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Hadley Arrington is the career-driven editor-in-chief of her university’s prestigious newspaper. Jack Diamond is a laidback student whose good looks have made things even easier than they need to be. She’s the girl who came out of nowhere and kissed him in the rain. He’s the boy who made her do something crazy.
When the stakes seem too high, they have to decide if they’ll let their love show or if they’ll walk away for good.
Originally, I thought Hadley would be a college journalist who had a really traumatic relationship early in college and she had since shut down emotionally. It would have been an easy way to explain a lot of Hadley’s behavior. I worked with a great editor, Autumn, who pointed out that Hadley’s backstory really sucked. She was much nicer about it than that, but it was really freaking stupid. Anyways, I’m so glad she did, because I like how Hadley turned out!
I’ve read a lot of books lately where the leading lady was a victim of something that fucked her up. But, I think Hadley’s world view is one that actually makes sense to a lot of people, not just her. I don’t think you have to be a victim of something terrible to find relationships scary. Hadley changed a ton in between drafts, from someone who had no control over how she felt about love to someone who had observed the world and chosen quite deliberately not to chase boys or let boys chase her.
An accomplished student journalist and an outstanding student, Hadley has poured her energy into building a resume that will land her a job at the New York Times. She thinks other people are mostly disappointing, and she is exceptionally scornful of romantic fairy tales. Her parents, who are otherwise intelligent, competent people, have bungled more relationships than she can count, and she’s pretty sure that falling in love is about as real as the Tooth Fairy.
Because of that, she’s socially isolated. She has a lot of acquaintances through the newspaper, but her only real friend is David. Like everyone else, David knows Hadley is incredibly driven, but David also that she’s much more fragile than she seems. He knows how much fun she can be and how hard she can make him laugh.
Jack is only the second person Hadley has ever let into her life and he pretty much sends her into a tailspin. She expends a lot of energy grasping for control over her feelings. Being brilliant and stubborn can be a dangerous combination. Like a lot of 22-year olds, Hadley is pretty sure she’s got the whole world figured out. And she’s got rules that she thinks will allow her to stay in control at all times. But Jack makes her forget a lot of her rules and he makes her question her world view.
Inspiration: Lucy Hale http://wallpaperpassion.com/download-image/29659/lucy-hale-casual-look-image.html
Audrey Bell is a writer living in New York.
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