Chasing Destiny

By Eric Jerome Dickey

Eight-time New York Times bestselling writer Eric Jerome Dickey’s new novel is crammed with intrigue, pace, and intercourse charm. And an unforgettable woman narrator rides her attractive yellow bike all over it all.

Billie (aka "Ducati") is named a lot for her impressive good looks as for the attractive yellow motorbike she rides throughout the suggest streets of l. a.. tricky, gifted, and confident, Billie's used to doing issues her way—but that used to be prior to love threw an oil slick within the highway and spun her existence into chaos.

Billie's first challenge is easy: she's pregnant.

Her moment challenge is that her lover, Keith, continues to be married.

Keith has a few "things" to accommodate, and the folk in his existence are darkish and duplicitous sufficient to take concerns into their very own fingers, made up our minds to maintain Billie from having her child. Billie without notice reveals herself faced, attacked, run off highways, threatened and shadowed. Keith nonetheless has ties to his manipulative spouse, Carmen, and he adores his fifteen-year-old daughter future. Will he do the appropriate factor by way of his new family members, or stand by means of his previous one?

Soon all eyes shift as every person unearths themselves desperately chasing future, a bothered and misleading woman dancing at the fringe of womanhood. while the rubber meets the line, everyone's scuffling with soiled for what they want...and they're all prepared to wreck their enemy or cross down in flames to get it.

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And what approximately after the child is born? What approximately all of that down time? ” “Don’t make it approximately cash. ” “Get out of the delusion and don’t fake cash won’t be a topic. You’re broke. I’m broke. young children get ill. you want to take off paintings once they fall ill simply because day care doesn’t wish in poor health children within the position infecting the entire different children. What you gonna do then? All I’m announcing is be lifelike approximately this shit. they want they usually by no means cease desiring. every thing they want expenditures a technique or one other. ” “You performed? ” “I’m simply asking if you’re ready, simply because i do know I’m no longer. ” “Well, if humans love each one other—” “Love don’t pay the goddamn money owed, Billie. Love doesn't pay for personal university and diapers. ” “You may still comprehend. ” “What does that suggest? ” “You’re the single with the failed marriage, you’re the single heading for divorce courtroom. ” That low blow positioned a few critical soreness in his eyes. No guy cherished to be learn his disasters. He sighed. “I’ve been going to treatment. Carmen, good, we all were going. ” “All of you? individually? ” “Together. ” He cleared his throat. “It used to be the court’s recommendation. ” “The court docket? ” “Things have been gruesome. Uglier than I’ve ever instructed you. it may be terrible, having a toddler with the incorrect girl, having to accommodate her anger, her matters, her selfishness, her utilizing your baby as a pawn in her online game. Having her consistently taking you to court docket simply because she is . . . simply undeniable vindictive. ” “Why may she do all of that to you? ” “That’s how she is. Shit, ever because she observed me with you on the movies—” “Since she discovered approximately me. ” “It’s been a residing hell. She’s been relentless. And it’s now not getting any higher. We talked . . . we argued . . . and whilst the dirt settled . . . we wanted a few expert counseling jointly. in particular for my daughter. future . . . she’s been taking this the toughest. Fights in school. ” “Fights? As in plural? ” “As in plural. Grades shedding. you recognize these inner most college humans don’t play. ” “She’s appearing out. ” I sponsored down, desired to understand extra. “You hadn’t acknowledged something. ” “I simply stopped speaking approximately it . . . with you. ” “I see. None of my enterprise, correct? ” “Not that. It’s simply . . . with you . . . didn’t wish that destructive shit polluting what we had. ” “You could’ve talked to me, Keith. Could’ve informed me anything. yet it’s cool. I comprehend. ” “And my daughter’s perspective, it’s stressing me out. future cursed her mom. Carmen hit her. It obtained loopy. After that she ditched institution. every kind of shit has been occurring. Carmen acknowledged future smelled like weed. Thinks she was once getting excessive. feels like she’s been with a few boy. ” “Destiny is having intercourse? ” He took a breath. “She’s fifteen. ” “About that age. whilst women commence buying and selling intercourse for romance. ” “Don’t say that shit. ” “That’s what we do. we glance for romance the single silly method we all know how. ” Keith made a face that instructed me he didn’t even are looking to take into consideration his daughter in that approach. He shook his head, rubbed the again of his neck, took a deep breath ahead of he might speak back. I stated, “I understand you've much happening. Didn’t suggest to drop this on you, in contrast to this.

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