Title: Striving for Perfection
Series: Striving #2
Author: BL Mooney
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Perfection is a gimmick.
It’s something they use to sell you shit you don’t need. The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect marriage. Photos of that perfect life are all around us, but none of it exists.
I know better because I take those photos. It’s all a ruse to make us think that's what we want. Behind closed doors, the house is a mess, the family is fighting, and that loving couple hates each other. I prefer a different city every week, laughing friends, and a variety of lovers.
Until Carl. I’m not sure what I want when he’s around.
Perfection is an illusion.
It’s something used to make you forget all the bad shit that happens in this world. It’s an unattainable dream not worth the effort.
I had the perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect marriage. Or so I thought. That illusion died with my wife and slammed me into reality. Aside from my daughter, business deals and making money is where my heart is now.
Until Rachael. I’m not sure what I feel when she’s around.
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This is Rachel's story. Rachel is a photographer who is struggling with allowing herself to be loved, let alone love. The relationship between her and her ex boyfriend, now boss, is a little hard to swallow. Lance is an arrogant and rude person who thrives on violence and blackmail. Then you meet Carl. He's a widow and a father of a sweet little girl. Rachel and Carl have this relationship that is on again off again, despite the obvious sexual tension and love between them. I really enjoyed the complexity of the relationship and then the struggles that Rachel faces in order to love and feel whole again. I can't wait to read the next book which is Deb's story. This is definitely a great read.
B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do—she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she’s made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up in her head just fine.
B.L. lives in the Midwest, and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.
She loves to hear from her readers and you can contact her via email at AuthorBLMooney@gmail.com