The Bars Between Us (#Wattys2017)
Aphrodite Stevens is like most of the other women her age; she is married with amazing friends, and lives in her first house she bought and loves. However, unlike those other women, her marriage is a mess already, some of her friends are unable to go out or to go for drinks, and the house she loves so much, is opposite a prison. The exact same one in which she 'helps' her husband reside over as warden.
Nixon Hawk, doesn't have a criminal past (that the police know of), and isn't a violent person. So, when he is convicted and sentenced to life for killing his girlfriend, and unknowingly her unborn child, it is a surprise to his family and friends. A year after the trial, the prison he's currently in is closed and he is moved to Boston Correctional Institution*.
When Aphrodite is told about the new inmates arriving, she doesn't give it any thought. That's until she meets Nixon. As love starts to blossom, will they be able to keep it a secret as well as keeping their relationship alive? And when Aphrodite hears that Nixon may be in prison for a crime he didn't commit, she strives to find the truth. Can they overcome the bars between them? Will she able to acquit him, or is he where he belongs?
*The prison is not real, I based it off my research on other prisons!
Thank you @uh-lis-uh01 for the cover!
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