The relationship between Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre has always been inspiring to me. I love how headstrong Jane is and true to herself, all the while slowly falling under the spell of her employer Mr. Rochester. He’s surly and the ultimate damaged hero – which is why when he confesses his love for her, it nearly takes your breath away. You don’t see it coming (but you sure as hell hoped). I love romances that are full of tension and unsaid words, that come together slowly. It shows that both parties have had to time to truly get to know each other – and there’s something terribly romantic about unrequited love. Plus sexual tension is like candy to me!
I adore Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s relationship. That was some goals there. They fell in love, her only 19 or so and he was already in his late thirties. They met on To Have and Have Not (“You know how to whistle, don’t you Sam? You just put your lips together and blow”) and Bogie was instantly smitten with her. He had a wife at the time, an actress who was a bit nuts, and I think in Bacall he saw another chance at being young. Bogie and her had an affair and he eventually got divorced so that they could marry. Their love was strong until the end – when Bogie was dying of Cancer, not long into their marriage. Bacall had often said that there was no one that compared to him, or their love, and even tho she dated again after (Frank Sinatra), her heart was still with her Bogie. She died last year and I like to think the two are finally reunited after all these decades.
Their love led to a lie.
Their truth led to the end.
Scottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident – and, subsequently, his job – he’s finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he’s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.
Until he sees her.
Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she’d die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she’s in London, she’s ready to start over again.
Until she sees him.
Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.
And some loves are too powerful to ignore.
Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?
The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist. RELEASES FEBRUARY 15, 2016 PRE ORDER FOR $.99