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Meet Tori Grace Almonte'

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

A Heart At War: Matters of the Heart Series (Book Two)

Tori Grace Almonte is still very much in love with her husband. How could she not be? He’s attentive, smart, loving and kind. The embodiment of the perfect man. Until he’s wasn’t. When his indiscretions come to light, Tori is conflicted on if she should leave or not. How could she just walk away from a man that she’d loved for so long?  But when Lance Marshall walks into her office, he steals her heart, serenades her soul, and gives her back all that she’d thought she lost.


At that moment, I could feel the air being sucked from my lungs. I felt dizzy, like I was about to faint. Hot, like I was standing in the desert sand, right in the middle of Arizona n the dead of summer. I was in shock and in disbelief. Because that had to be another man in there having a conversation with his obvious mistress. Not Lamont. Because Lamont loved me. He’s loved me for twenty years. And my Lamont…. He didn’t want children. It was the one thing we fought about throughout our marriage. I wanted children. Three or four of them. I wanted a big family. He didn’t. He was happy with it just being us. “We don’t need the distraction Tori. I’m going to make partner soon. I can’t do that with a baby crying in the middle of the night, keeping me away from what’s important. Don’t you love me enough to just be happy with me?”

That’s what he used to say every time I brought up a baby. And eventually, I just gave in because I didn’t want my husband questioning my love for him. I watched my sister and co-workers have children and each time, I put on a smile and played my part while inside, I was dying from envy.

So that couldn’t be my man. I was convinced that there was a stranger in my house, inhabiting his body. Making him do and say strange things. Because I knew good and got damn well this man didn’t shit on my dreams of becoming a mother only to get the next bitch pregnant.