Jamie was in love. So was Kalim. But the timing was bad. They were about to make love in the lightning storm…For decades Kalim hadn’t gone a week without thinking about that moment, that stormy night…when she had jumped off of him and ran, to find peace, sanity, to claw her way back from self-loathing, a childhood of broken trust that led to the little cuts. It had been too much pleasure for Jamie Dean, too much happiness in that moment, and she hadn’t thought she’d deserved a scrap of it.
Kalim, divorced, single dad, writer, substitute teacher by day, social vigilante and pirate as often as he could, had lived half his life with women who weren’t Jamie. He’d married into lunacy, addiction, and narcissism, and besides his beautiful son Benjamin, 8, wonders just what he was thinking and feeling to have lived as a doormat to crazy for so long.
Jamie, a single mom of daughter Riley, 13, and son Brody, 21, introverted bookstore owner and computer hacker for hire, veteran, embroiled in her own divorce, learns that her high school crush and love is single. She works up the nerve to contact him online, and their worlds connect and swirl.
Hundreds of miles vanish in lush fantasy spun out in the long nights as they count the days until they can be together…for just a little while.
While he waits, he goes after a corrupt court clerk, deciding to clean up his small adopted prison/town by whatever means necessary. While she waits she confronts still the old demons, her past, her ex, and plays some tennis with the dye-job young daughter of a local gangster, and maybe she will steal a yacht. Both Jamie and Kalim find strange deposits in their checking accounts…
Set In Stone is the honeymoon-first of three sensual books in a series that ratchets up in action and intrigue as you turn the pages, as Kalim and Jamie miss what they never had, counting heartbeats, as they ditch the establishment’s status quo, to make things better, to make a life, even if they must fight for every inch.
Keith Aaron Gilbert