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Love's Deception

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Love's Deception

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As president of her family's successful conglomerate, Carissa Cartel thought she was willing to do anything to keep her company growing. But when her actions result in business rival Travis Edwards's heart attack, she finds that her attempts to make amends to his handsome son are sparking a dangerous attraction.

Photographer Nathan Edwards is stunned to find a beautiful, intriguingly sensitive woman at his father's bedside when he arrives at the hospital. And he's even more fascinated to discover how much they have in common. As Nathan and Carissa maintain a vigil for Travis, it isn't long before an all-consuming desire is ignited between them. But when secrets are revealed and a bitter mistrust surfaces, Nathan and Carissa must come to terms with what matters most in order to save a passion that can only be called true love....


As president of her family's successful conglomerate, Carissa Cartel thought she was willing to do anything to keep her company growing. But when her actions result in business rival Travis Edwards's heart attack, she finds that her attempts to make amends to his handsome son are sparking a dangerous attraction.

Photographer Nathan Edwards is stunned to find a beautiful, intriguingly sensitive woman at his father's bedside when he arrives at the hospital. And he's even more fascinated to discover how much they have in common. As Nathan and Carissa maintain a vigil for Travis, it isn't long before an all-consuming desire is ignited between them. But when secrets are revealed and a bitter mistrust surfaces, Nathan and Carissa must come to terms with what matters most in order to save a passion that can only be called true love....
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    Sitting on top of the world--what a joke.

    C. J. Cartel's cold and jaded gaze skittered across downtown Atlanta's cityscape while bitterness rose and left a vile taste in her mouth. The perfect view was just one of the rewards of being CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She took a deep breath and turned from the wall-length window, unimpressed.

    She moved across the office with quick, determined strides--her mind already cluttered with the day's agenda. For the most part, C. J. Cartel was nothing more than a name scrolled across important documents, but it was a name with power and influence.

    Returning to her desk, she buzzed her secretary.

    "Liz, do you have my calendar?" Her tone was hard, quick and to the point--as usual.

    "Yes, ma'am," Liz practically sang over the intercom. "I'll bring it in for you."

    Seconds later, Liz sauntered through the door, wearing a short tailored suit. Her honey-brown complexion seemed luminous beneath the room's lighting, while each spiral curl crowning her flawless face behaved.

    "Here you are," she said with a smile.

    C.J. suppressed a scowl. No one had a right to be that perky. "Thanks," she said with a dismissive nod.

    Liz didn't move.

    Lifting her head, C.J. arched a quizzical brow. "Yes?"

    Her secretary's smile brightened as she pulled out a small box. "I got you something." She placed the ivory-papered gift, complete with a bright red bow, in the center of her desk. "Happy birthday!"

    Instead of being flattered, C.J. was annoyed. "You shouldn't have."

    "Oh, it was no problem." Liz waved off the sarcastic reply with a sweep of her hand. "I know you don't like celebrating your birthday, but when I saw this, I simply couldn't resist."

    It was the same excuse she'd used for the past four years, but C.J. swallowed the sharp retort that crested her lips and opened the box. At first sight of the snowball, her breath hitched in her throat and an unexpected emotion nearly paralyzed her.

    "Well, take it out of the box."

    She obeyed without much thought.

    Liz reached over and shook the small orb, and glitter swirled around a beautifully posed ballerina who bore an uncanny resemblance to C.J. "Do you like it?"

    She hated it. "I have a lot of work to do, Liz. And so do you." She caught the flicker of disappointment across the secretary's face, but ignored it.

    "Yes, ma'am." Liz lowered the gift onto the desk and turned to leave.

    C.J. waited until she heard the click of the door before chancing a look, then gave herself a mental kick. She hadn't handled that well at all. Her gaze returned to the gift.

    Her birthdays always had a way of playing like a Shakespearean tragedy--the measles, a broken arm, a broken engagement and her father's death. She turned away and struggled to hide her emotions behind the steel armor she spent years building.

    But no matter what she did, guilt resided permanently with her conscience. To this day, she felt certain that there was something she could have done to save her father.

    Her painful memories came to a screeching halt at the sound of an angry male voice outside her door just seconds before it jerked open.

    "There you are!" Travis Edwards's gaze raked her.

    She jumped to her feet, more out of anger than surprise.

    "I'm sorry, Ms. Cartel. He just barged past me," Liz said with wide-eyed disbelief.

    C.J. tilted her head in understanding and gave her secretary permission to leave.

    With an apologetic frown, Liz...

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  • National bestselling author Adrianne Byrd has been featured in many publications, including Today's Black Woman, Upscale, and Heart and Soul. She has also won local awards for screenwriting. For the future, she looks forward to continuing to create characters that make people smile, laugh, and fall in love. She currently calls Georgia home.

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