Joy and Paine


By Debra Clayton

Publisher : GenNext Publishing

ABOUT Debra Clayton

Debra Clayton
Debra was born and raised in Drakes Branch, Virginia, relocated to North Carolina during her teenage years but now resides in Anderson, South Carolina with her three kids.  She has an Associate Degree in Business Computer Programing and works full-time as a Project Leader for a local manu More...



The same love that brings you joy, brings you pain.

Dancer, Joy Phillips, is still reeling from the after-effects of a failed engagement when she meets handsome, successful, Systems Analyst, Paine Michaels—a man on a mission to find his future wife. They are instantly drawn to one another.  Nevertheless, Joy is a little hesitant about succumbing to her feelings, and giving love another try. Paine, however, is thoroughly convinced that the beautiful, reluctant dancer is destined to be his future bride, and wastes no time in initiating his plan to capture her cautious heart and make her his. But when Joy is hand-picked to tour as a backup dancer for hip-hop recording artist, and known womanizer, Avery Houston, one seemingly innocent night on the town with the star spawns an unspeakable secret—a secret that could very well destroy a love that has barely had a chance to grow. Will Joy and Paine's fragile new love prove to be strong enough to withstand the crushing blows of the ultimate betrayal, or will it buckle beneath the weight of her terrible secret?