Adrianna was finally starting to feel settled again. She hadn’t realized how adrift she’d been until she packed up and moved with her daughter back to England. Her marriage to Gerard had ended as spontaneously as it had started. Things between them had been patchy for a long time, ever since Crystal was born and he was left to be her main career while Adrianna worked on Zero. But her daughter was her world and the day Gerard left was the day Adrianna realized she might lose it.
But here she was, with full custody of her little girl and a new home, a new life back in England. They had been here close to six months now, and while the wounds from her latest divorce were still fresh, she felt – for the most part- happy. Which was why she’d found herself actually saying yes when Vivian asked her, and not for the first time, to take a night off from motherhood and go out.
She knocked on Vivian’s door, Crystal’s small hand held tightly in her own, and felt her stomach twist. Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. She hadn’t had a night out to herself in years; she was bound to make a fool of herself. But it was too late to back out now, and to prove her point the door swung open, revealing Lincoln, Vivian’s husband.