"The Dramatic Conclusion of Merci Townsend's story..."?Excerpt from Jump Off: From The Side, Book 2?"Now weak, I relented as I let her guide me to the door, not sure what was happening. The whole room was spinning and I could see the curious faces of other patrons while I leaned on Lorelei?s tiny, bony shoulder. Once outside, the lights from downtown seemed to turn into big, blurry pieces of snow. How could that be - it was still summer. I heard Lorelei telling someone something as I was shoved into a back seat.?Everything went black."??As an intern, all around good girl, Merci Townsend, gets caught up in a relationship she never fathomed, with an engaged, older, high-powered business man. In the process, she earns a sordid status. Going against everything she was brought up to believe, her life goes into a downward spiral, challenging her secret belief that she could make it without God.?Wealthy business heir, James Jansen III, stokes the desires of women everywhere with his dynamic looks and powerful status. On the surface, he seems like a hero out of a romance novel. Underneath, the truth is anything but. He is unconditionally and irrevocably, human.?Electronics magnate heiress, Lorelei Sampson, is capable of reaching back to her street upbringing to use whatever means necessary to destroy anything or anyone that would dare to come between her millions, and her man.?Handsome, church going, Lawrence Redfield, is the consummate "good guy" and seems to be on the path to do all of the right things in life, including becoming one of Chicago's Finest, a police officer. Friendly and unattached, he seems to have all of the qualities of a perfect mate. Is he??