by S. M, Stryker
In this mature romance about lost loves, best friends, and second chances author S.M. Stryker brings you the second installment of the Second Chances series. Loving Redemption can be read as a standalone.
Never having a family to call his own Toby Mitchell was a child caught up in the foster system, always being shuffled from one home to the next until he was old enough to join the Marines. Until a job ending injury forces him out of the only family, he's known.
Raven Whitehorse, raised without a mother had always felt that there was a conspiracy behind her mother's disappearance. After running away from home at sixteen to try to find her mother, the search for her mother hits a dead end. After landing a job with a new software company, she meets Toby Mitchell the owner of a security firm that her new boss has hired. Toby, wanting to put closure to his childhood, sets out to find his mother, the drug addicted woman that didn't care enough about her own child to seek the help she needed. Toby feels that without this closure, he can't move forward in his relationship with Raven.
Raven needs to find her mother to see if the rumors were true and what really happen the day she disappeared. Was she the scared teen that could handle the pressures of new motherhood, was she blackmailed to leave or worse. What secrets will they find, and how will that affect each other?
Shelly (SM) married her husband 28 years ago. It was important to her to be able to stay at home to raise their four daughters.
She wasn't an avid reader, but picked up a book a few years back and it made her re-think about writing, more as a healing process than anything else. She always knew, her life would make a good story...or soap opera but finding or making the time to write was always the issue.
Deciding not to put it off any longer, in 2014 she emailed a few of her favorite authors that gave her some very good advice; and in April of 2014, she finally sat down one day in front of her computer and started to write. Through lots of tears, she wrote her first book that had a large part of her life in the story, that book was Stolen Innocence; her second book was about her husband childhood, Never Forgotten Love.
Now she finds that she has to write, even if it gets re-written, this is her outlet her sanctuary, and in every book, she writes there is always part of her life written into it.
I hope you enjoy her story.