My life as a country album (my life as an album Book 1) by LJ Evans

They said we were soulmates…and we were. Even the stars agreed. But fate did not…

Tomboy Cam Swayne is determined that football hero, Jake Phillips, keeps his eyes firmly on her. After all, she’s been his since before she was born.

Cam has grown up so close to Jake that it’s as if she’s his left arm. They’ve played together on the street and at the lake since she could walk.  Plus, they’ve saved each other in some pretty miraculous ways that even their parents found hard to believe.  So, it’s only natural that, when hormones kick in, Cam feels like Jake belongs only to her.

Jake doesn’t admit it to anyone, but he’s only himself when the girl next door is at his side.  Even though he’s three years older than her and there’s a whole string of reasons for them not to be together, he can’t seem to walk away from the one girl who makes him feel whole.

But what happens when it’s not just the long line of “gaggling geese” following him around that gets in Cam’s way? What happens when it’s the illness that Jake hides from everyone?  Will Cam ever get the happily ever after she’s looking for?

“Loving you was a race I was determined to win.”

Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, comes the AWARD-WINNING coming-of-age novel about aching love and loss and learning to live again.

“Love is messy, it’s raw & imperfect…this novel shows that real love is worth all the fuss.” – Amazon Reviewer
Award winning author LJ Evans writes character-driven contemporary romance novels that are full of raw emotion and are inspired by music. 

She lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like The Crown, Victoria, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt–sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis. Which is exactly why LJ loves fiction novels–the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.

Her debut series, MY LIFE AS AN ALBUM, has won multiple awards. Her new release, GUARDED DREAMS, came out May 2, 2019. 

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