In this sequel to Olivia’s Trek, Olivia Carter is thriving under the love and guidance of her boyfriend, Dr Gabriel Carmichael. But her past returns to haunt her on the day of her MCAT results, when she makes a detour to the offices of the Carter Foundation, set up by her uncle, and finds there a previously incarcerated drug dealer who is out for revenge. A dramatic gun battle ensues and Olivia is shot. Gabriel’s father, keen to protect his beloved only child from the dangers associated with Olivia’s former life, seizes the opportunity to separate them, embroiling the Carter family in his plan to convince Olivia to let Gabriel go. Unable to bear the thought of harm coming to Gabriel as a result of her past actions, it is ultimately Olivia’s choice to break up with the love of her life. Heartbroken, Gabriel leaves for Europe. Seven years on, Gabriel has rebuilt his life to become an addictions specialist, and has just been awarded a professorship in Manhattan at the tender age of thirty-three. Olivia, meanwhile, having successfully completed a medical degree in the Caribbean, is also returning to the city to take up a residency. She is stunned to discover that fate has intervened, however, by placing them both at the same hospital. Naively believing she will manage to avoid him, Olivia finds herself overwhelmed with guilt and the feelings that still remain for Gabriel, and begins to regret her choice. As their two worlds collide once again, a furious Gabriel confronts Olivia and resolves to leave Manhattan as soon as possible. A violent incident in the ER throws them together before he has the chance, however, and they find themselves unable to fight their resurfacing feelings any longer. That is until Olivia discovers the existence of a certain impediment and flees, running into an unwelcome face from the past along the way – one who believes Olivia owes him her life. With Olivia questioning her choices and beginning to doubt a long-held hatred, she escapes to the Hamptons with far-reaching consequences. Olivia Carter is about to find out that you never know how strong you really are, until being strong is the only choice you have.Über den Autor:
DM Sharp’s past includes a prolonged stint at working as a high-yield (junk) bond trader after completing her first degree in Economics. However, she cried too much doing that job and one day remembered that her two dreams in life were firstly, to be a doctor and secondly to write books. She returned to medical school and received her medical degree from Nottingham University. She is now also actively pursuing her second dream (when not seeing patients) and devotes a very special part of herself to the power of words and love of storytelling. Any other spare moments are devoted to being a wife and mother of two! She writes primarily YA/Adult novels dealing with gritty, coming of age issues, centred around a troubled heroine called Olivia Carter whose personal philosophy has been forged from her tormented upbringing. Olivia’s childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse. DM Sharp feels an affinity with Olivia Carter and people like her. DM Sharp’s debut novel is called Olivia’s Trek, a dark tale of the American dream ripped apart. The second novel in the Olivia Carter Series is called Olivia’s Choice, about choices, their consequences and how sometimes when we act in the best interests of a person we love, it is not always the correct choice that is made. The third novel, Olivia’s Destiny, is currently in production. The most important words DM Sharp likes to hold onto are: compassion, hope, and freedom. Things she likes— • Italy • Eating Nuttella spread out of the jar with a spoon when I’m writing • Reading everything from the classics (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is my all time favourite), everything YA (Laurie Halse Anderson is my hero), trashy magazines and medical textbooks (only when I have to!) • Sunshine • My best friends (I would go crazy without them) • My family … most of the time (They think I’m crazy) • Anything Cinnamon. Things she dislikes—Bad manners, bullies, vanilla essence, the sound of chalk scratching on a blackboard, fireworks and the dark.
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