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Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Overcome:It only took a matter of moments for Lexi Townsend's life to change. Her power was taken, her trust lost. Her bubbly personality was smothered by the depressing weight of shame and guilt.
Four years later, Lexi yearns to get back to the former version of herself. A stronger version. One who is no longer afraid to share her story, her body, and her trust. When Private Investigator Cruz Cunningham comes into her life, he proves he’s a man that’s deserving of her trust.
When multiple women in Windsor go missing, it launches Cruz and the Cunningham Security team into action. As Cruz digs deeper into the investigation, he’s torn between finding the missing women and protecting the woman he loves. Putting her faith in Cruz, Lexi never imagines that this case could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to overcome.
WARNING: This novel contains references to rape and sexual assault and may trigger discomfort in some readers.
I lifted my head and looked at Cruz. There was nothing but genuine concern and worry in his face.
“I’m sorry,” I croaked.
His face went soft. “Lexi, what just happened?”
“I should have told you sooner. They told me not to wait, but I was scared.”
“Who?” he asked. “Told me what?”
I took in a deep breath and closed my eyes. After I let it out, I opened them and gave it to him. “My brothers. They told me the other day not to wait to tell you the truth.”
I paused a moment before continuing, “Nearly four years ago, when I was at the end of my freshman year in college, I was raped.”
The air around us became frighteningly thick with a mix of anger and tension. Nearly all of it was radiating from the man in front of me.
“I should have said something before,” I repeated.
“Why didn’t you?” he asked, his voice hoarse.
“I was scared.”
“You,” I sighed.
“Lexi, I would never hurt you. Ever,” he responded. I was certain I heard a bit of disappointment in his response.
I shook my head, upset that he misunderstood what I was saying. “I know that. Oddly enough, somehow, I know that.”
I paused a minute.
Cruz left me to it. Then, I continued, “I like you a lot, Cruz. You are the first man I’ve been attracted to since it happened.”
“What triggered your panic attack?”
My eyes filled with tears and my voice was shaky when I confessed, “My arms being pinned above my head.”
A tear leaked from my eye. Cruz watched it fall.
“Lexi, I’m so sorry.”
I nodded and agreed, “Me too.”
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About the Author:A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).