Fight For It, the third installment in the Better In Bed series, will be available April 29. I’ve been thinking about this book for months and I’m so excited to share it with you. As I do the final edits on the book, I thought it would be cool to meet Jenny, the star of the book.
Jenny is Lizzy’s (from Work For It) sister. You met Jenny in Work for It, but now she’s got her own storyline. Jenny is young and fun but feels a little lost. She’s been out of college for a year but is working in the same job she had before she went to college, as a waitress at Cat’s restaurant.
Jenny dreams of doing something bigger, something more with her life. But she’s trapped waiting for her boyfriend, Matt, to finish grad school. Until he’s done and they can be together Jenny thinks she has to put her life on hold in case Matt doesn’t move to River Pointe.
But one night everything changes.
Logan Campbell is sex personified. He’s gorgeous, friendly, and supportive. When he stops to help Jenny after her car breaks down in the middle of the night, Jenny can’t stop picturing him naked. When her wish comes true, Jenny freaks out and leaves, after mind-blowing sex, of course.
Thinking she’ll never see Logan again she slips back into her boring life, only to find Logan occupies every space in her brain, and maybe even her heart.
Jenny has to decide if Matt is really the right man for her or if the passion she shared with Logan is enough to build a relationship on.
But enough about the book, let’s meet Jenny!
MET: Hi Jenny, welcome to the blog. Let’s jump right in and you can tell us a little about yourself.
JO: It’s great to be here. This is so much fun! Unlike me… I’m afraid I’m sort of boring. I’m 23, work as a waitress at Thomas’s, have a boyfriend that lives three hours away, and live with my parents. It’s pretty much the picture of boring and pathetic.
MET: I’m sure there’s more to you than that. Why don’t you tell us what you would change about your life if you were given a magic wand.
JO: Ooh, a magic wand? I like that idea. Let’s see, the first thing I would change is I would have a boyfriend that lives closer. Then I would get myself a job in the tourism industry since that’s what I went to school for. Third I would find a great place to live, probably with my local boyfriend.
MET: That doesn’t sound too bad. I think we all have dreams like that at one time or another. So tell me about your boyfriend.
JO: Matt is a nice guy, but he’s sort of wrapped up in his friends. He focuses his time on partying and hanging out with them which leaves me alone most of the time. I haven’t seen him in months and quite honestly it’s getting old. I shouldn’t complain because I know he’s working hard too, but sometimes it feels like he’s never going to leave college and live in the real world.
MET: It’s hard being alone. Do you have friends that you hang out with? People from your job?
JO: My best friend, Erika, is local so I get together with her when I can. Most of the people I work with have families or I just don’t know well so I don’t really spend time with them. If I’m not with Erika I’m either with my sister, Lizzy, and her family or I’m by myself.
MET: What about your job is it you don’t like? You mentioned you job isn’t in your field but some would argue a restaurant is tourism.
JO: I guess technically it could be considered tourism, but since I was a waitress before I went to college, I feel like my degree didn’t help me. I’ve applied for jobs all over town to work at a hotel, but I haven’t gotten anything, and I’ve been out of college for a year. I’ve thought about starting my own business and developing an app to help tourists, but I don’t know much about app development. It’s a good idea, but I just don’t think I’m smart enough.
MET: I think you can do anything you want. Plus, there are companies that can write the app for you if you don’t know how to write it yourself. The third thing you wanted to change is your living situation. Tell me about your ideal place.
JO: My ideal place… I love River Pointe so I don’t really want to leave. If Matt stays in Syracuse I guess I’ll have to, but hopefully I can talk him into coming here. Honestly, I would love a place on the water, or close enough to walk. Living at my parents’ house isn’t too bad because the neighborhood is nice and I can walk around, but the waterfront would be awesome. I think I’d also like a more contemporary space, something with big windows that let in a lot of light. I like big comfy couches and oversized TV’s, and of course a king sized bed with soft fluffy covers. It would be nice to have two bedrooms, or more. One for me and one for an office, especially if I ever do develop my app, then maybe a guest room for the night Erika and I go out and she can’t drive home. I like bright colors so I know I’d paint the whole place fun and cheery colors. I don’t know, maybe it all sounds silly.
MET: Absolutely not. No one else is ever going to make your dreams come true. You have to work at them yourself. I think your place sounds great. But tell me, what’s stopping you from having all the things you want?
JO: Well, Matt is still in Syracuse and until he’s done with grad school he will be. The house, well, I housesit for my parents when they’re in Florida and feel like I should be here for them. As for the job, I’ve tried to get another job. There’s just not much around.
MET: What about your app? You could read up on app development and slowly work through that.
JO: I guess I could, but I don’t have any idea where to start with owning a business.
MET: Find someone who owns one and ask them. You’d be surprised what people are willing to share.
JO: Yeah, you’re right. I think I’ll do that. I just need to find someone I can trust.
I see Jenny as a typical woman. She’s in a job she isn’t happy with, a relationship she isn’t happy with, and doesn’t know where to go for help or to change it. She’s stuck and ready for her life to move forward the way she imagines it.
Her story is a little about self-discovery. Finding out who you are and what you want and having the courage to fight for it. I really think you’ll like Jenny and I can’t wait for you to meet her on April 29!