A Masterpiece of Our Love
The Masterpiece Trilogy Book One
By: Nikki Lynn Barrett
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. 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 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. For safety and to give them a chance to rediscover 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?
Hunter followed Becca inside, taking in the sights of her living space. The walls were a plain dull white, but Becca filled them up with painting after painting. Many of which he'd never seen before. Right by the patio door set a large easel. A beige sectional took up a good amount of space in the living room. “It's so homey. Very you.” he continued to look around. Why had he never come to see her and the place before? “All these paintings...you know I'm going to have to ask again, why you're not selling these in a gallery somewhere.”
Becca's cheeks reddened again. She faced him, taking his hands in hers. “You really think I should, don't you?”
“Well of course.” He pulled her closer, sliding his arms around her waist. “You just wait. You'll meet people that are going to bow down to your talent. Don't be surprised if you have a few offers. Then when you're world famous, I can say with pride that I knew you when. That I love the most amazing, talented artist on this planet.”
Her eyelashes fluttered and she looked down for a second, then flashed her gaze back to him. “Say that again.” She whispered.
“What? That I knew you when?” His lips curved up in a grin. He knew exactly what she meant, but had to mess with her anyway.
She moved from his hold and put a hand on her hip. “Not what I meant.” A smile played at her lips.
“Hmm. You'll have to remind me.” He teased.
“Oooh! You're incorrigible!” When she stomped her foot, he burst into laughter.
Hunter enjoyed the way she acted frustrated when he knew she loved it. “I love you.” He finally whispered, drawing her near to him again. “I love you so much.”
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. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book. You can visit Nikki's site at: 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