I’ve been working hard at getting Work For It out. This book is killing me! I wanted to write this story because I think it’s a great story, but I’ve struggled every step of the way. It’s not as exciting as writing about two people falling in love or meeting for the first time. There’s baggage, there’s history, and there’s drama. And showing all that to you without dragging down the whole story has been tough.
I had hoped to publish this book earlier in the week, but it just hasn’t happened. Personal issues have plagued me so far this year and I’m behind, already. But I wanted to give you a little insight into our male lead, Aaron.
A little history…
Aaron and Lizzy have been married for eight years. Lizzy got pregnant in college and they got married. Eight years later they have two kids, Aaron is an accountant who works too many hours, and Lizzy is a lonely housewife considering divorce.
“What did you do?” Steven asked, automatically assuming Aaron was to blame.
“She thinks I’m cheating on her?” Aaron said after a swig of his beer.
“Are you?” Steven asked.
“Fuck you, man. No. I love Lizzy. I’d never cheat on her,” Aaron said firmly.
“So why does she think you are?”
“I have no idea. She said she was talking to her sister and best friend and told them we don’t have a great relationship and that she thinks I’m cheating on her. I flipped out and left. She told them she thinks our marriage isn’t going to last. I told her she’s right.”
“Hell, yeah. If you’re done with Lizzy, give her my number. I’d love to have a woman like her to come home to every night,” Steven said unapologetically.
“Are you kidding me? I show up here to tell you my wife thinks I’m cheating on her and you want me to hook you up with her? You’re an asshole. Why are we still friends?”
“Because you’re jealous of the freedom I have in my life and I’m jealous of the stability in yours.”
Aaron looked at Steven and knew he was right. There were days when he wanted nothing more than to just chill out or go out drinking after work or anything, but he always went home to his family. At the same time Aaron knew Steven was sick of the dating scene and wanted a family.
“I guess the question is, do you want the freedom I have or the stability you have?” Steven asked. “Because if you love Lizzy like you say you do, you need to make things right. Get over your stupid pride and do anything possible to make your marriage work. If you’d rather have the freedom I have, cut your ties and give her my number.”
Aaron is a great guy, a kind husband, but Lizzy isn’t sure what’s going on. His behavior is a little suspicious and she doesn’t know what to do. But Aaron isn’t an angel. It takes two to tango.
Work For It will be available soon, I promise! I’m working hard on it and hope to have it available some time next week. Aaron and Lizzy are rattling around in my brain and I’m ready to let them out into the world!