Edge Of Something More by Andi Loveall
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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After a nasty breakup, twenty-two-year-old Devin Ashford is on a mission to travel the world one random excursion at a time. He wants to forget his ex, discover new experiences and end up with some awesome stories to tell. If it takes spending all of his savings to do it, he is ready.
His first stop is a communal homestead in the Appalachians of North Carolina, which turns out to be a bohemian paradise. The weed is plentiful, the owners adore him, and the very sight of Cora, their nineteen-year-old goddaughter, makes him want to set up a permanent camp.
Cora warns that she isn’t ready for a serious relationship, but Devin is falling hard. Playful kisses turn into passionate sex, and each day is spent connecting and enjoying the mind-numbing awesomeness—until he makes the mistake of saying “I love you.” Discussing the future kills the good vibes, and Cora pushes him away.
Pissed off and rejected, Devin begins preparing for his next excursion: backpacking India. But just when it’s time to go, the death of one of the homestead’s beloved animals leaves Cora upset and in need of a friend. Devin’s kindness wins him another shot at romance.
With a plane ticket in hand and his pride on the line, Devin and Cora find themselves teetering on the edge of something more.
Andi Loveall grew up in the blistering heat of California’s Central Valley and has since traveled far and wide in search of adventure and romance. From the steamy streets of Bangkok to the dancing fireflies of the Appalachians, the places, people and things she has seen have convinced her of two things: Life hurts no matter where you go, and the world is a crazy-beautiful place.
A freelance writer by day and storyteller by night, Andi is on a mission to create characters that come alive in worlds she can’t quite reach. When she’s not writing, she’s usually hula hooping, dying her hair bright colors or making delicious home-cooked meals for herself and the people that she loves.
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My Letter to Devin Ashford
Now that your story is about to be revealed to the world, I thought you might like to hear from me. I don’t care if it’s creepy that I’ve been watching your life, or if receiving this message from across the universe will make you uncomfortably aware of every move you make from this point on. I have to tell you what you’ve done for me.
You Taught Me
I made you a promise you didn’t realize you heard, and I remained committed to it, for hours and days and years. Every time I got an idea for a new story, I noted it down and went back to you. I have back problems, wrist pain, and strained eyes, mostly because of my obsession with you. Throughout my relationships, you have been there. I’ve spent time with you in different states and thought about you from the opposite side of the planet. You were the one guy that I could truly devote to, and even though you’re not for me, your existence taught me a lot about love.
You Inspired Me
You really did. Because of or at least partially due to wanting to be like you, I left my home to go traveling and ended up on a WWOOF farm. I went backpacking overseas. I tried to do and be as you did and were, and there were so many moments when I couldn’t tell whether I was writing your story or you were writing mine.
Even weirder, the situation between you and Cora began to manifest in my own love life in various ways. This makes me a little nervous about all the horror stories I plan to write, but that’s a topic for another blog.
You Showed Me
The way you treated Cora showed me that it was possible, if only in another dimension, for people to show each other respect. I of course know that, but I was stuck in a toxic relationship at the time, and you were my escape. You always wanted to do something cool and different with your life. You’ve done a lot for yourself, but it doesn’t even compare to what you’ve done for me. Thank you for existing. I hope others are inspired by you as well.Thanks everyone for checking out EDGE OF SOMETHING MORE, and thanks for having me at A Southern Girl’s Bookshelf!