When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.
Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.
That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.
The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
Hello, lovely fellow readers!! How has 2017 been treating you so far? Well, 2017 has brilliant so far for yours truly! I married the love of my life, and now have been adulating for almost 2 months now and I haven’t yet killed anybody! YAY!! 😛
But what has been going out of control is my TBR pile – I know, I know, when hasn’t that been true. But this time, I am doing something proactive to tackle this pile! Continue reading 2017 TBR Challenge