About the Book:
Sixteen year-old Tomeka Brooks ran away from home for the love of Abraham Rios, a twenty-two year-old ex-convict out on parole–leaving her family behind to worry. Madly in love, she and Abraham make a new life in a new place. But when Tomeka’s world begins to fall apart, will love be enough to save her?
Step into Tomeka’s world of forbidden love… on the run.
(This is a continuation of the bestselling Bluesday series and a follow-up to Blues In The Key Of B)
I opened the door a little and peeked out. I could hear bolero music blasting from a car’s stereo. The sun was warm despite the chilliness in the air, and the brightness nearly blinded me. I didn’t get out in the sun enough. I really didn’t, but I was trying to do what Abraham told me to. I was trying to stay out of sight—from the police and the drug dealers, both of which—according to him—were equally dangerous.
He was sure that the authorities were still looking for me and that, by now, they had probably figured out that we were in Mexico. Our faces were probably plastered on every missing person’s website on the internet, according to him. Maybe he was right. I might’ve been on the back of a milk carton by now. It was going on seven months since I left my family back in Texas. It probably wasn’t safe for me to show my face.
And then there were the drug dealers who basically ran the streets of Mexico City. They did what they wanted when they wanted to do it—including shoot anyone that got in their way. There was no way Abraham could have put his money in a bank, but keeping it in the apartment was very dangerous. If anyone, anyone at all, in this rundown apartment complex knew how much money we had stashed away, they’d kick the door in and take it. And if I happened to get in the way, they’d run right over me.
Abraham had drilled these things into my head and he’d scared me to death. I was scared when I opened the door and peeked outside, scared when the hot sun hit my face. Scared when the little kids that were playing outside turned and looked at me like I was a ghost…
Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she writes and publishes her stories full time.