SFMCoverRevealNEWThe most intimate relationship Drew Clayborn had with a man in the last four years has been with her therapist. With a past that has left her broken and scarred, she tries to piece herself back together enough to make it through each day. Whether she’s ready or not, life brings her back among the living, and Drew needs to learn quickly how to deal with her troubled past. When the perfect opportunity presents itself to pursue her dream career, it also provides Drew her first encounter with a compelling man since her devastating breakup with the last one. Carl Williamson is rich, powerful, and gorgeous. The desire she feels when he’s near makes it impossible not to melt into his arms. He wants Drew and will stop at nothing to have her. Carl promises to be her protector, but he brings familiar concerns to the surface. Dennis Brooks is a nice guy her best friend thinks would be her perfect match. He’s strong, honest, and sexy as hell, and he makes her smile in a way no one else can. Drew feels safe and secure with him, but she isn’t certain he is strong enough to handle Drew and give her what she thinks she needs in a relationship. When Drew’s demanding, controlling ex comes back to stake his claim on her, the carefully crafted world she built for herself is turned upside down. Does she need a powerful man like Carl to help her? Will Dennis step up and be the man she needs? Or does she finally become strong enough to deal with her past on her own? Who is the true hero in her quest of striving for normal?

REVIEW by Monique


Striving For Normal begins with Drew Clayborn speaking
with her therapist of four years, Joseph Hatcher, in a session to discuss
coming to terms with her past. Drew feels guilty about the things she has done
and truly does not believe she should not be allowed any happiness, because she
feels what she has done is unforgivable. Drew reveals the shocking secrets
through her sessions with Therapist Joseph that will leave you appalled and sadden,
but understanding why Drew can no longer trust.

Terri, Drew’s best friend, is trying to assist
her with moving forward by helping her with her career and dating, but Drew is
struggling to move forward. Drew then meets two men whom come into her life,
Carl Williamson and Dennis Brooks, whom are worlds apart in character. Carl is
a wealthy man that can easily have any woman he wants, but he is too fighting a
personal loss and Dennis a laid-back man that makes her smile and makes her
feel loved.

As Drew finally feels she is moving forward
with her life, her past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself
surrounded with everything she has been trying to overcome the past four years.
 Will Drew find true love and will her true
love be able to protect her from her past, so she can have a hopeful future? Will Drew’s past shatter all hopes of
her recovering from all her demons to move forward without the hope to be normal
again? Striving For Normal is a
beautiful story about a young woman struggling to be a survivor of unfortunate
circumstance of life and finding the courage to move on with loving ourselves
and allowing others to love us in return. Striving
For Normal
is a novel that will capture your attention immediately and will
be unable to put the book down. While reading, you will find yourself on an
INTENSE emotional roller coaster experiencing many emotions like being MAD,

I rate B.L.
Mooney’s novel, Striving For Normal
4.5 amazing STARS!

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B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do—she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she’s made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up just fine. B.L. lives in the Midwest and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.



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