Cindy B. Wells considers herself to be a romantic at heart. She enjoys creating steamy stories that are intelligent, fun and sexy with strong characters and new discoveries. Oh, and food...because what goes better with romance and love than spectacular cuisine? Therefore, you can expect to find some of her favorite restaurants and particular dishes in her stories.
A San Francisco native, Cindy has been a professional writer for many years. She splits her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and the place she likes to call home: the coastal community of Carmel, California. When she's not writing or reading, Cindy enjoys traveling, camping, sailing, painting, wine tasting, baking and, of course, spending time with her family.
Laura Bellamy is a rising star at her San Francisco company. She is smart, beautiful, professional, respected, and driven to succeed. Unfortunately, the greater her success grows, the more her husband’s insecurities are revealed. The couple has only been married three years since busy Laura took a chance on finding love on an internet dating website. But once the honeymoon ended, the more she tried to make their marriage succeed, the more Greg’s true colors stained their crumbling relationship. He is jealous, paranoid, and cruel. Adding to their pressure-cooker marriage, he focuses his insecurities into pressuring his wife to start a family and give up the career that makes her happy.
Laura has worked with the same company for longer than she’s known her husband. In that time, not only has she loved her career, she’s also enjoyed her friendship with Mason Paladino; a fellow executive who is witty, sophisticated, and a bit of a goofball who happens to sport a gorgeous swimmer’s body. For too long, the friends have suspected they share romantic chemistry, but will they act on their simmering desires? Neither wants to break their vows, but if the right conditions present themselves, would it be wrong to deny their love? Can she trust her heart to show her the right path after failing miserably with her husband?
When Greg’s insecurities push him over the edge from cruel to criminal, will Laura stay, or end the toxic relationship? And if he catches her with a new man, how far will his anger drive his actions to tear them apart?
Find out what happens to Laura and Mason in book one of the Sultry Tides series.
Contains explicit language and adult sexual situations, as well as violent scenes containing bondage and elements of rape which may be considered offensive to some readers.