Sweet Treats, Bitter life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Mariletza or Marlee to those her know her well has always known her life was far from what it should have been. Her earliest memories of sterile cribs lined up against walls with paint peeling from them the stench of mold and age along with the disinfectant smell still haunted her dreams... being lined up in a bath tub with a bunch of other kids all crying and wishing for love, and one day her life changed and All that was left behind moved into a world she struggled to understand a world that was both cruel and kind. One person was her support in all these times could she open up and allow someone else to share her pain and help her find who she really was..........

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Sweet Treats, Bitter life

Mariletza or Marlee to those her know her well has always known her life was far from what it should have been. Her earliest memories of sterile cribs lined up against walls with paint peeling from them the stench of mold and age along with the disinfectant smell still haunted her dreams... being lined up in a bath tub with a bunch of other kids all crying and wishing for love, and one day her life changed and All that was left behind moved into a world she struggled to understand a world that was both cruel and kind. One person was her support in all these times could she open up and allow someone else to share her pain ad help her find who she really was.......... Read Chapter

Dinner time

............I got ready and looked at the pictures that I had got stuck around my mirror. I smiled at the memories, all of the ... Read Chapter

Open wounds

…………. It felt good to laugh and just relax for a while. The conversation was never hard between the two of us we could ... Read Chapter

Work out hell

………….. I walked out of my bedroom to the smell of fresh coffee. I smiled as I put my purse on the kitchen counter as Rhett held o... Read Chapter

Naked surprise

……………….. I stepped off the treadmill and walked over to where Rhett was standing talking to a girl with the fakest tits and a... Read Chapter

Unwanted call

…………. “What do you think he’s the boss of” Rhett sighed as he rubbed his hand along his jaw “He’s my Boss at work” I ... Read Chapter

knife edge

……… “Marlee… Hey” My bedroom door knocked   “I’ll be out in a few minutes” I tried to sound normal but the... Read Chapter

Dinner date

............. “So is there a man in her life?’ David asked  as I floated in the pool. Rhett shot him a look “Hey I’m curio... Read Chapter

Imogens orders

............. David held the door open as I walked into the apartment; I put my bag down and emptied the wet towels into the washing mach... Read Chapter

Treats

............. I think I spent more time laughing while David and I were in the bar with the stories he was regaling of Rhett. I smiled as... Read Chapter

Good to bad

***I'M BACK LOL MISS ME???? OKAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER THAT BUT THIS WEEK THINGS WILL BE A LITTLE TIGHT AGAIN I'M SORRY FRIENDS FROM F... Read Chapter

wrong idea

………..  I pulled away from him he blinked at me a few times, I felt my cheeks flame red and I looked away.   “I... Read Chapter

Firing at Rhett

…………. I looked at Rhett trying to comprehend his words to David as David tucked his gun back in to the back of his shorts. And hi... Read Chapter

David's found me

…………. I don’t know how far I’d run but the sun was high and the heat was oppressive making my head hurt, but I kept going unt... Read Chapter

Visit

…………… Rhett walked toward us I dusted myself off   “Where’s your bike?” I asked I couldn’t keep the snap f... Read Chapter

The inquisition

………… I stood in front of the mirror in my room and chewed my lip nervously every hair was in place and my subtle make up enough n... Read Chapter

What a mess

…………. I looked at David and shook my head   “Why did you do that?” I asked keeping my voice down   ... Read Chapter

Not a good night for either of us

…………. There was a silence in the car and I glanced over to see the nerve twitching in David’s cheek.  I took a deep breath... Read Chapter

Thrown out

…………… I opened the door to the apartment as David followed me inside with the to go boxes of food and a new bottle of Jack Dani... Read Chapter

Rhett opens up

………..Rhett sank the shot of Jack and poured himself another before he eased back on the couch and pinched the bridge of his nose. ... Read Chapter

Solace

……….. I woke up and felt like I’d been through a wringer my entire body hurt. I sat up and looked out of the window it was still ... Read Chapter

Claustrophobic

……………… I heard a moan as the kiss deepend.  I pulled back and looked at him he smiled a little at me. David moved to kis... Read Chapter

What a morning

……………… I sat in my office the sounds of the radio playing quietly while the bakers got on with their normal morning routine. ... Read Chapter

Davids need

…………… There was a round of applause from the customers and then they went back to chattering as I started to realize I’d just... Read Chapter

Safe

……………  My hands rested on his hips as the kiss took my mind from all the problems and stress; David pulled back and rubbed... Read Chapter

Rhett's Fire

…………  We pulled back up to the apartment I opened the garage and let David put his bike inside along with Rhett’s. David g... Read Chapter

Broken Phone and Commando!

………… I bent down and picked up the broken pieces of my cell phone from the floor in front of my car and looked up at the opened w... Read Chapter

Out of my depth

……….. “Sorry I’m late” David’s Dad walked over and hugged his son and smiled at him as he looked at him at arm’s length. ... Read Chapter

Cam

………… Kerry sighed as she sipped her wine the summer breeze rustled the trees around us.   “If you don’t mind me ... Read Chapter

…………  Dinner was fun I’d never had a dinner like this ever where family was just giving each other crap about next to noth... Read Chapter

Shopping

………… The sound of chirping birds and the rustle of the leaves in the tress woke me. I stretched and took a few minutes to get my ... Read Chapter

wrong conclusion

………… Kerry showed me around the town she stopped to speak to people that she knew introducing me to them as David’s girlfriend.... Read Chapter

Rhetts fight

………… “So what’s stressing you out?” Rhett asked sitting on the bed as I took out the thins from inside of them   ... Read Chapter

Turning point

……… I let my fingers hover over the buttons as I started to read the letter I lifted my purse absently and put it on the bed next t... Read Chapter

Alone with David

*Sorry these are fillers*   ………. We headed into the city to one of the nicer restaurant not just the normal bar... Read Chapter

High and low

………. I walked out of the bedroom with a towel wrapped around me. David was on the deck the lid was off the hot tub and there was a ... Read Chapter

next decision

........ We hard laughter and the sound of the front door closing and Paul and Kerry came out onto the deck   “OOO How’s... Read Chapter

Slammed with another kick in the gut

……….. I woke up still snuggled against David’s chest, his fingers were trailing up and down my arm   “Good morning... Read Chapter

Finally some truth

…………..  I sat up on the crinkly paper that was over the bed in the Doctors’ office. I rubbed my arms unable to get rid of ... Read Chapter

Hard choices

…………..Cam was sitting in the kitchen working on a laptop.   “Hey don’t you have a home to go to?” David laughe... Read Chapter

an option for the night

…………..I was melting chocolate and making the molten chocolate filling was perfect inside of the dark chocolate Raspberry cakes. I... Read Chapter

Alone

…………. My stomach was a ball of knots as we pulled up at the fire station. David looked at me and smiled   “Ready f... Read Chapter

A ring and revelation

…………. I jumped as the door closed and the inner door followed suit with the sound of the lock flicking into place. David’s stro... Read Chapter

New morning

…………. My entire body ached like I’d been working out with Rhett the tension in my neck was giving me a headache from hell. I mo... Read Chapter

Back home

…………. We sat on the couch in the living room as a storm that sprang up from nowhere raged around outside.   “Wow t... Read Chapter

Face to face with the demons

…………. I sat at the table and worked on my laptop as David made calls he neded to to get the things shipped out to Colorado. I jum... Read Chapter

Getting ready to leave

…………. I woke up to the smell of coffee, David was sound asleep next to me I was exhausted after the showdown the night before. I ... Read Chapter

Hope and then hate

………….  It felt like there was something missing as I walked into the bakery, I felt hollow and empty after saying goodbye to... Read Chapter

WOW Abby

………. For the next two days Cam and I worked on packing up the entire apartment. He kept my mind occupied making me laugh with more ... Read Chapter

Colorado home

………….. I sat on the couch and smiled at the view out of the window. I felt at ease and utterly at home here in Colorado. I put do... Read Chapter

Morning one Good morning

............ I was literally grinning from ear to ear just from hearing David’s voice. I curled up in bed and looked through the file K... Read Chapter

Time to take control

............ I looked at the floor and saw a piece of paper sticking out from under the bed  I bent and picked it up, it was a piece... Read Chapter

reaquanting

…………. I listened to David’s heartbeat return to its usual steady rhythm his arms held me tight to his chest and I let my finger... Read Chapter

Bombshell

…………. “See I told you we’d be bamboozled into dinner” David whined as we headed back to the cabin   “You’r... Read Chapter

Work it out

……………. I watched David pace in the yard while Cam talked to him I looked around as my phone started to ring. I walked over to t... Read Chapter

The right thing?

...............  I woke up and stretched the smell of coffee was all to enticing, but added to it was the sound of laughter. I pushe... Read Chapter

Like a freight train

……….. David and I changed and walked out of the room and headed down to the Terrace. Rhett was sitting talking to a girl in a strin... Read Chapter

Mull it over

……… Everything seemed to slow to a snail’s pace as I tried to take in the words that she had said, the boys were still talking to... Read Chapter

Closer

……… I eased out of bed as the birds chirped in the trees outside of the open windows. David was lay on his back one arm tucked behi... Read Chapter

Prague

……………. Stela walked away and behind the desk at reception, I looked around at the guys both of them watching me intently. I wal... Read Chapter

More details

……………….. We sat talking about everything and nothing, it felt good to be here but I kept looking outside and wondering… ... Read Chapter

Brick wall

……………….. I threw another top on the bed and groaned sitting down heavily on it as David walked out of the bathroom in his jea... Read Chapter

Watching

……….. I paced the floor in our room David and Rhett looked at me as they poured over the laptop.   ‘You’re going t... Read Chapter

Possession

………. I sat in the lobby with David while we waited for Rhett.   “You know you look good enough to eat” David drew ... Read Chapter

Taken

…………… I struggled against the arm that wrapped around me. The panic in me had me reliving flash backs of Viktor and him touchin... Read Chapter

Intrepidation

…………… I was taken in to a heavily paneled dining room with a huge carved table in the center with at least twenty chairs around... Read Chapter

At least someone is on my side

………… I shivered and picked up the brandy from the table and sank it, I was expecting the heat and sting of the burn like the stuf... Read Chapter

unwanted form the start

………… He closed the door and walked toward the table. I was lost forwards as I looked at the intense eyes and face it wasn’t har... Read Chapter

shock

………… I hadn’t got any energy left in me as Kain walked down the hall with me, there was the sound of a baby crying as we walked... Read Chapter

Interaction

……… “I think we need to talk to Marlee” David rubbed my back “This is her choice, if she wants to leave then we walk” &... Read Chapter

Protection beyond protection

………….. David put his arm around me as Evie pulled out of the driveway and into the street. Casper turned in his seat to look at u... Read Chapter

Walking

…………. Mikal offered me his arm as we walked across the street from the hotel. People looked as we walked his eyes took in everyth... Read Chapter

Trying to fit in

…………. Mikal showed me around Prague, some of the places and sights were special to him because it was written all over his face a... Read Chapter

Dinner and a question

…………. The Chef watched everything I did Tricia was chatting nonstop as I showed her how to make simple White chocolate and Raspbe... Read Chapter

Kain knows something

…………. The silence was deafening around the table.   “Of course” I nodded nervously   “WOW” Evie... Read Chapter

Family home

…………. David wrapped his arms around me and we stood in the courtyard I buried my head in the crook of his neck as he rubbed my ba... Read Chapter

Brother to Brother

……………. Dante glanced across at Rhett his eyes were closed and he was rubbing his thumb and fore finger across his forehead. ... Read Chapter

Family time

………… Mikal showed us to a room, he pushed open the door inside it was like something from those big manor houses you see in Engli... Read Chapter

Brother and Sister

…………. David closed the door behind us as I walked over to the bed and sat down to take off my shoes.   “Are you al... Read Chapter

Family breakfast

…………. I said good night to Rhett and opened the door to my room, David was laying in the bed his phone resting on his chest movin... Read Chapter

results

…………… “It’s not our home Mikal is the one you need to ask if it’s okay” David shrugged putting his arm around my waist ... Read Chapter

New Big Brothers

………… “I’m not going to talk about this” My voice shook. I looked at Rhett “You want to take out a full page add in the pa... Read Chapter

Protection detail

………… I walked out in to the garden Rhett was leaning against a tree while David spoke on the phone a short way from him. I steppe... Read Chapter

Well this is as good of a place as any to leave it for a while there is sooo much more to come for Marlee and her new family and we all l... Read Chapter