Hello Friends! I am so excited to announce that I've signed a new book contract with Tule Publishing! First up is my contemporary romance series SHE GETS WHAT SHE WANTS, about a jilted Midwestern woman who believes she can conquer Hollywood, so she does. Keep reading to learn all about the book, its main characters, a few fun facts, and more!
Devon Jacobs is a kind-hearted, ambitious, slightly overweight newspaper columnist who’s hoarding more secrets than just the chocolate bars in her desk drawer. She quietly dreams of escaping her stifling hometown of Berman, Indiana and moving to Hollywood to write for television. She’s also madly in love with her best friend Jason, a known player, who has no idea how she feels. But the fear of failure and rejection have left her stuck in Berman, eating her feelings while frustratingly looking on as Jason dates one pretty model-type after another.
All that changes the night Devon and Jason attend their high school class reunion and end up back at her apartment. After a few cocktails and kisses, she finally finds the courage to tell him how she feels. But Jason quickly rebuffs her, insisting they’d be better off as friends.
The painful snub motivates Devon to make the bold move to LA, where she lands a job as a production assistant on the hit television sitcom ‘Here To Stay’ and experiences an overall glow-up. Her star really begins to shine when she befriends Ryan, the show’s sexy lead actor, and is assigned to work side-by-side with the production’s head writer.
Just when Devon starts living her best life, Jason suddenly resurfaces, impressed with her transformation and asking for a second chance. A conflicted Devon, who’s used to playing the background as opposed to the desired main attraction, must decide whether her long-standing feelings for Jason are worth risking her growing love for Ryan.
I drew from actor Christian Keyes when developing Vince, who's Ryan's best friend/personal trainer. Like Christian, Vince is HOT (lol), loyal, wise, and trustworthy.
Now I don't want to give too much away about Jason, my story's antagonist. But if I had to sum him up in five words, they'd be:
A few runners' up? The Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar, Toast Bakery Café, and Catch LA, all of which Devon frequents in the book.