Diverse Friendship to Romance

The 2017 #TuesdayBookBlog continues with more fun, excitement, and tension!


They each came from different sides of the “tracks.” Music brought them together and healed their aching hearts.

Christmas was almost here.

Caryn O’Brien and Johnson Angel lost the music in their lives when circumstances tore them away from each other. Together, they were a talented team, but separate, all they had were empty spaces in their souls. It didn’t help that the gulf between them was being forced open even wider by the bigotry and anger that surrounded them.

They had no way of knowing that those very things, which drove them apart, would also bring them together.

Caryn O’Brien stood in front of the choir, at the front of her church. On Christmas Eve she would celebrate her twenty-third birthday the same way she had done it since she was seven—by singing a solo of the one holiday song that meant so much to her.

She bowed her head forward, letting her copper colored hair conceal her face. It was better this way, so no one could see her excruciating pain. The source of said pain wasn’t visible. How does one show that their heart has shattered? How does a person get over the worst betrayal of their life? No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t bring her voice to the level of intensity required to make this song memorable.

I’ve loved Silent Night since the first time I heard it. Why can’t I sing it right now?

The organ player wasn’t getting the beat right. Her pathetic attempt to put everything in her heart into the music was failing miserably. All the classes she’d taken since fourth grade to improve her voice and make her into a singer had been nothing but a waste of time and money.

I’m lost without Johnson. He’s the reason I have always sounded so good.