Scars of Yesterday by Angelica Kate
Scars of Yesterday
Jordan Kuriel was tough as nails, immovable and unflinching which were the very characteristics that propelled her into a decorated military career serving multiple tours overseas, until the moment a bomb ended that trajectory and sent her state’s side for good. Upon her return home, she found her younger sister’s lifetime of bad choices come to a head making Jordan a single mother causing her life’s mission to take a drastic turn. Balancing her grief, healing and an infant Jordan finds peace with the past and focuses on building the life she desires for her new son. Over time Jordan comes to cherish her close-knit family, a career she loves and is making the best of all her blessings while never allowing herself to focus on the sacrifices her injuries forced upon her and ruin that peaceful existence. That balance is upended the day she comes home to one of the richest men in America standing on her doorstep demanding her name a number for her to turn over custody of her son.
Domninic Bansuelos runs his families multi-national company with firm but fair hands and puts his duty to the masses of employees and his family above his own happiness. The scar across his heart honed by hordes of people who only seek his company to better their bank accounts, company position or other selfish endeavors causes him to always feel alone even in the most crowded of public spotlights. He was raised by parents who only ever had eyes for each other until the moment his father passed on the reigns of their kingdom to him. His parent’s marriage provided him a blueprint of the ideal relationship that no woman has ever been able to attain and give him a reason to break his bachelor existence. When his mother demands he once again clean up his baby brother’s mess, and try to gain custody of the nephew he never knew existed he crosses path with the indomitable force that is Jordan Kuriel. He had hoped for a simple showing of force to back her down but soon finds out that where this woman is concerned nothing is that simple.
A Word from the Author
Jordan had been toughened up by a lifetime spent caring for her younger sister in foster care, followed by a career in the military. She is the caregiver that rises to the occasion once again when tragedy strikes and she finds herself sidelined by her own injury raising her nephew as her own. When the boy’s uncle shows up offering all the things she was never granted, Jordan should send him and all his billionaire reasons for being on her front porch packing. Soon though, she starts to realize just as many reasons she might want to keep the intimidating larger than life man around, and not all those reasons have to do with his relationship to her son.
This book is a love note for all the soldiers coming home with injuries having fought the fight of freedom. Hopefully we all have the chance to make them feel special, loved and appreciated.
(Angelica Kate, January 2018)