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Flashback: The Perfect View

The Perfect View came into my mind for the view, not the story.

Let me back up. First, my high school offered a program where juniors and seniors (17-18-year-olds) could go on a backpacking/camping trip every summer for 2 weeks. They change the location every year, but when I was 17, I got to go to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park for a couple of weeks with my friends. We camped in Grand Teton for about a week, and our site was near a lake. We could take a short trail and end up right by the water. In the evenings, some of us would go there to play cards, talk, hang out, and otherwise just look at the Teton mountains on the other side of the water. I went to Catholic school, so that meant that on Sunday, the priest with us held mass, and it was outside on the edge of this lake. We were sitting on a grassy hill, and I wasn’t paying attention to the priest (sorry, Father); I was looking beyond him at the lake and these mountains. For whatever reason, even as a bratty teenager, I was able to acknowledge how small and insignificant human kind was in the grand scheme of things, and I remember thinking that this was one of my new favorite places. I was sad to leave Grand Teton, but the second week, some of us camped in Yellowstone while others remained in Teton. I chose Yellowstone and spent time with close friends, hanging out by another lake and hiking. It was one of those experiences that changed my life.

When I decided to write Morgan’s story, I knew she was a character that cared deeply for nature and also for running the family business. I knew she’d be someone who would have no problem packing a tent in her car and just setting it up wherever, so naturally, I wanted to pair her with someone who would never do that. Adler came to mind. I wanted to show how your view on something can change when you experience it with the right person. Adler never had that “stare at the lake and mountains moment” I had as a teenager, while Morgan had moments like that all the time growing up where she did. When they meet each other, they’re able to share that perfect view with one another.


The Perfect View

  • Tahoe Series Book #3

  • Genre: Lesbian Romance

  • Release Date: October 24th, 2019

  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback

  • Print Length: 217 pages

The Perfect View by Nicole Pyland. Available on Kindle and Paperback

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