I know, I know, there are a million summer “beach reads” out there this year, so why should you pick up my latest, Rainy Day Friends. I get it. Except, Rainy Day Friends is a fun, heartwarming, humorous story that will make your beach day better. Or if you’re not at the beach, it might make you feel better about the fact that you’re not at the beach.
Now, about the story. I’ve always wanted to write about a woman who thinks she has her life all figured out, only to realize she’s not even close, and in fact, it’s all about to come tumbling down around her. Add in the fact that she finally feels she found a friend, a real friend, only to be completely betrayed in a way she never saw coming. Oh how I love to torture my characters.
So. There’s love, loss, betrayal and … even a romance. Or two. Here’s my recipe for Rainy Day Friends: one woman deeply betrayed by love. Another seeking her due. Add in a reluctant hero (or two) and his nosy, interfering, loving family. Stir well. Because sometimes the best thing in life is finding that one person who knows all your mistakes and weaknesses and still thinks you’re completely amazing.
So go ahead and dig in, I promise lots of emotion, adventure, and humor. And, as life tends to do, it all comes down to letting it go or living it.
Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis is available now wherever books are sold.