Before Single Ladies returns to our TV screens in January, a three-part eBook series written by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette is hitting stores so fans can get their fill of their favorite women from the ATL. The series is set between the finale of season two and the premiere of season three and focuses on the individual lives and loves of the show’s leading ladies. Today we bring you an exclusive, free excerpt from the first book in the series which is all about Raquel, entitled A Couple Of Forevers. The e-book is available for download on Amazon.com, in the iBookstore, and on BarnesandNoble.com.
The whir of the helicopter’s blades made a deafening sound as Keisha stared out of the window, dazed. She couldn’t believe that she had been stalked by Veronica, and all over Sean at that. Sean had been a part of her life for many years. They had been great lovers once, so she knew the type of game Sean was laying down in and out of the bedroom. She couldn’t fathom the fact that a successful, driven, and beautiful woman had been driven to madness over a man. It was good, but it wasn’t that good, Keisha thought snidely as she pursed her lips and tightened her grip on Malcolm’s hand. He gave her hand a gentle squeeze in return, bringing a sense of peace to Keisha that she hadn’t felt in months. Now this, this is that good, she concluded. Malcolm was her ‘feel good’, her ‘get right’, her ‘everything’. Whenever he was in her life she became a glass half full type of girl. He gave her infinite happiness and even when a million things were going wrong, as long as he was there, that was enough to make everything okay. He handed her a headset and she held it open before placing it carefully over her bobbed hair. All sound was immediately drowned out. It tuned out the madness and as she stared into Malcolm’s warm eyes, she realized that he did the same for her as well. Focusing on this beautiful man before her helped her tune out the world.
“I never want to live another day without you, Keisha,” Malcolm said. His words melted her as soon as he said them. They had been without each other for so long that everything with Malcolm now felt brand new. Sure, she had her doubts about where this may lead. If history had taught them anything it was that making this thing work would take some persistence. Their personalities were too strong not to clash every once in a while, but the same stubbornness that they hated in one another was also what they loved about one another. It was that thin line type of love. One moment they couldn’t get enough of each other, the next they were fighting like cats and dogs, but through it all the passion never died. At the moment, Keisha felt as if she was on cloud nine. She had the luxury of having the new relationship flutters while being comfortable enough with him to have no worries. For the first time in too long, she was truly happy.