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BLURB:Ribbons & Belle
Gorgeous, dedicated fertility counselor Tyson Ribbons, has admired and loved embryologist, Anabelle “Belle” Lee for along time. When she comes in for counseling he fights everything within him not to deter her from her plans.
Doesn’t stop his heart from wishing it could be him fulfilling her desire.
Anabelle Lee, mourning her inability to have a child of her own-suffered through two miscarriages, a heartbreaking late-term abortion, and a soul crushing divorce. As an embryologist, she has protected the potential life of many frozen specimens, and lived envious of the women choosing InVitro fertilization as their form of reproduction.
After a bit of encouragement from her best friend, and counseling from the very perfect Dr. Ribbons, Anabelle takes steps to fulfill her desire to become a mother.
Problem is, the announcement brings more of a shock than a gift.
“Hmm. I realize this may be somewhat unconventional, us having an attraction for each other… Oop Oop, oop,” The dimple in his cheeks appeared and disappeared. “Don’t deny it and make me feel like a fool. I,” He placed his hand across his chest. “Definitely stand behind what I feel for you, what I felt coming from you the other night, and my ability to put that all aside in order to carry out a professional assessment of your counseling needs. After that,” He waved the clipboard he held in his hands above his head. “It’s charts to the wind and my assignment flies in other directions.”
Oh, lawd. This man is going to have me an emotional wreck. Shaking her head in denial, Belle shut her eyes briefly. Mentally stuffing ice down her shirt, she tried her damnedest to remember the pep talk she’d given herself that morning, Tyson Ribbons was off limits. Romance was not written in her book. It was best to simply stick to reading them.
Snapping his fingers in front of her nose, Tyson cleared his throat again. And when she opened her eyes, she saw he’d donned a pair of rimless glasses and slipped a pipe between his lips. His smile ruining the masquerade of all business.
“Bought these just for you. Now, whenever I pull them out, do your best to forget about me in your dreams and think of me as Dr. Ribbons.” He laughed at the way her jaw slacked open at the suggestion, but continued talking. Leaving her to collect her own thoughts. “So, tell me, Belle. What makes you think you should be a mother? And don’t think I’m just asking this out of pure curiosity. These are questions you need to have answers to. What, beyond the fact you are a woman, makes you feel you deserve to be pregnant? There has to be more than the “want” of holding a tiny human. You know these minuscule individuals turn into people. Sometimes, into the kind of people we want nothing to do with. Why should you, of all people be a mother? What makes you, special.”
Sunny Verdi Reyes, has always wanted the “good-life.” Husband, home, lots of children. After cheering on her best friend and fellow embryologist Belle, through her successful quest for her dream, she wanted those things even more.
Unfortunately, Sunny broke the heart of her fantasy years earlier and it would take more than wishful thinking to get him back.
At 17, unable to voice his opinion against an unwanted abortion, Ismet Honorable O’Neal ran from the girl who killed his dream of the perfect life and the white picket fence.
Now he spends his time aiding other men in being the voice in the lives of their children.
Years later, he returns and Sunny is waiting.
She’s going to need more than the love in her eyes to repair the fences.
The last time he’d seen her, he’d run. Ran from her, his home, and what had become the end of his life. That night was the death of his dreams. A night he’d done his best to keep buried. Seeing her, unearthed all of that. He was shaken to his roots and his mind reflected the turmoil. Spilling its secrets…
–“You really gonna let her make you do this? You gonna let her kill our baby?”
“I don’t have a choice. She’s my momma. I’ve only been sixteen two weeks and here I am pregnant with a baby. Met, what can I do with a baby? How can I finish school? Go to college? I can’t be a mom, right now.”
“I thought you loved me. Wanted our baby.”
At the touch of her hands on his shoulder, he shook it off. The contact seeming to burn him with desire and freeze his heart at the same time. This was the person, who, in one night soared him to the sky with the announcement she was pregnant and then casually tossed him to the pits of hell with the plans for an abortion.
She sat quietly. Gaze transfixed to the movements of her fingers in her lap, while he opened the door of the car and went to sit on its hood. With every step, he wanted to fall apart.
There was nothing he could do. Nothing or no one able to help him. Sunny was right, they couldn’t go above her mother’s demands.
The hurt was a physical tearing in his chest that radiated in his back. It wasn’t possible Sunny felt anywhere near as helpless and devastated as he was feeling. She had the upper hand. It was her body, her child- until it was dead. The finality, took the last bit of strength from his body and he fell across the hood of the car, crying loudly in despair. The deep sobs tearing his heart apart.
Ey considers herself to be a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending books in several genres. She is the mother of three adult daughters that were previously home-schooled and the drooling ‘Lovey’ to a little boy. Ey was born in Texas and reared as an Army brat. There is the constant need to speak, writing and telling stories is the way she choose to socialize.
The inspiration to writing Ribbons and Belle came from the controversy of abortions and the vitriol in which the women are attacked. People tend to over look the fact there may be medical reasons. Ismet’s Honor was born after a beta reader finished Ribbons & Belle and wished there was a story about Sunny. I decided to make it more about the father and what his wishes may have entailed and how abortions also affect the father’s to be.
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