Since Chris's mother died when he was sixteen years old, he has lived for only one goal: seeking revenge on his mother’s ex-lover, Kevin. Determined not to repeat his mother’s mistake, Chris vows never to fall into love’s seductive, deceptive clutches.
With Kevin’s business teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Chris senses his chance. He kidnaps Kevin’s stepdaughter, Julia, and sets a ransom—if Kevin cancels a company-saving business deal, then Julia will be returned. The scheme seems perfect—until Chris’s long-suppressed feelings for Julia bubble to the surface. Julia, meanwhile, proves a resilient captive with a knack for pushing Chris’s buttons, even as her own feelings for her kidnapper become increasingly conflicted.
As the passion between Chris and Julia heats up, other forces come into play. Chris isn’t the only one who wants Julia, nor is he the only one willing to abduct her to satisfy his needs. Julia’s life—and perhaps Chris’s only chance at love—are in danger.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Izabela Monick is the author of the suspenseful romance novel Evitable Destiny, a complex mix of love, hate, trust, betrayal, and steamy sexual encounters. Izabela lives in New York with her husband and two children. She works as an accountant during the day and writes at night. Since she was young, Izabela has loved both math and writing, but when she picked an accounting career to pay her bills, she still dreamed of becoming an author. Finally, she found the courage to sit down and write her own novel. Now, Izabela delights in shocking her readers with unexpected twists and turns while keeping her plots brimming with heated passion until the final page.
How Stress at Work Inspired My Writing
Writing my debut novel Evitable Destiny was a great experience, but because I’m a new author, I’m not in the position to give tips to other authors. Instead, I would like to share something from my writing experience that I found interesting.
The idea to write a novel came to me during a business meeting when all eyes in the room fell on me, waiting for an answer to a question I didn’t hear because I was daydreaming. I worked as an accountant, and I loved my job, but after the corporation I worked for acquired another company, most of the new work fell on my shoulders, and it wasn’t fun anymore. Every day, stress was pumping adrenaline into my veins; work had to be done and deadlines had to be met. Exercise didn’t help to get rid of the tension, nor did beer or wine. The only thing that did help was writing. As I would drive home after work, I would think about the plot of my book. At night, when all my chores were done and my family was asleep, I would sit down in peace and write, bringing my characters to life. My emotions during the work day affected the mood of my story in both positive and negative ways. On the most stressful days, my hero would be really mean to the heroine, but when I got a promotion, Chris bought Julia a wagon of flowers. If someone at work behaved in a way I didn’t understand, later that night, my characters would be doing weird things. I never noticed it at the time, but during editing, when the scenes weren’t working too well and I had to rewrite them, I knew where it was coming from. Sometimes I wonder if other authors experience something similar.
Writing a novel was an amazing experience and a lot of fun even though it was extremely difficult, especially in the beginning. Although I can say that I’ve learned a lot, there’s still an ocean of knowledge waiting for me to dive into it. Releasing my moods and feelings into a book was a great stress therapy that I strongly recommend to others. Today, when I think about my book, I have a feeling that Chris would have been nicer if my employer hadn’t acquired that new company.