Lovers from different countries….. Amaretto with Coffee, by ADBanyan

New Book……… Amaretto with Coffee

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  STOP!” 

   If you would just shut up and listen to me, you would see that there is a bigger picture involved here! I have no intention of leaving you here in Costa Rica. I want to help you get your business started and then we can sail all over the world getting new ideas for fashion as we go.            Amaretto with Coffee,   by A. D. Banyan

      Amaretto with Coffee,  is a very active, multi-cultural story, about a writer that saves a Costa Rican woman from a ships captain. A privateer working in human trafficking. They fall in love and return to Costa Rica . They steal the money from the ships captain and build a fashion empire in the United States. The book takes several dramatic changes of direction and even loses a main character prior the ship captain being extinguished. A new romance is formed and Jonah’s broken family is strangely united. This is a book of family, and happy endings, that was paid for with endurance and sacrifice.  There are several distinctive characters in Amaretto that you will never forget. ADBanyan

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Excerpt from Amaretto with Coffee

        We covered the storefront windows with paper while we were working.  I was impressed at how helpful Loren was while I built walls and hung drywall on them.  No matter what I did, she was always right there handing me the next tool or holding the other end of the board.

       One night we worked until seven o’clock.  We got in my truck and headed North on I-95.  I called Cracker Barrel from my cell phone and ordered two dinners to go.  I remained in the truck while Loren ran into the restaurant and picked up the order.  As we sat on the couch watching the TV and eating our food I occasionally looked at what she was eating.  I stabbed it with my fork and tried it.  She would take her fork and stab mine and before long we were both eating off of both plates and food was falling on our laps and on the couch.  I picked up some baby carrots off of the couch, pushed them against her chest, watching them fall down into her shirt.  She squealed from the feeling then scooped up the rest of my mashed potatoes, crammed them up the leg of my shorts, smashing them around my unit.  This became war.  I found my unopened container of biscuit gravy and she grabbed the grits.  The clothes were saturated and the couch was going to require a professional cleaning.  We laughed as we ran down the hall together with food falling onto the Persian rug as we went.  We jumped into the walk in shower of the master bedroom fully dressed.  We stood with the water running, the food falling, and grabbed the shampoo from the towel bar.

        We both washed our hair and used the shampoo to clean our clothing.  As the suds rinsed away I started unbuttoning her blouse, and let the carrots fall into the shower.  The laughing stopped.  Within 60 seconds we both stood naked in the shower with our squeaky-clean bodies in full contact.  After a rapid towel dry, the activities moved into the bedroom and continued until after midnight.

       We woke up in the morning holding onto each other in my bed.  I was wondering what I had done now, and how it was going to end up.  I was in love with Lisa, but she has become so obsessed with her business, that the qualities that I used to like about Lisa have now become more prominent in Loren.

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  Amaretto with Coffee,  is a very active, multi-cultural story, about a writer that saves a Costa Rican woman from a ships captain. A privateer working in human trafficking. They fall in love and return to Costa Rica . They steal the money from the ships captain and build a fashion empire in the United States. The book takes several dramatic changes of direction and even loses a main character prior the ship captain being extinguished. A new romance is formed and Jonah’s broken family is strangely united. This is a book of family, and happy endings, that was paid for with endurance and sacrifice.  There are several distinctive characters in Amaretto that you will never forget. ADBanyan

 

Excerpt from Amaretto with Coffee

Page 129

At sunrise Daniel and I were airborne to Costa Rica. I carried my disposable phone and my regular phone, in my laptop case. It was on my left shoulder, and the baby stuff in a bag on the other shoulder, with Daniel in my arms. We hit the tarmac in Limon by 3AM and I called Loren on my regular phone to pick us up.

She was confused, and wanted to know where Lisa was, and I convinced her to wait until we get to the house and get Daniel to bed.

Daniel went right to sleep, and we all sat at the kitchen table as I told the story. The crying was intense as I told them that I need them to be strong. Loren was immediately in, because this man that I wanted to erase was the same man that kidnapped and beat her years ago. Momma was a bit reserved, but agreed when she realized that Lisa had been kidnapped, and raped when she was young and then years later murdered by this man. I flipped open my laptop and hooked it into Loren’s Router. We clicked onto the live camera and the Uncle Tom appeared in Real Time on my screen. I laid the disposable phone on the table and explained that this will ignite that! as I pointed to the freighter.

“We just want him! So we have to wait until he goes to bed” I explained.

“I have a man working for me as we speak. When the phone rings and stops, we are ready to go. So for now we just wait.” I walked into the living room as Momma and Loren stared at the screen.

When the phone rang… RRRRING….. RRRRING… and then stopped, I knew Michigan was on the plane and everything was ready.

The screen showed it getting dark in Florida, and I couldn’t call the other phone until Captain Raymond goes to bed. We watched the monitor as we saw people leaving the boat and the Captain turning off the lights. He stayed in his room until late watching TV and finally got up and went into the bathroom, turned off the lights and went to bed.

We all looked at each other and I started dialing the number on my key pad. I hesitated at the last number and waited………. as I looked into their eyes.

“What’s the last number?” asked Loren.

“Seven”

She reached across the table and pushed 7.

Nothing happened for a few minutes and as I started to get worried, his cabin glowed like the sun from inside it. The camera went to static as it couldn’t handle the intense light. We stared at the computer screen as it finally came back on, to show the center of the metal roof melted into a hole above Raymond’s Cabin. As the intense light faded to flickering flames, the entire ship exploded and the flames danced on the water as the surrounding boats moved away to a safe distance.

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