A tragic accident in the middle of an immobilizing blizzard joins Gavin Fletcher and Chloe Cabot, uniting two tarnished souls on a life-changing journey that defies the odds of their haunting pasts in BLEMISHED, the new novel by Amazon bestselling author of erotic romance Juliet Braddock.
Beautiful and imaginative, Chloe struggles to survive the daily grind of life in Chicago. An artist who never dared to explore her dreams, she takes pride in her independence and fends for herself at all costs.
A young advertising executive whoâs rising fast within the industry, Gavin has built an ordered and precise life, but heâs much more lonesome than heâll ever admit.
Both exist in worlds veiled in secrecy.
On the surface, Gavinâs life exudes perfection. Heâs building his own thriving business, but beneath that slick exterior, heâs hiding the truth about his enigmatic lifestyle.
Chloe, on the other hand, has been dealt a rough hand in life. As details of her heart-wrenching past emerge, she fears she might lose Gavin for good.
Together, though, they discover solace in each otherâs arms. While Chloe blossoms as Gavinâs submissive under his tough but tender tutelage, she wonders if he might just be the one to break the faÃ§ade of fear that surrounded her heart.
Just as emotion transforms them from reluctant strangers into unlikely but enduring lovers, heartbreak strikes their relationship again, forcing an unforeseen reversal of roles.
Amazon bestselling author Juliet Braddockâs first efforts in creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper. In fact, she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences. As long as she can remember, sheâd always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept everyone around her entertained with her wittyâbut often very tallâtales.
For her sixth Christmas, Julietâs mother got her a childâs typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.
Most of Julietâs early attempts at writing romance focused on members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway. However, as she matured as a writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and heroines.
At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities, and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her. Julietâs wanderlust would eventually lure her to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love affair with Manhattan began. Sheâd promised herself that one day she would return for good.
Julietâs passion for writing and for big cities converged, and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a journey to find her heartâ¦just where sheâd left it.
A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.
In between building a career in communications and writing on the side, sheâs indulged in international travel, theater and art. A wine and food buff, sheâs by no means a connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if youâre in the city.
âThereâs something so inspiring about living in a city like New York thatâs so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has its own story to tell,â Juliet says. âI often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around me. New York truly has a billion stories nestled between the skyscrapers.â
A proud Manhattanite, Juliet couldnât live anywhere elseâexcept for Paris, perhapsâand is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn.