My first book of 2022 is the story of a single mother on the verge of Blogoverse fame. Marisol Herrera Slade lives in Tampa, with her son Mark, supporting herself by helping out her landlord and raising money through her Internet blog, Mothering Without a Man. She’s very proud of being “self-made,” and while she’s rather shy, the avatar and pseudonym she uses for her blog is Jerrika Jones, who’s brave and a little brassy, unafraid to speak her mind.
Marisol left her past in western Pennsylvania far away, both in miles and in mind. Her heart was broken by Russell Asher, her high school beau, her senior year of school, and she was happy to leave it behind.
But then she gets an invitation to her 20th class reunion at George F. Wright, Jr. High School. Does she dare go? What if Russell is there? Can she manifest Jerrika long enough to be brave? Should she reveal who she is behind the avatar to impress her classmates?
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Up-and-coming mommyblogger and single mom Marisol Herrera Slade returns to her old hometown in western Pennsylvania for her 20th high school reunion in 2005, reluctant and yet compelled to see her high school sweetheart, Russell Asher, who dumped her for the homecoming queen.
Russell’s marriage to the golden girl, however, ended in a nasty divorce, and he has been systematically excluded from his sons’ lives. In his Internet wanderings, he’s found feminist blogger named Jerrika Jones, who glorifies single motherhood, essentially putting a stamp of approval on what’s happened to him. His group of single dad advocates have vowed to take this woman down.
What Russell doesn’t know, when he thinks to rekindle what he had with Marisol, is that Marisol and Jerrika are one and the same. When his group discovers the truth, will their drive for revenge derail any chance the couple have to reunite? Or will they find they have more in common than they ever expected?
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