Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2014
A new love and a new life.
Drake left Chicago with little more than the clothes on his back to be with his girlfriend Lacey. Though he has no regrets, he sometimes wonders if his time spent in Paris has put his life on hold.
He’s overworked and underpaid at his dead-end job, and his employer sees him as expendable. His bright light at the end of the day is Lacey, but he finds himself slowly falling into the shadow of her newly-acquired fame. The city of love has found their new starlet in Lacey, but Drake is simply the man by her side.
With all good things there comes a price.
Lacey has been living the dream. She arrived in Paris with nothing but heartache and loss. Now, she’s the rising star of the city’s newest opera and dating the man of her dreams. When her performance contract is extended, she must decide if her new life of glitz and glam is what’s best for a future with the man she loves—or if it’s just what’s best for her.
Paris brought Drake and Lacey together. But when their hopes for the future begin taking them in different directions, they must a find common ground or risk a line dividing them that may prove to be insurmountable.
The Dividing Line is the sequel to the new adult multicultural romance The Space Between.
Drake held me close under his arm, just holding me in silence. Then, out of nowhere, I decided to look his way. He was smiling when I did, his mahogany eyes trained on me. I turned completely toward him, wondering how long he’d been watching me.
In complete silence, he guided my lips to his, a single finger against my cheek to help me make up the small distance to him. Right before our lips would have connected, he stopped. Confused, I pulled back just a little, seeing the warmth in his eyes.
“What is it?” I asked him.
His gaze concentrated, he ran his finger just outside my eye, down my cheek, then across my bottom lip. I closed my eyes, not able to leave them open as he touched me.
“I wish I could capture this moment forever,” he said, his voice suddenly my entire world. “Freeze how beautiful you are to me right now so I’ll never forget.”
I opened my eyes, watching his smile.
“I never want to forget,” he whispered.
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.