“I harbor secrets and they weigh heavily on me. Not even Carl knows what I do every night after the day’s duties are done. I feel ashamed and yet I cannot stop.”
The year is 2003. It's been three years since that fateful night when Peter Travis' world was turned upside down. In an effort to forget his pain, he has sold his house in the country where he once lived in solitude to open Briana's Bistro in downtown Ottawa. On the night of the grand opening, Peter meets a stunning blond woman and he can't get her off of his mind. Love has abandoned him and yet she stirs emotions in him that have long lied dormant. He is torn between guilt and passion and finally relinquishes his heart. However, the woman is not who she says she is, thrusting Peter into a rage that he can not overcome. What secret does the woman harbor that causes Peter so much anguish? What forces will lead him back? Will love prevail? At a time when all obstacles seem insurmountable, ask yourself, is love enough?
I laughed a little too loudly, and thought to myself that this might be a good Sunday, after all. The rain continued to pelt the windows, but it didn’t matter. In fact, I had to agree with Briana. It was sort of romantic and had a nostalgic air to it, like stepping back in time before we were all stupidly intent on losing our innocence.
She drank again and her eyes never wavered from mine, peering over the hefty mug; inviting me to an adult game of peek-a-boo. “You don’t need to worry about that. You don’t look a day over thirty. Seriously. You’re beautiful.”