To Breathe Again~An Invisible Shackles Novel II


I, the Lord God, will put breath in you, and once again you will live.~ Ezekiel 37:5
Sassy air hostess Isoken Adolo has one rule – six-date maximum before she’s on to the next. Loss and grief made her that way.
When life hands her an unexpected gut punch, Isoken is forced to face demons her fast-paced life helped her ignore. As she grapples with the latest turn of events, she decides to have the one thing she’s always longed for- a baby. But this time without the entanglement of love.

Opinionated bad boy of the Formula One racing circuit, Tekena Tamuno, also has one rule- his career and relationships don’t mix. Experience made him that way.
With retirement approaching in a couple of years, Tekena’s laser focus is on two things- finishing at the top of his game and securing a future for life after the track. In his quest, he didn’t anticipate dealing with the woman who challenged him like no other.

From the moment Isoken met Tekena, she knew she had to avoid him at all cost. The intense attraction between them and his ability to irk all her nerves was reason enough. Her greatest fear, however, was his career. Now by some cruel twist of fate, he stands in the way of her heart’s desire. With nowhere to run, her resolve is put to the test. And despite her fight, Tekena confirms her fear. He could unravel her completely. Is she courageous enough to risk another round with an emotion that brought her to her knees the first time?

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She admired his décor as she walked through the hallway. Minutes later, she handled her business, washed her hands, and made her way back to the kitchen when she heard Tekena on speaker.
“Hey Ro, what’s up?”
“Hey man, please tell me you ain’t mad enough to do anything to sis.”
Isoken frowned then bugged her eyes remembering she didn’t text Itohan when she got to Tekena’s. With hurried strides, she made her way to the kitchen.
“To whom? Keni?”
“Yes. I have a wife who won’t sleep until she knows her sister is okay.”
Tekena narrowed his eyes at her once she entered the kitchen. She went to her purse and pulled out her phone. She had ten missed calls from Itohan and five messages.
“Man, I ain’t do nothing to this crazy girl.”
“Tex, tell my sister I’m going to injure her myself if she had me worrying for nothing.” Itohan’s voice came through the speakers.
“Come here and dispel whatever you told these folks.” He leaned against the sink and folded his arms against his chest. “Making them think I did something to you.”
“Hey, y’all…my bad sis.”
“Keni—” Itohan began when Osaro cut her off.
“It’s your bad all right. You’re not about to have my wife worried over you and Tex’s issues,” he snapped.
Isoken laughed at him. She was at fault, so she’d let him have it. What surprised her though was when Tekena walked closer to the phone.
“Aye man. Chill out with all that snapping. Sis should’ve known I won’t do anything to her sister.” He grinned. “At least not anything she won’t like.”
Isoken huffed and hit his arm. He had to go spoil his good gesture with reckless talk.
“That’s our cue to let y’all go,” Osaro said.
“Wait, wait, Keni, what are you still doing over there? Isn’t it late?”
“Mind ya business sis. Mind ya business,” Tekena teased.
“Tex, you about to let me put my foot in your behind. But he’s right babe, mind your business,” Osaro said.

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