Unbroken series #2
Happiness is finally within reach for best friends, Amber, Dominque, Debra and Zya. But fate has other plans…
Pregnant and widowed, Debra is engaged to suave and charming Italian heartthrob Roberto. So why does her heart race when she thinks about her therapist, Brian? Has she said yes to the wrong man?
Dominque has found the love and acceptance she always longed for with Tad. But devastating news soon threatens their future together.
Successful fashion designer Zya has discovered her own unexpected happily ever after with Tina . . . until her daughter, Ashanti is bullied and becomes the focus of a police investigation and the media. Now Zya suddenly stands to lose everything she holds dear.
Finally, together with the only man she’s ever loved, Amber is determined to not let anything come between her and Patrick—not even her jealous and vindictive identical twin sister. But someone is watching . . . waiting for the right moment to destroy her . . .
Will the women get their happy ending, or is it déjà vu all over again?
“Take this off me now before I damage it,” Tina pleads about the wedding gown she’s wearing. “No, no, honey, you have to leave it on. You’re going back out, it’s the end of the show.”
“You never mentioned that before,” she replies, on the defensive.
As the models form a line and begin their final walk, “I’m sorry, must have slipped my mind,” Stan, Zya’s assistant, retorts.
Tina gets in line, behind all the models decked out in Zya’s Resort Wear collection.
Stan holds her back leaving more distance between her and the last model. The wedding gown is the star of the show, needing to make its own entrance. “You’re going to walk out and stop at the end. The other models will follow you so you’ll all be out there together. Zya will then be announced and join you at the end of the runway.”
Tina looks at him confused; she doesn’t remember this happening in previous shows.
Watching her forehead crinkle in doubt, Stan quickly adds, “You’ve always been so busy, you just never noticed.”
Still unsure, Tina does as instructed.
“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the creator of Label Zya.” Zya walks out grabbing a microphone as she passes the sound booth.
The room is loud with everyone clapping and whistling—a standing ovation.
As Zya makes her way to Tina, she motions everyone to take their seat. “Thank you, thank you everyone for coming tonight and sharing my latest masterpiece with me. They say do what you love and it will never feel like work. It never has, and designing this collection has been absolutely the most fun I’ve ever had. And, if I do say so myself, I think it’s one of my finest.”
The room explodes in whistles and applause again.
Continuing, once everyone has quieted down, “My success has a lot to do with being happy and fulfilled. That can mean so many different things… family, friends, but for me,” she reaches over taking Tina’s hand, “happiness is this gorgeous woman, Tina, standing next to me.” Zya turns and surprises Tina with a deep passionate kiss.
Gasps from all around the room.
Tina is stunned. Zya hadn’t shown any desire to tell the world about her sexual preference. She certainly didn’t think tonight would be the time she would share her secret.
“I didn’t know I could love someone this deeply, this completely, until I met Tina. I wasn’t prepared to meet my soulmate, and I certainly didn’t expect that person to be a woman. She has helped me find myself—be all I can be. She completes me. They say behind every success story is a man or woman who helped make it real.” Turning to Tina, “My reality is, I can’t do any of this without you. I don’t want to do this without you. I want to wake up next to you every morning and go to sleep with you every night.”
Zya pulls a diamond ring from her pocket, a two-carat oval diamond with a ruby halo. Tina gasps, her tears silently rolling down her cheeks.
“Tina, will you spend the rest of your life with me?”
Totally surprises and speechless, she nods… the words just won’t come out.
As Amber jumps from her seat to capture the romantic moment on her phone, a guest, who wasn’t given access earlier, sneaks in unnoticed making his way as close as possible to her. Very close now… so close… Amber wears Coco Chanel… good to know.
Thank you, Melody Saleh and Love Books Group
About the author
After 35+ years in operations for various businesses (including her own), Melody pursued her dream of writing a novel. Having written for business publications, local magazines and even publishing a poem, Chemo’s not for Sissies, during treatment after her first cancer diagnosis, it was time to finish the novel that was started many years ago. When she started writing, “Facade: Things Aren’t Always as They Appear,” she had no idea where her characters were going to take her. “The story basically wrote itself. It was like a movie projector playing in my mind,” is how she describes her experience. It soon became apparent, their voices were not to be silenced… “The Unbroken Series” was born. “Deja Vu: Here We Go Again,” Book II, to be released June 23, 2020, followed by C’est la Vie, Book III, in December.
Melody lives with her husband in her native home state Florida. She’s blessed to be alive today after two cancer diagnoses and enjoys watching her grandchildren grow up; something she doesn’t take for granted.