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Review: Just Maybe by Marilyn Faith

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synopsis

WARNING: This is an erotic novel, with both graphic sexual content, and strong language. Recommended for 18+.

A girl from the wrong side of town. However, she has one thing going for her. She’s determined to make something of herself.

A boy from a prominent family who has his own struggles.
But there’s something about this girl that draws him in.
Will he be able to have the girl that is deemed forbidden?

And, will girl and boy have what it takes to overcome the obstacles they encounter?

An erotic, contemporary romance.
interview

As I was reading Just Maybe, I instantly got a Pretty in Pink vibe (I’m weird books have been reminding me of the 80s lately). What was your inspiration for this story line?

My inspiration for this story was; the fairytale that is not a fairytale, yet it is. The struggles that most people outside don’t see or hear, but they exist. The grime and trenches that two people in love go through, we don’t see that.

Ryan and Evelyn seem to have a problem keeping secrets/their thoughts to themselves in Just Maybe is that going to continue to be an issue for them?

I wouldn’t call Ryan and Evelyn sharing their inner thoughts an issue per se. But rather, it’s them giving the reader snippets of what they are afraid to voice.

I have to admit reading a certain scene was hard for me. As someone that has been sexually assaulted how were you able to write with such conviction?

I’m so sorry to hear that such a horrible thing has happened to you. I know sexual assault is a touchy subject for most to have, especially if a person has experienced it. So, to answer your question, I know people personally that have gone through it and is still working through what they have experience. I see and hear the struggles, the tears, the self-blaming, and the unanswered questions they have. And my heart goes out to them; I empathize with their pain, and I understand their self-doubt.  These are the reasons I can write with such conviction about it. I also understand that it’s not just women who experience these types of abuse. Men do too, and unfortunately, when it does happen to men, it leaves them feeling that they are somehow less of a man, to not be able to stop it. It almost as if we understand why and when it happens to women, but we can’t fathom and understand when it’s a man that went through it. With that said, I also think that if it’s deal with, instead of being buried. The person that has experienced it can be a stronger version of the person they were before it happened.

Getting back to a lighter topic, did you make a playlist for Just Maybe? Any favorite song you would like to share?

Actually, I didn’t make a playlist for Just Maybe. They’re only random songs that may pop up in my overactive mind at times.

What can you share about Ryan and Evelyn’s future? Or is that an ‘You’ll have to wait and see?

Your guess would be right. You’ll have to wait and see in Bliss. What I will say, though, is you won’t want to miss the conclusion.

review

I really like Just Maybe.

It started off quickly and kept a steady pace, I truly enjoyed Evelyn’s character as she is a strong young woman that is able to keep her wits about her and is able to see behind the facade that a couple of people tried to put up. The other MC Ryan grew on me through out the book, but he still has some redeeming to do. He does a lot of things that are hurtful, but even what happens to him is unforgivable. I look forward to the next book to see what happens with this couple and if they are able to overcome so many obstacles that face them.

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Author:

Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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