L’oriel Garrison is fed up with the life she never wanted, but everyone else wanted her to have. Tired of waiting for her life to change, as well as refusing to continue in the same destructive relationship. For the sake of everyone else, she puts her car in drive and embarks on a journey and finds herself in Atlanta. New and exciting things are happening for her that she never thought possible, and she’s doing them on her own. Finding love again is the last thing on her mind. But when she meets a wealthy independent record label executive, she finds herself looking at love differently. Will she let her jaded past sabotage new love by continuing to look in her rearview mirror? Or will she blaze her own path and drive toward her new love and future?
Troy Williamson has beaten the odds of his street upbringing and built a successful independent record company, as well as established himself as a brand. Recently betrayed by one of his best friends and business partner, he seeks counsel about his old and current trust issues. With a renewed level of trust, Troy revisits the possibility of love. When he meets a green eyed beauty who’s nothing like the women he’s been used to, he immediately thinks he’s found the one. However, will her seeming unwillingness to let go of her past cause his trust issues to resurface.
Follow L’oriel on her journey of finding herself, friendships, and love. See if she can turn her tragedies to triumphs and overcome her broken past.
Targeted Age Group:: 18 – 45
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write this book, because I thought so many women go through this same type of situation. I speak with female friends, family members, and co-workers. Most of them share this story. Thinking they’ve meet the man of their dreams. Ignoring all the signs that this man isn’t the one. Each for different reasons. However, when it’s broken down as women I think we desire to feel connected to someone. We want to be and feel loved. So we ignore things so we can have that connection and love we desire. Sometimes the price is high and sometimes we luck up and get it right on the first try. However, when we don’t and we have to start again. It’s difficult to let go of all those feelings from the previous relationship and not bring them into the next.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I came up with the characters by first understanding what I wanted the story to be about. As well as, how each would affect one another’s lives. My main character L’oriel. I couldn’t have her be too overly opinionated or strong willed. If I was going to have her go through what she went through. She needed to be innocent and non-worldly. She’s also very beautiful but very unaware of her beauty. Her poor marriage is a mask. On the outside it appears to be the perfect high school sweetheart love story. However, it’s far from that. Hence her name L’oriel. Like the make-up – used to cover, to hide, to mask what’s real. Her husband doesn’t treat her well and never has. Hence his name Shane similar to shame as he should feel shame for the way he’s treated her. Her love interest Troy. He is strong, confident, and understands who he is and what he wants from life. He’s also an exceptional leader. I saw the name Troy as a warrior. He comes in and rescues and saves the girl.
I’ve definitely been broken. Will I ever escape being the poor girl? Is there any amount of accomplishment. I can achieve on my own before I’m stripped of that title?
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