First, let me offer my sincere apologies to the followers at Erotica for All. Dana Littlejohn will not be blogging today. She is completely overwhelmed with her blog tour and exhausted. In her place she has sent Andrea Cooper, the main character from her book To Have and To Hold. We have decided to interview her and send the responses to you. Enjoy!
How are you today Andrea?
I’m well, thank you.
I hear congratulate you, Andrea. You and your husband have successfully raised your children and survived. That is a goal parents worldwide strive for.
Thank you, but it is not what I expected.
I don’t understand. Aren’t you free to do whatever you desire without the worry of what to do with your children?
Yes, there is that, but the issue is I didn’t know what to do.
Didn’t you plan for this inevitability?
Yes, we did, but our plans were somewhat altered in recent years.
I see. Could you expand on that a bit?
Christian and I planned to do more traveling when the children left, but when Christian’s business took off I saw him less and less.
How did you occupy yourself?
I went to the city and joined a book club and while I was there I ran into an old friend.
An old friend?
Yes, well, actually he was my first love.
Your first love?
Yes, Raymond Reyes. We started talking and had a wonderful time. Now I go to the city and spend my free time with him.
Andrea, you are a married woman, don’t you think it’s a little dangerous to spend so much time with a man that’s not your husband?
No, he knows I’m married and we are just friends.
Uh-huh, and that’s as far as it goes?
This Raymond, he was your first love you say, so it’s safe to say he knows you very well. What do you talk about?
Well, we are in the same book club so we do that and mostly he keeps me company when Christian isn’t around. We have renewed our friendship.
Does Christian know this?
Yes, I’ve told him, but he’s never home so he doesn’t care.
Uh-huh, well, it seems as though you’ve this whole thing out. Just one more question though: Has Raymond said how he feels about you?
Well, he says he still loves me, but he knows I’m married. He understands that we can only be friends.
Well, I must say, your story sounds intriguing. I am very interested in seeing how your marriage will handle your renewed friendship with an ex-lover who still loves you.
Hmm, now that you’ve said it like that, so am I.
Thank you for taking Dana’s place and stopping by to talk to us, Andrea.
You’re very welcome. I’ll be sure to tell Dana what a great place Erotica for All is.
Thank you, good readers, for checking out our interview with Andrea. If you would like to read about Andrea, Christian and Raymond pick up Dana Littlejohn’s To Have and To Hold. It proves to be an interesting read!
Christian and Andrea Cooper had made many plans on what they would do when their children were finally out of the house. Now that they were gone their plans had hit a snag. Christian had the chance to start his own company and promised to put their plans in motion as soon as it was off the ground. Andrea agreed to those terms, but she had no idea how lonely and neglected she would feel while she waited. On a trip to the city in search of something to do she ran into Raymond Reyes, her first love. Reminiscing with Ray brought back a flood of emotions that she found difficult to ignore. Did she make the right decision by marrying Christian after all? Could Ray convince her that this was their second chance and they were meant to be together?
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“No, no, I was early. You look lovely, Andrea. That color really suits you.”
His words warmed her. “Thank you. Have you ordered?”
He shook his head and called for a waitress. After lunch they stayed a while longer to discuss the book.
“Oh, by the way, I talked to LaTonya and she said it was okay. I can be in your book club,” he said between sips of iced tea.
“That’s good. It should be fun.”
“I agree, and I get to spend more time with you.”
“This is not about me and you, Ray. I’m married. We can only be friends,” she told him firmly.
“I know that. I heard you married not too long after I left.”
“It was long enough.”
“Did you miss me when I left?”
“Miss you? You’re not serious, are you?”
“Yes, I’m serious. I heard it wasn’t even a year before you and that guy from the track team got together.”
“It wasn’t like that.”
“Well, what was it like?”
He continued to push the conversation and the more he pushed the angrier she became.
“Okay, you want to talk about this? Fine! Let’s get it out in the open. When you left you broke my heart, Ray. I cried for over a year wondering what I did that was so wrong that you would do something like that to me.”
“No, you want me to talk about it so now you listen!”
She watched him look over the booth they sat in and then to his left and right.
“I’m sorry, please continue,” he said in a soft voice.
Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but has called Indianapolis, IN her home for over ten years. She works a nine to five at a nearby doctor’s office while she pursues her dream of writing. Her writing to-do list grows daily. Stop by Dana’s website to see what she’s doing next . It’s a ride you will not soon forget!
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