Ethan, an international steel tycoon, traumatized by sexual experiences in his youth, has never believed he would be able to love a woman—or be loved by one. Until he meets Sophia.
Sophia, a wealthy Brazilian widow, fled her own country after a tragic incident. In London, with her 3 year-old daughter, she lives a lonely existence, torn between the love for a dead man, the angst of living with partial amnesia, and the fear of being discovered. But just after she begins a relationship with Ethan, she meets Alistair.
Handsome and guilt-ridden, Alistair has no trouble finding women for one-night stands, who indulge him in his desire to physically punish them to abate his own tortured soul. A powerful banker from a traditional and noble Scottish family, he commands his business with a strong hand, and yet knows better than anyone that money truly cannot buy love or happiness. But it can buy distraction. After meeting Sophia, he will do anything to have her. If only once.
In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash.
Ethan, Sophia, and Alistair will need to overcome their pasts, fears, and pains and learn to see themselves through forgiving eyes. Or succumb to their misery.
Eventually, wishes come true. So do nightmares.
About the Author
Cris graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a Master’s in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. She has also studied in England, Switzerland, Italy, and France.
Known for her empowering stories enveloped in heady, sensual romance, Cris lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with her six-foot-six tall husband, two teenage daughters, and Loki, her Shetland sheepdog. In 2011, after twenty-two years of practicing law, Cris decided to give writing a go. And—amazingly—it was just the piece that was missing from the puzzle of her life. Now that she’s hooked, she can’t free herself—and doesn’t want to be freed.
Despite her mother language being Portuguese, Cris writes in English, and her books are being translated to Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French. She has earned awards from Literary Classic International and Readers’ Favorite.
When she’s not typing away at new stories, she is reading her favorite authors and pampering her family. Meeting interesting people—in person or online—gives Cris the inspiration for her characters, both the good ones and the bad ones. And, of course, there’s a little bit of her in them as well!