Hi everyone – I’m sharing another snippet of my latest book “In the Shadows of a Lie” was released last month. The story is mainly set in New Zealand and available for free on Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy ♥♥
@iris_blobel IN THE SHADOWS OF A LIE 🥰 #lovelife #regretnothing #readerscommunity #fyp #foryourepage #readersoftiktok #booktok #newzealandtiktok #romancenovels #lovestory❤️ ♬ original sound – Sarah Cothran
This week’s hook …
by Iris Blobel
Lani let out a snort, knowing that he hadn’t used Tobias’ name but a derogative word she’d rather not repeat. “Tell him he’s too impatient, just like Mum used to be. I’ve only just arrived.”
A moment of silence followed. The loss of her mother, her grandparents’ daughter still raw for all of them.
She heard her grandfather again. “You don’t have to meet him.”
A stab of pain went through her. Her grandpa had always been her best friend, the person she went to when trouble surrounded her, or during times she had her heart broken, and recently after she had lost her job and had to move in with grandparents because she had run out of money. Most of all, he’d been her rock when her mother had died in a plane crash six months ago. They’d spent hours on the couch watching TV or sat outside under the pergola watching the birds and the breeze rustling through the trees. They hugged, cuddled, often in silence, sometimes reminiscing stories of her mum. They cried often and they laughed as well. No way could she have coped without him. He’d been there for her despite grieving the loss of his child.
“Tell Grandpa, I agree. I don’t have to meet him.” She paused for a beat. “But I want to.”
The discovery of her mother’s diaries unravels a secret which sends Lani on a journey to New Zealand …
She lost her mother in an accident. Now, Lani Dekker is determined to meet the man who, according to her mother’s diaries, is her father. He’s not what she expected, a bit on the extravagant side, but she soon warms up to him, thanks no less to Dylan, her father’s neighbour. Despite her attraction to Dylan, she can’t figure out whether he’s a friend or foe.
Dylan Harper is merely going through the daily motions after his wife died in a ski crash. That is, until his life is turned upside down by the arrival of his neighbour’s daughter. Their attraction is instant, even more so when they wake up in the same bed after an earthquake. However, it’s her accusation that his interest in her involves her father’s money rather than their mutual magnetism that derails their newfound bond.
Will finding the truth about her parents be a chance for Lani and Dylan to overcome their differences?