Title: Love Lost
Author: Love Belvin
Series: Love’s Improbable Possibility #1
You ever wonder what events led up to an individual’s inability to trust? Love Lost starts off by peeling back layers of a young girl who experienced the loss of essential, reliable and nurturing love.
Rayna Brimm, hailing from an inner city in New Jersey, survives a series of betrayal and loss only to forge forward in self-preservation and obtain an education in North Carolina. After receiving her degree, vowing never return home, she finds herself in California where she tries to build a self-contained life. She made a personal declaration to get through life without further dependence on others in order to avoid yet another heartbreak. Only, fate said otherwise.
Enter Azmir Jacobs, a tall, dark, handsome and very wealthy man, who has street credibility and executive power in the corporate world. Azmir has money, power and beautiful women at his beckon call, BUT only one woman has caught his eye. The resilient Rayna Brimm, a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing contributes towards her tough skin, issues with trust and a deep-seated fear to love, turns out to be more than he bargained for when he discovered her in his boardroom presenting a leasing proposal.
Rayna isn’t the only one with a checkered past. Can Azmir conceal his convoluted life long enough to prove that he can provide Rayna the stable and reliable love that she clearly needs and deserves? Or will his lofty lifestyle and endless resources scare her away?
Just when you thought you’d begun the read of an urban novel, you turn the pages and find this is by no means an urban novel, but the journey of a classic love tale and a story of redemption instead. The Love’s Improbable Possibility series is a slow weaving journey of love. Be prepared to progress into the world of Rayna Brimm. A story of loves redemption.
*you can read my REVEIW –> HERE*
Love Belvin is a native of the Tri-State area and now lives in the Delaware Valley. She’s an avid reader and enjoys dinner parties with her closest girlfriends. While she enjoys many things, nothing excites her more than curling up with a glass of wine and a good romance novel
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Love is giving away 3 signed copies of Love Lost to 3 separate winners along with 3 e-copies to 3 separate winners (6 winners total)
How did you come up with the concept for this series?
I started out just wanting to write a romance story about a young woman from humble beginnings. Then over time, as I started spending more time vetting the main characters, I grew intimate with them. In no time, what was intended to be a simple, one book romance novel turned into a darn series! Now the story includes two complicated individuals, accidentally bumping into an opportunity at love.
Are any of the characters based on people you know?
Not at all. These characters are purely fictional. Some names are borrowed from people actually know for comedic purposes, but that’s all.
What did your family/friends think about the book?
I’m getting GREAT responses from them. I won’t get used to this though. The first installment of Love’s Improbable Possibility (L.I.P) is still new yet, and we’ve recently released the second. I come from a religious family so I know I’m due a verbal thrashing somewhere down the pike. A.D. Jacobs enjoys himself some Rayna – intimately! LOL!!
What would you say is the easiest / hardest thing about writing?
The easiest thing is coming up with characters and scenes. The most challenging is getting the opportunity to sit down and record (write) them thoroughly.
What was the hardest part to write in Love Lost?
Rayna’s beginnings were hard to write and pre-edit. I had to adapt a certain mentality to make her environment come alive. It was difficult to stay true to the characters in the first two chapters because that portion of the storyline is so misleading. Some may start Love Lost and think it’s an urban novel when it isn’t. In the end, I decided to keep her childhood in the story because it truly demonstrates her struggle to accept love later on in the series.
Sidebar: I’m glad you didn’t ask about the easiest. ***face heating up***
Were there any authors that inspired you to write?
I can’t identify any authors who inspired me to write per se, but I enjoyed Eric Jerome Dickey when I started reading heavily. Since, I’ve enjoyed much of S.H. Kolee & Sylvia Day’s work.
How many books are you planning for this series?
There are four books in the L.I.P. series: Love Lost, Love UnExpected, Love UnChartered and Love Redeemed.
Tell us 3 things about yourself that not everyone knows
My birth certificate reads: Love Belvin (and in that order)
I don’t have a favorite author.
And I don’t fancy the word “cock”.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not writing (not counting reading)?
I LOVE following pop culture, learning what the celebrities are up to. I also enjoy going to live concerts.
Not a big fan of candy…Fruity Mentos maybe.
Non-alcoholic: cranberry cocktail juice
Alcohol: Cosmopolitan or Riesling
Ice Cream flavor…
Don’t have one… depends on the way the wind blows hormonally for me.
OMGosh…Pretty Woman ***covers face in shame*** Yeah…I’m THAT kinda girl.
I don’t really have ONE…perhaps five.
Song at the moment…
Not sure. I go back and forth,
Part of a man (not counting the obvious 😉 mine is the back. Oh lawd when they got it defined. YUM)
Mmmmmm…probably abs…OR, legs! Legs…nicely shaped legs!
Scandal is rockin’ right now!
Well that’s about it… Thank you for takin time… 🙂
Thanks for having me, Momma! Chat lata…