Welcome to my stop on the THIS LOVE Blog Tour! For those of you lucky enough to have read an ARC of THIS LOVE by Nazarea Andrews, then all I have to say is….you lucky dogs you! I also had the privilege of getting my hands on this hot little ARC and it was AHHH-MAZING, people, AHHH-MAZING! You can read my review here! Avery Emili, one of the main characters in THIS LOVE, has stopped by today to do a guest post. Take it away, Avery!
Guest Post by Avery Emili
I’m graduating in a few months. I’ve had a long time, planning out what I wanted to do when I finished school, and I’ve always had a goal. Grad school. Taking a position teaching at the college level. Writing books on Rome and Greece and Egypt.
For years, I’ve known what I wanted.
And now, it’s almost here. And I’m looking at that goal, and this probably makes me a complete sap, but I keep asking myself, “Why?”
Do you ever do that? Sit down and think about what your doing and wonder if it’s the right choice? I think it’s a healthy thing to do, once in a while.
Here’s my theory on the future, and dreams and whatnot.
It’s okay to change. You don’t have to have it all figured out—hell, if your like Kelly, you don’t have any of it figured out. And it’s okay.
Life is full of changes. One of the beautiful, crazy, wonderful things about life is that it’s never constant. Things you think will be here forever—a friend, a lover, a job—they aren’t permanent. There is so few things that are.
So. I’m thinking about my future, and our future, and trying to decide what I want. I want grad school—I’ve always wanted that—but do I want to go back to Virginia? Do I want to leave Branton at all?
I don’t know what the future holds for me. That’s one of the things that’s so great about it. It’s bright and lovely and unknowable.
And I’m scared stiff, and dying to know what life has next for me. 🙂
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About THIS LOVE
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding. He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become. They didn’t know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket–her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall. Atticus Grimes needs help–the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he’s got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon. When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she’s thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can’t happen–he’s a professor and she’s a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?
About Nazarea Andrews
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.