad fights to convince Meredith their marriage was perfect, even if it barely existed.
Published: January 12th, 2016
An injury stops the bleeding of Meredith and Brad Walsh’s fractured marriage. As Meredith recovers and tries to regain her memory, Brad fights to convince Meredith their marriage was perfect, even if it barely existed.
But with Meredith’s memory comes clarity, and Meredith is faced with the reality of a husband and a lover. A husband who will do anything not to lose—his family or anything else, and a lover who will set her free to see her happy. Breaking up her family is not an option, but neither is staying hidden inside her mind.
She leaned in until she was very close, and the urge to kiss her was stronger than my resolve to wait for her. Her lips were full and a deep red from the wine she had drunk. If I kissed her, she might remember. If I laid her on top of the island and spread her legs wide, she’d remember.
“I can tell you know a lot about me,” she said. “And yet you’re holding back.” I stayed still as she watched for my reaction. “So, either you hate me and you’re being kind.” She held me hostage in her stare. “Or something completely different but equally as startling is going on.” Her voice was steady. Meredith was born to uncover the truth, and she didn’t let it shake her. Her smile was coercive, and I couldn’t look away to save myself.
She was ingenious and observant, and I was trapped, torn between wanting to lay down with her and feeling obligated to blurt out every truth between us. I knew the truth would only unhinge her more. And I loved her.
“I think I should go.”
About the author:
Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.
She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.
She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.