Autumn 1977. Thirteen year old cheerleader April Schweiter falls hard for Mitch Hudgins, putting an end to childhood and changing her life forever. April embarks on a coming of age journey full of angst and unanswered questions. And her dysfunctional family is only one of the problems in her way.
Classmate and wrestler Mitch Hudgins can’t get enough of April either. She stirs in him surprising passion that is new, unfamiliar and needs to be explored.
But they say goodbye when they attend schools in different towns, far away from each other. Surely staying together wouldn’t have a chance of working out. But they were crazy for each other! Would breaking up have a chance of working out?
This romance novel is the story of young love, hot and heavy, with all the drama of high school in the eighties. The ebook contains almost 40 Spotify music links on all the songs in the story, taking you there.
Find out what happens to the star crossed lovers with the on again, off again romance riddled with breakups.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In 1977 I kept a diary fairly faithfully for the whole year. After that I kept scrapbooks for every year through high school and even most of college. As I pondered writing a novel, I thought about all that documentation sitting up in my attic. What a gold mine! My friends and I were quite the derelicts.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
April's love interest, Mitch Hudgins is a compilation of all my significant relationships from back in the day. Once I decided to roll all of my former boyfriends into one lifelong relationship I was good to go! April Schweiter is loosely based on myself. Many of the things April and Mitch go through are vignettes from my life.
April choked down a sob. She was still emotional at the realization of the future of the romance with the guy who took her virginity, the guy who once told her he loved her, the guy she fought for, the guy with whom she was really very happy with. She was heartbroken but didn't know it yet.
"What is it April?" he whispered to her.
"High school, you, just everything," her voice quivered as she tried to explain.
"Yeah, I've been thinking about it too." She sat up and fixed her shirt.
"We're gonna meet lots of new people." April stated.
"Don't you mean GUYS, April?" Mitch said wryly.
"No, I do not mean GUYS Mitch!" April implored. "What are we going to do?"
"I don't know, April, I just don't see how…" This time it was April who kissed him. She didn't want him to say what he was going to say. He didn't want to say it anyway. They wanted things to stay the way they were, but that was impossible.
"I think we're going to have to break up." April was crying as she said it. Mitch wiped a tear away with his thumb as he shook his head.
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