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About The Book...
Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.
In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new "boyfriend" beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?
About The Author ...
AMANDA (ah-MAHN-dah)- Latin- Meaning lovable or worthy of love. Fitting. I've always had an affinity for love. Being born in sunny San Diego in the mid 80s to a young military couple gave me plenty of insight into the dynamics of a romantic relationship. Somewhere between moving coasts every three years, I found myself engrossed in fairytale romances and dressing up like a bride. My first real love was writing. By my sophomore year in a new high school in Virginia, I had a slew of short stories, songs, poems, and articles to my name. Writing was fun. It was a way to get the emotions, dialogue, and pictures out of my head, and create a destiny for my characters. I had no intention of making a career in writing, because it wasn’t what I did, it was who I was. In reality, I wanted to be an actress. Ah, to be the face of someone else’s authored story. The plan was to move in with my aunt in L.A. after graduation, but I had a change of heart. Instead, I stayed with my high school sweetheart (now husband) and attended a film school in Norfolk, VA. It was at this school that I discovered my love for writing screenplays and felt compelled to follow that path. But . . . as the practical girl I was brought up to be, I decided to go to a real university. While working full time, I completed my BA in Psychology in four and a half years. Becoming a couples therapist had always been my “backup” career and there I was on my way to solving love's most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. With all my new free time after graduation, I decided to turn my full-length screenplay into a novel in hopes it would help my screenplay sell. I think I was in the middle of writing chapter two when I realized that everything I had ever written was to prepare me for that moment when I knew I was a novelist. Talk about the affirmation of my life. Now my plan is to solve love's most complicated quandaries one novel at a time. To learn more visit www.amandaaksel.com Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/amandaaksel Follow on Twitter: @amandaaksel
So Marin is a therapist and months away from wedding bliss but all of a sudden her life is turned upside down. She finds that her boyfriend is cheating, so what is a girl to do? Well Marin finds a book, that states all men are cheaters, liars and AN ABOMINATION! Okay she doesn't go that far but like a lot of women who have their hearts broken and with her being so vulnerable she takes this book literally and decides to take the scientific route to prove that the book is right!
Introducing James the good guy from Montana, her subject for testing, but James is good and with every curve ball she throws at him he just knocks it right out the park! She keeps waiting for him to screw up to prove her thesis right but things don't really go as planned!
Amanda Askel brings us a book with characters that are so developed and relatable, we all have our crazy moments, dont deny it ladies, it shows the lengths that a woman will go to prove herself right. This book is a great contemporary romance, that really is a fabulous read, Marin is every woman after break up, she is you sitting at home watching the tv wondering will you ever meet the right guy, she is you staring at the contents of your fridge deciding if you should eat another doughnut, she is you colouring your hair and cutting it three inches shorted because you need a change!
A refreshing, enjoyable book, Will Marin prove herself right or will James be one of the few good guys left in the world!
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