She had heard the stories about the brutal murder of his wife and the tragic death of his former girlfriend. She knew of the

rumors that oozed behind his back, despite the fact he had

never been more than a fleeting suspect in both cases. She

also knew spending her life with him would thrust her into a

public eye of scrutiny; but it was too late to turn back. She

loved him.

Petals of Blood by S.R.Claridge