Scotty is sure that she was betrayed by Nick, so she wants nothing more to do with him. Unfortunately, her life is endangered by Mr. Lucas, as she is abducted by him and spirited away to an island far away from New York City. Nick begins a desperate search for Scotty, knowing that every minute that Scotty is in the hands of Mr. Lucas is another minute that she is horribly suffering. But can he find her before too much damage is done?And can he convince her, once and for all, that he did not betray her?
"Good for the most part"
Nick O'Hara is a veritable womanizer. The only qualifications that he looks for in a romantic connection is that the person is hot and breathing. Mainly hot. He has no desire for an emotional connection with another person, and that's the way he lives his life. He has his fabulous wealth and his reputation as a premiere architect, and that's enough for him. Until Scotty James.
"I just couldn't finish it."
Beautiful Illusions is a Cinderella romance with a twist - and what a twist it is! Attorney Iris Snowe drinks too much, eats too much, and spends too much. Her sex life has been as spectacularly unsuccessful as her law practice, so she spends her evenings in her tiny apartment watching bad TV, talking to her cat, and rescuing pit bulls. And her name might be Iris, but it should be Jade. As in jaded, which is how she feels about romance and men in general.
Scotty is determined that she is going to bring down the evil Mr. Lucas. But that proves to be easier said than done. Prosecuting a wealthy man is never an easy task, as the increasingly disillusioned Scotty soon finds out first-hand. However, Nick has a back-up plan that comes into play, as the situation increasingly gets out of control. This plan is risky and dangerous. And Nick is just the man to pull it off. But is it too late? Will Scotty finally get the justice and closure that she deserves?
"Great Story - Horrible Writing"
Although Ryan Gallagher survived being shot, it does not mean he is out of the woods. The life he lived when he was a drug addict was not a pretty one, and he hurt many people along the way. He has lived with these regrets, and the near-death experience has brought them back up for him in ways he hadn't contemplated in many years. As Ryan enters a dark place, Iris desperately tries to reach him. But he is unreachable. At the end of her rope, Iris turns to Ryan's best friend, Nick, for solace.
Iris and her beautiful Prince Charming, Ryan, are now married. But the issues facing the two only get more complicated and dark. Iris is finding that being married to a man with such a dark past keeps threatening her present and the couple's future. But the issues from the past do not compare to the devastating issues in the present. A tragic chain of events leads to a possible end of the fairytale...