Seona Carson asked the near impossible of her husband and sister. She wants them to watch over each other and help each other through their pain after she’s gone. That promise they make to her does not come without a price. Ailey and Antonio are complete opposites and now that their common connector is gone being around each other brings frustration and pain. But when the tears clear and the heart starts to mend the bond these two form starts to push beyond friendship. Now that Ailey’s heart is on the line how can she know if Antonio is falling for her because of the woman she is and not just because she’s identical to the woman he lost?
When the Heart Breaks is a dramatic romance that test the bounds of love, friendship, obligation and heartbreak. At the end of the day two people must decide if love is strong enough to hold them together, or weak enough to rip them apart.
“Look, the promise Seona made us both make,” she reminded him the street ran both ways; “didn’t mean that you had to hover over me. We can check on each other without needing to be aware of each other’s whereabouts.”
“She was worried something could have happened to you. I asked around the area trying to see if anybody saw you and they hadn’t which told me you were still on that island.” He said grouchily.
“Why worry then?”
“She thought you might hurt yourself.”
She looked at him incredulously. “What was I going to do; throw myself into the rocky waters below?”
He shrugged. “I do recall you telling Seona it was too bad they couldn’t put her brain in your body. Sounds like you were okay with dying then.”
To save her sister’s life she sure as heck would be, but she wasn’t suicidal now. “You probably would have liked it if they could.”
“Probably,” he said. “At least I’d still have her.”
She looked at him in shock for a minute and then nearly screamed in frustration. “Do us both a favor, make your weekly check-in calls and go on with your life.” She pushed the unlock button and the second she did he locked it back. She tried it again, but he had already switched off the controls so that he was the only one with control over the door locks. She sat back and looked at him with anger in her eyes. This was not the way she wanted things to work between them.
“Listen here,” he growled. “You meant a lot to Seona and I get that. She asked me to do this and while you might be okay with dishonoring her dying wish I’m not. So I will call to check on you and I will hold up my promise to help you through this.”
“Oh and I won’t?”
“Seems like you’re already looking for ways to get out of it to me.”
“Whatever. I have tried to be nice to you. I know you’re hurting right now and I’m hurting too, but I will not let you talk to me like this. I will not sit here and let you take your anger out on me.”
He shook his head. “Stick to your end of the promise and I’ll stick to mine. I’ll check on you next week.”
She bit her tongue to hold back her anger. “You know my number.” She jerked on the door handle but the door still wouldn’t unlock. She looked over to him sitting there with that smug expression on his face that she wanted to slap off of it. “Open the door,” her tone was terse.
“I’m planning to stop by to check on you. I’ll bring you tea or whatever it is you drink. Then I’ll call you later in the week too. Perhaps that’s what you need.”
She laughed. “Me…me…what I need? You know, forget it. I’m not going to get into a pissing match with you over who is hurting more. We’re both hurting. Let’s just allow understanding for that. We’re going to hurt in our own way and that’s perfectly normal.”
He shrugged. “There’s nothing normal about the way I feel,” he said as he unlocked the door.
“Go,” he said. “I’ll be seeing you soon.”
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