First, a bit about RECAPTURED DREAMS: Ten years, the Atlantic Ocean, and several rungs in society have kept Xavier Cain from having Sophia Montel. Now twenty-seven, he’s spent his entire adult life building a fashion empire that could finally prove his worth to her family. When fate reunites him with Sophia at London’s premiere fashion show, one problem lodges in Xavier’s path: Sophia doesn’t remember him.
The only obstacle that has kept Sophia from Xavier is a horrific car crash that erased her memory at seventeen. She’s spent the last ten years fighting to reclaim a sliver of her past that her mother refuses to help her remember. When Sophia meets Xavier at the London show, however, all her fantasies come to life in one night of passion. Discovering he is the missing link, she is determined to find all the pieces to their love story and her memory.
Xavier wants forever. Sophia wants her memory. If they take this chance, they’ll have to start over. How far are they willing to go get what they want? And when the past catches up to them, can they handle the truths it has hidden?
Let's here what Justine has to say about her book and her writing!
The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less: Boys loves girl, loses girl, then spends 10 years looking for girl. Boy draws girl back with fashion. BUT…she doesn’t remember him. Drama ensues. (oooh, drama ensues. I've said that before about my books, but I think I say "choas". LOL!)
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Actually, no. I only started writing three years ago and even then it was only because I read a book that made me think: “Hey! If this person can pen a love story that’s uber popular, then I can surely write down the one that’s been floating around in my head for years.” That unleashed a crazy passion I didn’t even know I had. Writing for me is like a release. Then it became an obsession. Publishing wasn’t even an option. I just wanted to write. And write. And write. ☺
What made you decide to go that “extra step” and seek publication?
After writing a book…or two…or was it three?…I realized that’s what writers did. (Profound. Writers write.) I would have been perfectly happy writing my little fingers to the bone until I learned that writers, uh, seek publication. Insert another obsession.
Quick! You’ve been chosen to go on Survivor. What luxury item do you take?
Well, I would say my Kindle hands down if I had a way to charge it! But since that’s probably not an option, I would say a pen and HUGE notebook. Oh, that’s two things, isn’t it? (You could probably fool Probst.)
And the most important of all: bacon or chocolate?
CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON. #Epic win! (Yesss!)
About Justine: Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter and four crazy dogs. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate.
She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share.
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