Starving artist Jack Perry has no idea that someone is talking about him. Singing his praises, in fact, to Natalie, a young woman on the other side of the country. A woman who, based on what she’s heard, develops a crush that will stand the test of time.
Distance and circumstance get in Natalie’s way for ten years until Myspace gives her the open door she needs to track him down and make contact. Determined to keep anyone else from knowing what she’s up to and protected by her internet anonymity, they embark on a long distance relationship that confirms what Natalie was hoping for – they connect on a deeply personal level. Lengthy daily emails build the foundation for sharing their most private, darker secrets, including peeling away at Jack’s past until he reveals to her something no one else knows – the relationship that led to a bedroom hangup.
After a year of allowing responsibilities to keep them physically apart, other interests closer to home gain their attention. Jack and Natalie let their time together peacefully fade out with the mystery of her identity still intact. And Jack is none the wiser that they share a mutual friend.
Life moves on for both of them. Jack is no longer struggling to make a name for himself. Natalie got married. But when her husband throws a curveball that makes her question the next phase of life, Jack creeps back into her mind. Many questions were left unanswered, but the one that nags at her the most is…what if?
In a bold, calculated move, fixed on finding out if Jack is still holding his sensual side at bay, Natalie arrives on his doorstep on a northeast fall evening. How will he react? And, if she is still the only one who knows, will he open the door that leads to his bedroom?
In search of answers to the questions that have been haunting her dreams, Natalie needs to know. One way or another, she needs closure.
Hey! Just want to say that’s appealing to me! I was reading through the lines and when I read that Natalie got married, “Oh! Things are getting interesting aren’t they~” (that’s basically how I reacted haha) Anyway, just want to say it sounds really good 🙂
Hi, Pineapple! Thanks for the comment! I’m happy to hear the blurb grabbed your attention, and yes, there are a couple of twists and turns along the way for these two. I couldn’t make it too easy for them – where’s the fun in that? Haha!
I like how bold she is. Taking the first steps in keeping contact. And the nod to Myspace is good in that you’re acknowledging the current internet aspect of relationships. That was a good read.
Thanks so much, Skymint! She’s internally nervous about this decision (who wouldn’t be?!), but definitely portraying outward boldness.
As for Myspace, even though we moved on from that site a while ago, I think a lot of people can relate to the online flirtations that become something more. This book was written pre-COVID, but especially now and in light of that, it’s hard to imagine a world where people meet the “old fashioned way.”
I’ve read this and I have to say that it is pretty exciting, grabbed my attention. I love that you are bringing some platform of social media (even if it is an old platform). You are spot on, during this pandemic I bet people are reaching out a lot more through social media. I wouldn’t go as far as saying the “old fashioned way”, that would be running your cart into someone else’s at the grocery store… ha ha!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Felicia!
I’ve seen a lot of folks on Twitter talking about how their online friends are the ones that got them through the shitstorm of 2020. I get it because I feel the same way.
Meeting online and having romantic relationships has been a thing since the inception of the internet. I think maybe people were more private about it 10 years ago because there were a lot of naysayers on the subject, but it happened nevertheless and that’s what I’m tapping into here. Among other things. 😀
Quite interesting from what I’ve read. A long distance relationship where she hides her identity. I love how you make them both move on, and then something brings them back together.
Thank you! Her identity is something that will play out over the course of the trilogy. And you’ll find out why in book three. 🙂
I’ve read all three posts about these books. I can’t wait until you publish them. I read your response to Jordan above. We have to wait until book 3 to solve the mystery? I hope in the end it all falls together. I love that there is a story behind this all, and the erotic side too.
Hi, Ashleigh! I’m so excited that you like the blurbs! I hope it falls together, too. Haha! To be perfectly honest, it’s been a little nerve wracking to coordinate the arcs for each book as well as the series as a whole, but if I can pull it off the way I envision it, I’ll be very happy. 🙂
I really hope it comes together for you then. Is it the standard to write more than one book as your first published book? Do you think new authors do this often or plan it that way? I would think it would be easier to get your feet wet by writing a stand-alone book first.
I’m not really sure what the norm is statistically speaking, but I do see a lot of authors working on trilogies. For me, when the idea came to me, I quickly realized it needed to be more than one book. I started out thinking maybe two, but within the first couple of days, it was clear that a trilogy would be the best way to develop it.
Exactly! I can’t wait to find out more too. Book 3! I hope that you put these out close together. I see book 1 is out but that’s it for now. I’m heading to look for it on Amazon. Good luck getting the second book out.
Very interesting indeed! I love the mystery behind this. One night stands turning into something else, something longer? I hope this comes together for you soon.
Hi, Welson, and thank you! The release date will be in February, with a pre-sale likely in the weeks leading up to it. I’m tentatively looking at February 5th, but I’ll let everyone know as soon as it’s set. 🙂
So Natalie and Jack haven’t met yet in person? They share a mutual friend? Or have they met and we just don’t know that? Very interesting! I love that there is a story here, mystery and sex! Two of my favorite topics!
The friend is indeed a bit of a mystery. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
I’m so excited to read this book! I friend directed me to it and I’m always on the lookout for new romance novels. This one has such an interesting and unique premise. 🙂 Hopefully my copy gets to me soon! Finish the series please!
I did read this and I loved it! When is your next book coming out? I usually try to stay away from “series” books because I hate waiting for the next one. Great job of the first one. I can’t wait to see if they end up making it.