Fate had brought him and Tess together. She had scarred him in the most beautiful way, and with her every breath, the distance to forever grew shorter.
In a year's time, a man can be made to feel whole again. Mario and Tess share an apartment and own a piece of one another's hearts. He's been promoted to manager at the pizzeria and Tess is working full time. They are on the fast track to "forever". Then Mario receives a desperate phone call from his father, his nemesis, the man who abandoned him and his mother when Mario was only ten years old, forcing them to the "wrong side of the tracks". Curious, Mario pays his father a visit and discovers that his half-brother, Tony, has left the mansion to hang out with the hoodlums from the shady side of town. What transpires next thrusts Mario back into the nightmare he thought he had escaped. With his half-brother in trouble, and thinking that Tess has betrayed him, his world crumbles, leaving a crack in his "forever". Set in 1983, "A Crack in Forever" is a romance with an explosive subplot, and is the standalone sequel to "Sultry, Is the Night". Mature themes.