Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, The Best Love (the full synopsis is below). Without sharing spoilers, Julieta has been caught by her brother Manny making out with his friend Alex. Manny doesn’t take it well, and beats the young man, who admits the true motivation behind his attention. Needless to say, Julieta is feeling some kind of way…
“Jules, please…” Alex begged, reaching out to her.
Hearing him call her by that name only fueled her rage. Julieta slapped him, hard.
“Go to hell,” she exclaimed, then turned her wrath on Manny, who was equally guilty in her eyes, “You too–both of you go to hell!”
“What did I do?”
“What right do you have to walk into my bedroom? I don’t need you checking up on me or rescuing me.”
“Ever since the accident…”
Julieta cringes every time she hears those words. Everything lately is a result of ‘the accident’, and she is so over it: after almost losing her life, Julieta’s had to make adjustments to deal with some of the challenges she now faces – physical therapy to regain use of her leg, lost school time and lower self-esteem, among them.
However, none of those changes compare to the ones in the people around her: her brother Manny is pushing her like he’s never done before; her sister-in-law Sonia is nesting and treating her like a daughter; and Manny’s friend Alex is now offering her the attention she’s been craving from him for years. So maybe good things do come out of bad situations…
Except that when Julieta finds out why Alex has been so attentive, her world comes crashing down. With her already-fractured family now at odds with each other, she is ready to give up on the notions of fate and love and happily-ever-after’s, when another accident shows them that sometimes the best love is one that begins accidentally.
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