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Thomas James is the author of Into the Stars (LuLu, $15.99 pb).
Thomas James spins a heartfelt tale about a man who has given up on love just as it comes trying to knock his door down.
Orlando Lafayette had his heart shattered early on in life by the supposed love of his life, Derek, who left him high and dry with their young daughter, Arianna. And while he continues to try and piece his life back together, the chance of a lifetime and a means of therapy appear as his best friend pulls some strings to produce the play he wrote years earlier. Father and daughter are soon whisked away to New York City where he meets Angelo, the attractive father of his Arianna’s classmate.
Through book club meetings, chance encounters, and a few timid dates, Orlando becomes more at ease Angelo and willing to trust with his heart once again. As always, though, things are not what they seem, and secrets are being hidden from Orlando as whispers of Derek haunt his new life.
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: lulu.com (April 15, 2010)
Amazon: Into The Stars
Is it better to have loved and lost or to have never loved at all? Let me explain. I just moved to New York City with my daughter, Arianna, to direct a play I had written to get over my ex, Derek. He left me ten years ago. Because of my friend, Sekoya, I have to smile at the images of how things should have gone between Derek and me. However, my move to the city wasn’t a complete mistake. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have met Angelo, the hunky father of Arianna’s classmate. He’s showing signs of interest, but I’d been badly hurt by Derek, I don’t know if I can trust someone with my heart again. I have to remember that he is not Derek, though. He’s kind, considerate, and…Did I mention attractive? Am I misreading his signs? Is he the man that will help me forget about Derek and love again? I’d love to believe that’s true, but I can’t help but feel that heartache is right around the corner. My name is Orlando. This is my story.