Title: A Masterpiece of Our Lives (The Masterpiece Trilogy #1)
Author: Nikki Lynn Barrett
Genre: Contemporary Suspense Romance
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Two Lives Torn by tragedy.
Eight-year-old Becca and twelve-year-old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families.
Two Souls Seeking Love.
Each year, from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever.
Until he stopped showing.
Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye.
Two Lives Bound by Secret.
Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort, the island where he and Becca met. It was the place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn’t been back or spoken to Becca in four years.
Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve-year-old boy of yesteryear.
But someone isn’t happy about their reunion…
Strange things begin happening. Letters start showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages.
Two Broken Hearts Heal as One.
With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him, both for safety and to give them a chance to discover the adults they’ve now become.
Will love get a chance to blossom, or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart once and for all?
“You have this knack for memorizing every detail and then capturing it on canvas later. Everyone who visits me asks about your paintings. I tell them that the artiest is special – one of a kind. I’ve even had a few people offer money to take your art home. I’ve had to turn them down.”
Becca opened and shut her mouth again. He had to be pulling her leg on that last part.
“I’m serious. If I could take you home and introduce you, I bet you’d have people lining up to meet you.”
She let out a laugh, but it came out more of a squeak. “You still have that way about you that flatters me every time.”
“I’m sure you get flattery all the time. But I mean what I say.” Hunter extracted his hand from hers and reached in his pocket. “I brought you something.”
Before she had time to protest, Hunter pulled the item from his pocket and handed it to her. It was a small box, wrapped up in pretty blue paper. He pushed it across the table, urging her to open it.
Sometimes he acted like four years hadn’t passed between them. Becca shook it off and reached for the box, carefully removing the perfectly wrapped ribbon, then tore into the box.
He didn’t get her just one thing. There were multiple items inside. She held up a small seashell and a key chain.
“It’s from Mexico. I bet you don’t have any from there in your collection.” At her silence, Hunter bit his lip. “Do you still collect them?”
She certainly did. She used to keep all her small keepsakes like these in a chest that had a lock on it. That way her grandparents could never get into the chest and search through her mementos and memories that only she would understand. Now that she lives by herself, she displays them proudly. Hunter knew her fear of flying, so every time he went somewhere new, he’d send her a piece of the world.
Hot tears pricked her eyes. “Thank you. They’re beautiful. Perfect. I can’t believe you remembered.”
“I don’t ever forget things when it comes to you, Rebecca. I have more, but I thought I’d bring those for now.” A dark emotion flashed in his eyes. “I can’t make up for the years I didn’t show, nor will I try, because you can never make up for lost time. I just want you to know how important you are to me.”
meet the author
Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She’s an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. You can visit Nikki’s site at: http://www.nikkilynnbarrett.blogspot.com for more information. She is working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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