Twice in a Lifetime978-1-68419-262-5
Gray has lived in his hometown of Hempstead, Long Island his entire life. He is a happy person, and proud of his accomplishments. Twenty-five years ago, Gray met the love of his life, before flying to Iraq to serve his country. Her name was Raven Fox, and she was lovely. But after returning home the two were unable to connect. Gray went on to marry and have a family, but it’s never enough. His soul longs for a connection he lost twenty-one years in the past.
Raven wanted to be a chef, and when she landed her dream job before graduating culinary school, Gray was so happy for her.Time and circumstances sent them in different directions. Raven’s Father died after a brief illness. She quit her job, and moved out of state to help her Mother, cope. Gray was discharged from the Special Forces, and couldn’t reach Raven. Many frustrated months, and cancelled dates later, Gray kept one appointment. He met Lilith Morrison. She was cool, clever, and sophisticated. They fell in love, and he proposed to her. Gray created a company that designed very custom furniture for clients, and he discovered the market for it was very competitive. The business began to slowly grow. Gray married Lilith and had two boys, Robin Blake and Bruce Wayne. They were good boys. Lilith didn’t hide her disdain of the blue-collar nature of what Gray did for a living. Gray examines his choice of 21 years, and longs for the soul stirring connection that he lost.