One Man's Destiny, One Woman's Past. An Unconventional Story of Politics, Sex and Revenge.

Rowland Jeffers, District Attorney for City of New York and the eldest of the six sons of the highly respected Senator Ryan-John Jeffers. He is powerful, intelligent, successful, handsome and wealthy in his own right; A man with a destiny, his life has been an open book. Prior to the Senator's passing, Ryan-John elicits a promise from Rowland that he will look after a woman, an extremely special one. As a man of honour of course his son vows. At Ryan-Johns funeral a woman appears. Mysterious, elegant, Rowland is immediately drawn to her. Is this the woman? Alexia Kingstone, well known on the New York Art Scene as the eccentric Australian artist and philanthropist. Her studio Dark Angel Gallery is acclaimed and she is renowned for creating high-end men's jewellery, for the rich and powerful. A mysterious woman that seems to have no real past and is always surrounded by successful men, what is her real story? Can Rowland fulfil his promise and look after what his father thought so precious? Or will her past destroy them both? While Rowland, the Senator's Son is the first Book for the "Force's at Play Series" it can be enjoyed as a stand alone story. Readers have commented that this story is the "50 Shades for the Clever Woman". AMAZON READER REVIEWS Eva - 5.0 out of 5 stars - Great read!!!! - 27 September 2019 - Loved this (I hope) first instalment in this saga. Enjoyed the style of writing and the unfurling plot. I have also loved reading her first published novel in a different vein. I am truly happy that Marieke has found the direction that her talent and passion should take I look forward to more *** Nicole Vought - 5.0 out of 5 stars - A fast paced, intense read for the open-minded! - 23 September 2019 - Love, love, love the book. Can't wait for the sequels! The story is fast paced and intense. It is a great read So many great characters, I think Rowland my favourite. Who can resist a dark, handsome hero! Get writing Marieke! *** Mummy B - 5.0 out of 5 stars - Very intriguing storyline - 30 September 2019 - Love this story. It draws you into a dark and fascinating world. A great twist on all those stories where only the men are the dominants. Can’t wait to read more from this author. One person found this helpful *** Available as an eBook or paperback Marieke has other online books you may also enjoy.

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Marieke J Treloar can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a spirited fantasy full of fearless female protagonists and dashing military heroes. Writing a novel was always on her bucket list, and eventually, it has become a reality. Rowland, The Senator's Son is the first book in her debut series – Forces at Play. When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Marieke designs and creates beautiful jewellery, frequents the best cafes of her beautiful home town, and otherwise spends far too much time at both her laptop and jewellery bench. She lives in Australia, with her puppies and family.

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