Flashback: Around the World

Around the World was a difficult book for me to write. I wanted to combine several elements into one book and make it all make sense. I’ve read many books where there are too many plots or so many things to try to remember or focus on with the characters, that I wanted to challenge myself to tell a good story where the things that have been holding the main characters back from falling in love were the exact things that these characters could provide one another.


There’s so much not said about Jamie in the first 3 books of The Boston Series, and that was purposeful. I wanted people to think she was the player she appeared to be, when there was a lot going on under the surface. She’s lost the woman she thought she’d love forever, her relationship with her parents isn’t great, her dyslexia has gotten in the way, and she feels as if because of it, she’s a disappointment to her parents who wanted so much more from her.


Here comes Lauren, a person on a mission, and that mission involves paying her respects and traveling the world. If you haven’t read the book, you should know that there are mentions of the Holocaust here. No flashbacks or anything, but Lauren’s goal is to visit every Holocaust museum and memorial in the world. She’s also struggled in previous relationships because she has a very low sex drive. Lauren’s not asexual, but she’s also not one who wants sex all the time, and it’s caused problems in her past. People have tried to force labels on her, or ask her questions, assuming it’s about them and not who Lauren is or what she wants.


With Jamie being so purposeless and seemingly someone who wants sex and only sex from women, they make a good pair when they actually take the time to see the deeper layers that others overlook. I liked showing that depth with these two and giving Jamie a purpose and Lauren someone who understands her.

 

Around the World

  • Boston Series Book 4

  • Genre: Contemporary Lesbian Romance

  • Release Date: September 29th, 2021

  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback

  • Length: 62,870 words

Around the World by Nicole Pyland. Available on Kindle and Paperback

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