On Tour with Prism Book Tours
The second year of graduate school started out as a new beginning. I felt stronger. My heart had stitched itself up. I had finally healed enough on the inside to let love flourish once again. But an ever-present ex-boyfriend made the unresolved emotions between us impossible to ignore.
Then new complications emerged: Said ex-boyfriend began dating Cecilia, who just happened to be the ex-girlfriend of my new love interest. I should have hated her. I wanted to hate her. But, I have to admit, I liked her.
As the semester progressed, the tangled web between us deepened in ways I never could have anticipated, and it spread to those closest to us. We had the same classes, the same friends, the same interests. Then, of course, there were all the secrets, some of which could ruin the love I believed I wanted, I deserved.
Once again, I got pulled into the dizzying vortex of all that remained unfinished. And doubt crept in. Had I really healed enough to make myself vulnerable again? Had I made the right choices?
But the big question is: Can we ever really leave past relationships behind?
This is the second book in the Where You’ll Land series, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Other Books in the Series
After a bad breakup, I packed up my life and moved to Miami to study for my doctorate in psychology. I made one promise to myself: Do not get romantically involved while I was in school. I needed to heal. And then Will Easton came into my life. He was warm and sweet and intelligent. And he got me. What I didn’t know was that Will was running from a tragedy of his own.
When you try to escape your past without confronting your emotions, you repeat those same past patterns over and over. And that’s just what happened to Will and me, along with a few others who got swept up into the storm that was our relationship. Then came the awful secret. The one that changed everything.
Sometimes the most painful relationships are the ones that help us grow into who we are and to find the love we had been searching for all along.
Which begs the question: Can we choose who we love?
~ Guest Post With Jacqueline ~
What does the relationship between Alex and Cecilia reveal?
The unfolding of the friendship between Alex and Cecilia was unexpected. At first, Cecilia was meant to be a secondary character, but the deeper I got into the story the more fascinated I became with her psychological make-up, her background and her decisions. Her unpredictability had me captivated.
The relationship between the two women easily could have been adversarial and competitive given their personality differences and the entangled love relationships. But as the story went on, they formed an alliance. I think there’s a lot of depth to their relationship and I don’t want to say too much and spoil anything. But I do believable what is fundamentally revealed is that women can be pillars of strength for each other. We can nurture each other’s growth. Even when on the surface we look different, deep down many of us struggle with the same insecurities, the same fears. I think their relationship shows that we can (and should) show up for each other even under complicated circumstances.
About the Author
Jacqueline Simon Gunn is a Manhattan-based clinical psychologist and writer. She has authored two non-fiction books, and co-authored two others. She has published many articles, both scholarly and mainstream, and currently works as a freelance writer. With her academic and clinical experience in psychology, Gunn is now writing psychological fiction. Her Close Enough to Kill series, explores the delicate line between passion and obsession, love and hate, and offers readers an elaborate look into the mind of a murderer.
In addition to her clinical work and writing, Gunn is an avid runner and reader. She is currently working on multiple writing projects, including three romance novels.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Copy of Where You’ll Land
- A Kindle Copy of Love’s Remains
- A $10 Amazon Gift Card
Open to Kindle users
Ends July 31, 2019
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