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Title: The Way Life Turns
Author: April Kelley & Bronwyn Heeley
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: Bronwyn Heeley
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?
Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exact how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?
Writing about Cheating
Oh, the taboo subject of a cheating lover. Yep, we tackled it. Or we tried, but really the book is less about cheating than it is about telling a story that many authors don’t really want to explore. My question is why not? Raise your hand if you have ever been cheated on. (Looks around the room). Yeah, that’s a very large portion of the world’s population. Maybe, it’s not something we as human being’s really want to revisit. That may just be an experience that is too painful to relive. Or maybe we just want the hearts and flowers and none of the real-life relationship hurtles. In The Way Life Turns we talk about a subject many of us can relate too.
I will fully admit that my characters are often the Alpha male tough guys that are really gentle giants, but only to their chosen love interests. I love reading and writing about these types of characters. I call these types of books Escapism at its finest. I also love to read and write about characters who are in the ideal situation or even in a good place in their life. That’s all a cheating partner is, really, is just a bad situation. The question is whether to leave that situation entirely or see if it can be changed for the better. In The Way Life Turns that’s what both Bronwyn and I do.
There is no denying infidelity is a subject matter most of us know a little about. The heartbreak is undeniable in a situation like this. Everyone deals with painful situations differently. Exploring this difference was really the reason we wrote this book.
He had his head down and didn’t lift it when he heard a horn beep. That was a common enough sound in the city and didn’t necessarily mean it was meant for him.
It wasn’t until he heard his name shouted that he looked up. Scott had the window down on the passenger’s side of the car.
“What are you doing, babe? Need a ride somewhere?” Scott asked.
Jonah hesitated. The only thing that was going through his mind was the picture of Scott with his condom-covered cock waving around like a damned flag as he tried to explain himself.
How were they supposed to come back from that? It seemed impossible to start dating again. If Jonah could erase what happened from his memory than he would, but it played like a fucking tape recorder in his mind and made him look at Scott differently now.
“Naw, I’d rather walk,” Jonah said. He watched as Scott’s window went up. He sighed and turned, walking away from his ex-whatever-the-hell-they-were. Ex-friend probably described them best. After all, they’d been friends for several years, from school years, before they decided to start dating. Why the hell they decided to date was anyone’s guess. Jonah was stupid to have even started something with Scott because now he’d lost one of his best friends just as he was starting to fall in love with him.
“Wait up, Babe,” Scott said from behind him, right before a car door slammed shut. He thought their little morning after encounter was finished. Seeing Scott so soon after what Jonah was starting to refer to as the incident was too soon.
Jonah stopped long enough for Scott to catch up with him.
“I was coming to your apartment to see you,” Scott said as he walked beside him. Scott held his hand out, silently asking Jonah if he could hold his hand. Jonah shook his head and shoved his hands even further in his pockets. Scott sighed.
“I wasn’t home.”
Scott didn’t say anything for the longest time. The silence was uncomfortable as they turned the corner toward the small café.
“I thought we could talk this morning. Clear up this mess we created,” Scott said as they got to the café.
“The mess you created, you mean.”
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About the Author
Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Ever since she wrote her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing, she can be found
outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods. If you wish to contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit her website at authoraprilkelley.com
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