Will Easton had been running from old wounds for too long when a tragedy sends him to his hometown, offering him the opportunity to revisit his past and learn to trust again. Once back at graduate school, he vows to take more risks, especially with his heart. When he meets Rachel, he is immediately drawn to her. But there are two problems: She’s still married, and he feels an obligation to his on-again/off-again girlfriend who stood by him. No matter how much he wants to be loyal, he feels a strong pull toward this new woman.Rachel Dale finally found the strength to cut the cord to her cheating husband. When she meets Will, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to him. But he appears to have a girlfriend, and she refuses to become the other woman in someone else’s story. Besides, learning to trust another man is going to be hard. Trusting herself and her judgment after her husband’s betrayals is even harder. Meanwhile, her soon-to-be-ex is not letting her go easily. He could destroy any chance she and Will might have… if he ever leaves his girlfriend.As Will and Rachel struggle to make the right choices, they both learn that saying they’ll trust again doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. In this complex, psychological romance, the most important choices are the ones that break the rules.
How did you come up with the title Let Love Rule?
Sometimes a title comes to me very early in the writing process. But not this one. Let Love Rule had remained nameless until the manuscript was just about ready for final edits. It was driving me crazy.
The book has many layers. On the surface, it’s a love story, two broken people struggling to heal old wounds and learn to trust in love once again. But the narrative is complicated and tied together by the underlying message that the most important choices we make are the ones that break the rules. I wanted a title that both screamed love story and embraced this theme.
My writing process is so weird. I begin with the character development and then they take over the story. I am a passenger on their journey, never entirely sure where we are going or where we’ll land. My mind also seems to weave themes into the narrative before I even know what they are. Most times, I am at least halfway through the manuscript before I can see them. I can’t outline, because I don’t know where I am going until I’m writing.
Alex (one of my protagonists) came up with Let Love Rule. While refining the last paragraph of the whole book, for the last time, Alex’s words pulled the whole story together and the title spilled out. It was as if she understood what I wanted to convey better than I did.