like a drug
Formally called The Lofts
a 70,000 word contemporary NEW adult novel, geared to those starting out in life who can relate to the emotional trials –and choices– of its characters who live, work and party in an urban habitat that is just a big a character as the people themselves.
feature script-like a drug
Even if it's not true love, everyone needs a fix.
A lovelorn romantic, wide-eyed dreamer and scorned realist try breaking their loveless past only to discover they’re more addicted to need than love, a hard habit to break.
Welcome to their world.
Like A Drug is a novel centered on three, intertwined, 20-somethings lives, who live, work and party in their revitalized downtown area. Each pines for a person they believe they can have if they play it right:
Megan- A young accountant at her first full time job after college. Not reveling her crush on coworker Richard carries risks.
Russell- Manages an office building, biding his time till his infatuation with Renee bears fruit.
Renee- A bar back at a local watering hole, wanting stability when it comes to relationships.
Each are young, full of life, starting out in the world and haunted by an unfulfilling past. While their tactics have never borne fruit, they feel this time it will be different. Each discovers they are next to clueless as to what it takes to find the right person and coming of age at any age is never easy. Drunken or desperate decisions only add to their problems, causing each to question life, and whether they are just needy. Geared toward those who can relate to the emotional trials and choices of its character, it explores the themes of desire as an emotional need versus the search for a meaningful relationship.
Each confronts the possibility they’re more addicted to desire than love, a hard habit to break when they must reveal their desire or say goodbye.
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