by Erica R Lomelino
Elizabeth Woods and Ian Sweeten had a romance which sparked over a few months. Marriage followed, and with it the couple traveled around the world as he served in the military. After Ian’s deployment, overseas, their young love deepened into something more but with life comes complications, and what Elizabeth comes to realize is that her husband is battling his own demons. Mind games, deceit and abuse become part of the ways Ian seeks to control her. As she struggles to repair her marriage and get back to the love they shared early in their relationship, Elizabeth realizes that holding on to the man she loves may come at a price too high to pay.
“My marriage to Ian started out how any young couple’s would start out. We were madly in love, excited, and had the world at our fingertips. But truthfully, I was scared—terrified.
“I was about ready to board a flight to Japan and leave my friends and family and the life I knew behind. My mother sat next to me in the waiting area at the gate. She was able to get a pass to get through security to wait with me. It was hard to look at her. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Her nose was red, and her eyes were swollen and puffy with dark circles underneath.
This was by far the hardest good-bye I’d ever had to do. I was leaving the safety of my mother’s arms, flying to a foreign country to live with a man that I’d only had a long-distance relationship with, all at the age of nineteen.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Erica R Lomelino, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys the beach life, painting, reading, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She looks forward to developing her skill at writing and hopes to continue to write books that will put you on the edge of your seat.