Wacky Wednesdays

Character Takeover: Andre

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday!

What is wacky about this Wednesday, you might ask?

It’s where the characters from my books take over my blog and social media accounts so you can get to know them. Happening every Wednesday until launch day (I think…they’re my characters but I don’t control them.)

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Doomed to Fall in Love

I’m in love with Jessica Smith. Have been since high school.

*smiles ruefully

I know. I’m the sucker who’s in love with a woman who barely notices my existence.

Why does that happen, do you think?

There are some of us who are doomed to fall in love with people who never love them back.

Then there are others who have people falling all over them when they’d prefer it to be otherwise.

*side glance

I’m looking at you, Pastor Dan. In case you haven’t figured it out, the woman I’m in love with is in love with Daniel.

*huffs out a breath

The trouble is, he’s such a nice guy who did nothing to encourage her affection that you can’t even get mad at him.

His Perfect Wife Newsletter Page

It’s Not Insta-Love

So why am I in love with Jessica?

*exhales

I wish I knew. My dad used to tell me that the minute he saw my mom, he knew she was the woman he was going to marry.

I think he passed on that same annoying trait to me.

But before you think this is all insta-love, let me tell you why I’m drawn to Jessica.

It’s because when I look at her, I see all that I can be with her. I see all that we can be together.

When she’s not obsessively chasing after Daniel, she’s the sweetest person. One who wraps her hurt into layers that I want to peel off until her true self is revealed.

*pinches the bridge of his nose

And now I’m being fanciful.

*stands

She Hates Me?

When things blew up with Daniel, Jessica ghosted everybody. She quit the Communications Team. Stopped coming to church.

I tried to visit her a few times, but she never wanted to talk. Eventually, she moved out of her aunt’s house and had her aunt promise not to tell anyone where she lived.

Several months pass by, and I didn’t see her. That’s more dramatic than you realize because Orange Valley isn’t that big.

I told myself nothing was going to happen between me and Jessica. Hard to have a relationship with a woman who’s in love with another man. Especially if you never see her.

I tried to get over her. I truly did.

Then, one day, on my morning run, I almost stumbled over her. Literally.

All the feelings I thought I’d buried came rushing back.

And then she got sick.

*rolls eyes

Unfortunately for me, I was the only person who had any experience with GBS, so her care fell to me. For the first time since I’ve known Jessica, her attention was completely focused on me.

And she hated me.

Okay, maybe I’m being dramatic. As a physical therapist, most of my patients get to a point where they hate me. But for a while, I felt like the worst person in the world.

Then things changed.
*widens eyes

She saw me. We became friends. Then, all at once, I wondered if God was going to give me the woman of my dreams after all.

His Perfect Choice, by Aminata Coote

About His Perfect Choice

He’s loved her from a distance, but she’s too blind to see it. Can he prove that he’s the man of her dreams?

Jessica Smith has always prided herself on being in control. But when her vision of being the perfect pastor’s wife falls apart, she’s forced to confront her vulnerability. As she battles weakness and fatigue, she attributes it to a stubborn cold until a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome shakes her world. Determined to overcome the illness, she’s thrown into a challenging journey with her physical therapist, Andre Meyers.

Andre has been in love with Jessica for years but watched her chase after someone who didn’t know she existed. When he’s assigned as her therapist, Andre sees this as a chance to show her how much she means to him. As they work together, they must confront their past and discover that God can use brokenness to create a beautiful ending.

Will they take a chance on each other and find their happily ever after? Find out in this heartwarming tale of hope, faith, and second chances.

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