Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It only fills it with resentment and regret.

Nineteen years ago, I lost the love of my life for four dangerous reasons.

Power. Control. Money. Love.

These forces don’t just break hearts; they shatter lives, and mine was no exception.

Left irreparably scarred, I vowed never to be vulnerable again.

I fortified my defective heart against heartbreak while channeling my energy into amassing an abundance of power, mastering control, and accumulating wealth.


It’s a treacherous illusion, a game for fools; something I’ve become far too cynical to truly let it in.

That, and time doesn’t heal all wounds. Far from it.

What I am is defective and proud. Having embraced my flaws, I wear my scars and cynicism defiantly, determined to live my life on my own terms — the best revenge to strive for.

Until an unconventional proposition slithers into my world, a dangerous and ill-timed offer in a treacherous game, but one impossible to ignore.

Turning it down was the most gut-wrenching decision I ever had to make, but I did so anyway — for her.

For the woman my defective heart still beats for.

And the tsunami that shreds everything in its path, including the fragile threads holding my barely stitched-together heart.


Promise Me Forever is a dark contemporary romance novella with dark themes. It is a second chance, interracial, forbidden love, MMF, ménage / why choose, romantic suspense, dark mafia billionaire romance. It contains no cheating and a guaranteed HFN.
It features a transgender main character.

Note: This is a 32,000-word prequel to In Plain Sight, Book 2 in The Prodigal Daughter series. It ends in a cliffhanger, and the story continues in In Plain Sight.
For an optimal reading experience, reading The Brewer Sisters series is suggested but not required.

Weight 1.15 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 1.02 × 8.5 in


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