Hi, readers! We have a real treat in store for you today, a spotlight on a book by Isabel Jolie, a talented author!
Isabel, an author I met on my journey, has a blog tour running right now.
Let's check out the details, shall we?
They were friends—just friends. Now they’re something else entirely…
Maggie was my best friend’s girl. When he died… I don’t have the words. Indescribable pain.
But we healed. Together. She got me through my illness and became my friend, my confidante, my family. She’s everything to me.
And I ruined it all last night.
One drunken night. That’s all it took. Now I’m lost.
I want her with everything I am, everything I have, but she can’t be mine. She deserves someone with better odds than the doctors gave me.
Now, if I can’t figure out how to go back to the way things were, I’ll lose the most important relationship I have. The only one that truly matters.
Last night was the best—and worst—night of my life.
He’s made it clear, more than once, that he only wants a friendship.
Then last night happened.
And now he knows how I feel.
He’s my best friend. I love him —mind, body, and soul. We have a visceral connection others can’t understand.
The problem? He’ll always see me as his best friend’s girlfriend, no matter how many years pass.
I can’t lose him. If he wants to stay in the friend zone, I’ll need to somehow accept that and move on. I know it’s true.
But convincing my heart…well, that’s another story entirely.
One night of excess tequila changes everything for two codependent best friends. Will they lose all they had, or can they find their way to something even better?
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication date: September 21, 2020
Universal Reader link: https://books2read.com/u/31qpxD
Will Jason be able to see what he needs to do to be able to break free of his mind and go after the woman he loves? Will he stick with his therapy and try to get through the Survivor’s Guilt he’s been carrying for almost a decade? You’ll have to read to find out.
This story made me cry multiple times. It’s stirring and poignant. Your emotions are over the place, and you’re taken on one heck of a roller coaster ride. This was the first book by Ms. Jolie I’ve read, but I guarantee it won’t be your last. This book has also landed on my Top 10 reads for 2020." - Crystal W, Amazon
Adam and Maggie were college sweethearts, but Adam died at a young age due to cancer. Their friend Jason was a cancer survivor and very close friends with the couple.
After Adam's death, Jason remained there for Maggie and she for him as they faced moving on after their cherished friend was gone.
Never moving out of the friend zone, they became significant others. They knew everything about each other and spent all of their free time with each other, but they chose not to take that next step.
After a drunken night, they shared unexpected intimacy and they individually struggled with how that changed their friendship. Did they want more? And at what cost?
I have never read from this author before, but I certainly will again! She has a phenomenal way of describing the hardships associated with the transition from friendship to the uncertainty of something else.
I don't usually cry over a book, but this story had me in tears multiple times. Not because the book was sad, but because the writing was so powerful, the emotions actually leapt off the pages. You will not be disappointed." - Lisa1974, Amazon
Let's take a quick peek.
Can you tell us a little bit about your life or background? When did your first book come and where can we get it?
A lot of readers love origin stories. What inspired you to start writing in the first place?
Lost on the Way is a twist on the friends-to-lovers trope. At times in the story, the reader won’t want Jason and Maggie to be together. They’ve been friends a long time, but the relationship has become unhealthy. When they step outside of the “friendship box”, the relationship becomes toxic. Both characters have to work through various issues. Jason goes through months of therapy and Maggie must stop being his crutch. It’s an emotional journey.
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Thank you, Isabel, for letting us know all about your adult contemporary romance novel! It sounds like an emotional, steamy read! ;)
About the Author:
When she’s not writing or reading, she can often be found with a glass of wine in hand relaxing with her husband, daughters, and good friends lakeside.
Izzy fills her Instagram feed with funnies, inspirational “brain candy”, and anything that meshes with her mood of the day. #mood
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Jolie/e/B082LVT5PM