Book: A Complicated Love
Series: Complicated Love Series #1
Author: D.M. MIDGLEY
Cover Designed: Swish Graphics
Hosted By: Francessca’s Romance Reviews
My name is Annabelle and my life was running smoothly until I recently lost my job. My only form of income. It may have been a rubbish position, but I needed it. Now I’m feeling down on my luck, not only in my career but also in my relationships. Things just can’t seem to go my way. That is, until I meet the intoxicating Mr. Lynn.
He’s sexy, kind, caring and makes me feel alive from one single touch. The only problem… he’s the owner of Lynn Publishing and my new boss!
Love is never easy and never goes to plan. People get in the way, and a form of heartbreak could inevitably end up making everything I know into a complicated love.
It’s November and I’m walking through London in the pouring rain. My umbrella has broken so I’m freezing and dripping wet, but I really need to get a job. I’m currently living with my best friend, Tracy Campbell and even though she’s my best friend, she is driving me sort of crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love her to bits. But Tracy is the complete opposite of me. She is wild, loves to party and is always trying to entice me out to clubs with her. Me, I like to spend my nights curled up on my couch, drinking hot chocolate with a good book. I’ve always dreamed of meeting ‘the one’ and have him sweep me off my feet… marry in a beautiful church, have beautiful children and live together in a lovely house outside London, where we can grow old together.
I think we all dream of that. At the moment, my life isn’t going exactly how I planned. My love life is a car crash. I’ve had boyfriends that have never worked out and I’m beginning to think it’s me.
What is wrong with me? Why can’t I find the perfect man?
Anyway, I haven’t really introduced myself so let’s go back a bit. I’m Annabelle Connor and I’m twenty-three-years-old. I’ve not had the best start in life. My mum and dad were killed in a car accident when I was nine-years-old. They went out that fateful night for a charity fundraiser. My parents were big on helping charities and went to quite a few fundraisers throughout the years. That night I stayed with my Aunt Sylvia and it was the hardest night of my life. I woke up to loud banging coming from the front door. I quietly crept toward the staircase and peered over the brown polished banister. My aunt was at the door, but I couldn’t see who was on the other side of her. Suddenly she started crying and I mean really crying. I ran down the stairs as quickly as I could. Two police officers were at the door and as I glanced at them their eyes were tight and their expressions showed concerned. I didn’t know what was going on. After the police officers had left, Aunt Sylvia took me into the living room and sat me down next to her on the sofa, where she told me about the events of that night.
My parents were dead.
In one night, my life as I had known it had changed forever. They died in a car accident, and it was all because of a drunk driver, who was driving at night with no headlights on. I was totally crushed. I couldn’t believe I wasn’t going to see my parents ever again.
How could the world be so cruel?
I moved in with my Aunt Sylvia and she has been my rock. The one person that I can go to about anything. She continued to look after me until I went to college. This is where I met Tracy and when I made the decision to move out. Even though Aunt Sylvia had been good to me, I needed my own space. I moved into Tracy’s two-bedroom apartment with en-suites, I might add!
I had a crappy job working in McDonalds at the time, but it was helping me pay the rent. Things were going well until I got fired! I mean who gets fired for telling their boss to “fuck off.” I’d been late on numerous occasions and this one day he called me to his office and advised me that I needed to start being punctual. He also told me that my work wasn’t up to scratch. He just started rattling off all my faults one after the other. When I swore at him, I think that was the last straw because before I knew it, I was being escorted from the premises. I didn’t care. I never really liked the job anyway.
Aunt Sylvia was paying my rent and utilities while I was jobless, so this was why I needed a job badly. Aunt Sylvia had never even tried to coax me back home, but instead insisted on covering my expenses. It was great when I finally came across the perfect job as a PA at Lynn Publishing, but never did I imagine that I would fall in love with my boss and owner of the company, Joshua Lynn.
This is my story.
About The Author
She lives in England, UK and is married with two children. At the moment she is a stay at home mum whilst her son is still at nursery.
She has been a blogger for about a year and a half and use to admin for Magic Within The Pages but in January 2015 she decided to go it alone and set up her own page called Late Night Books and Reviews. She loves helping out authors and is really enjoying promoting them on her page. Also she beta reads for a couple of authors and is always happy doing their reviews.
She loves reading and remembers her first book read on her kindle was Little Women and as a kid she loved reading Disney stories, her favourite was peter Pan.
The idea for her debut novel, A Complicated Love came about rather abruptly one night in a dream. she wasn’t sure whether she could get it down on paper; however with much needed support by her author friends she has gained motivation and confidence to write her novel, This has greatly helped her inspiration and self-belief to grow.
You can follow her on facebook and keep up to date with the latest information about A Complicated Love, out April 17th 2015 and all future projects.
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