Highly relate with the heroine. Being in any social media is, for me, a nightmare.
More Than the Game by Jenni Bara released last week in the Adult, Contemporary, sport romance.
Trending on social media is her nightmare.
Beth Evans, former Olympic golden girl, known for a national scandal and daughter of a rising political star, is more than happy to stay out of the spotlight, living life as a normal single mom in a small Jersey town. The last thing Beth needs is Twitter’s favorite bad boy–Marc Demoda–walking into her life to stir things up.
Marc lives for the three b’s; baseball, bars, and ball bunnies, until the unthinkable happened. An accident destroys his shoulder and his career, leaving him desperate to get back in the game. Too bad no one hires notorious bad boys to coach. With his reputation on life support, Marc finds his saving grace might be the feisty blonde he can’t get out of his head.
When pictures of Beth and Marc’s chance encounter blow up on Twitter, they strike a deal to avoid further scandals and fix their image. But even in the harsh public spotlight, their fake relationship begins to feel real. Beth’s growing feelings for Marc have her questioning if she can permanently handle the limelight, just as Marc wonders if Beth might mean more than the game.
AUTHOR BIO:Jenni Bara lives in New Jersey working as a paralegal in family law, writing real-life unhappily ever-afters every day. In turn, she spends her free time with anything that keeps her laughing, including life with four kids, or five, if you count her husband. She is just starting her career as a romance author writing books with a great balance of life, love, and laughter.
Is her job (one of) the reason(s) she writes happily ever after?
My job is heavy and rarely do I see a happy ending – so the happily ever after of romance is a great escape to balance that. Also, most days I do need something full of laughter after dealing with the child abuse and domestic violence we see every day in family law. So, although my books do have emotion and real life drama in each one, I also want to the reader to feel good after closing my book.
But Susan Elizabeth Philips is the reason I fell in love with romance. The first book I ever read by her—It had to be You—hooked me to romance forever.Her perfect balance of laughter and real-life issues grips your heart while make everyone in the room look at you like your nuts for laughing out loud over a book. And I hope I can even be half the author she is.
The reason I write at all is my grandparents. They both had a huge love of reading and stories. Like the dedication of my book says—to Grammy who taught me to love a story and Poppy who taught me to love a book.
My grandmother was a story teller. She loved to sit and let my cousin and I make up a start of a story for her to finish. She would have in stitches with stories of her childhood or raising her girls. She showed me how to grip someone and pull them into your story.
My grandfather, every Christmas eve, took all his five daughters, five sons-in-law, and too many grandkids to the book store and said pick books. And he bought them all. He always had a book to share and read anything that we recommended just so he could talk about it with us. He passed on his love of books to each and every one of us.
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